Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Steampunk Tag


I have had a few really stressful days so I took some time to craft this morning.  I created a tag embellished with Globecraft Piccolo embossed book board and Cheery Lynn Designs flowers.  I started with this great Steampunk Gears Necklace and Vintage Gears set.  I embossed all the book board with Vintage Copper embossing enamel.  I love that this has a blue green patina base to it; just like copper that has been out in the weather too long.  You can get quite a few different aged looks by varying the amount of heat you apply or by adding additional layers of enamel.  I think this is my favorite of the enamels.  The key is also embossed with the same Vintage Copper.  Don't you just love the aged look?


I used the necklace bezel as a platform for the largest of the Cheery Lynn Designs Poinsettia Strip flowers.  I used two large, one medium and one small petal to make that flower.  I added some Vintage Photo Distress ink to the petals before creasing them upwards.  I added two small flowers created with one medium and one small petal and then another large flower but this one only has one large, one medium and one small petal.  To give the tag some interest, I embossed it with my Cheery Lynn Designs Do It Yourself embossing plate, adding some Vintage Photo distress ink to bring out the pattern.  This was such a fun project to make.  Thanks for stopping by. 

7 comments:

ednamburgess said...

Great project and so different. I love it! Had never heard of the new embossing things. Will have to try some. The gears and flowers turned out so good. Keep the ideas coming. Edna

Primitive Seasons said...

Can you tell me please what is "bookboard?"

Mary

Sandie Edwards said...

Wow, how impressive is the embossing powder. Your tag looks totally fabulous!!! Looks like real metal Sandy!

Bonnie Brown said...

The tag is impressive. The Globcraft Piccolo product makes authentique looking metal.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Just love this Sandy! You really do go the extra mile and it shows. Thanks too for your kind words on my Blog, and good to see you back at Cheery Lynn. Judy x

Gitte said...

Wow beautiful Tag.

Bj said...

What a fabulous tag! Love the embossed antique technique. Very cool!