Saturday, 28 April 2012

Demo Tag to Give Away

Hi Bloggers,

Today I'm sharing the final demo piece from the shows on Tuesday. It's a tag and I made it so I could demo the techniques used in this post.

For the background, I used the Grid Mask. I inked through it with Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed Distress Ink using Cut & Dry Foam. I really love the mosaic effect you get from this mask. I then randomly stamped some circles using a mister bottle top and the Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

I stamped the stem of the flower with the chain from the Steampunk Shoes Stamp Set using Sepia Archival. I did not emboss it.

I stamped 2 of each of the 4 different small tickets from the Creative Expressions Tickets Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Metallic Embossing Powder. I coloured the edges of the tickets with the Copper Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set. I cut them all out.

I stacked the tickets up and pierced a hole through them all. I added a Creative Expressions Faux Screw Brad in Antique Gold and fanned the tickets out to look like a flower. I added 3D foam pads of the back and added the flower to the top of a chain stem.

I stamped some keys from the Creative Expressions Mechanical Handbags Stamp Set onto some card, which had been spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Misting Inks, using Perfect Medium and I embossed them with the gold powder. I cut them out and added them to the chain stems to make my 'leaves'.

I stamped the sentiment from the Steampunk Shoes Stamp Set using Sepia Archival. I did not emboss it. I cut it out line by line and glued it to my tag using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I dyed some American Seam Binding first with Mustard Seed and then with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink (drying after each one). I added a little copper mica powder to the Rusty Hinge to give it a little sparkle. I added this to my tag.

Hope you enjoyed this demo if you watched. I didn't finish the tag during the show but I've finished it now and it's up for grabs. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning it, simply become a follower (if you're not already) and leave a comment on this post. I'll draw a winner on Monday morning.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. stunning tag watch the demo must try this .Melanie

  2. Hi Julia, lovely Tag, my favourite colours. Thanks for the chance to win. S x

  3. Fab tag Julia and love how you have used the sentiment

  4. Loved watching you on the shows, and really like the tag. I did succumb and order the stamps and masks .

  5. i love this tag, and you give me so much inspiration, thank you so much. love maria xxxxx


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