Sunday, 22 April 2012

A Simple Tag

Hi Bloggers.

Today I've been forced into the new Blogger and I don't like it! I'm one of those people who struggle a bit when software and layouts change and it's taken me a while to find where everything is - must be something to do with age I think.

Anyway, today I'm sharing a very simple tag.

I inked up one side of the Steampunk Mask (will be getting some in my Amazon Store soon) with Perfect Medium. I popped my tag face down on to the inked area and ran it through my Grand Calibur. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I then added some Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. Next, (as per Ali Reeve) I added a generous dusting of Dark Bronze Mica Powder (from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set) and heated it again. The Mica sinks in to the melted embossing powder - cool, eh?

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Mechanical Handbags Stamp Set using Sepia Archival and embossed with clear powder. I distressed the edges of the tag and my sentiment with my scissors and then added Tea Dye Distress Ink using Cut & Dry Foam.

I dyed some Cotton Hemp Ribbon using Tea Dye Distress Stain and then stamped some cogs onto it using Sepia Archival. I added some Creative Expressions Faux Screw Brads in Antique Copper to couple of the mask cogs and the tag was complete.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Your not the only one blogger has changed don`t like it , love the tag .Melanie

  2. #Fab tag Julia... guess what? I have been told a way to get back to the old interface on Blogger: Go to Design, Click on the little Gear icon on top RHS, then click on Old Blogger... and as if by magic, you get the old one back! Hurrah! HTH x

    1. Thanks for info Hels. Will try that. Julia xx

  3. So why is it when you say 'this is a simple card/tag/project' it never is - there is always a technique or two there that demands trialing? LOVE this tag and the embossing technique. Thanks for sharing, hugs, Buttons x


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