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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Steampunk Love

Tim posted his lovely Valentine inspired  February Tag yesterday.  It inspired me to create my own version of his tag:
I started with embossing Coredination's Chocolate Box Cardstock using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Valentine  embossing folder. I sanded off the edges and embossing to expose the pink color underneath.  I used this to top the bottom and top of my tag.

I then had to create a coordinating background using Tim's spritz method.  I didn't have any distress stains that matched the color of my cardstock. Instead I pulled out my re-inkers and water spritzer and used them to create a pink background.  I then spied the gold paint dabber and decided to edge everything out in gold.  That had me pulling out the Stampendous Micro-glitter Gold and ended up all glittery and gold along with the browns and pinks. :)

The main image on my card took the longest time to find. I couldn't think of what to use as I didn't have the Queen of Hearts image.  I ended up getting inspired by a beautiful set from Chocolate Baroque called Punky Romance.  It had the perfect heart image.  I stamped it with brown ink on a pink background. I edged it out with the gold paint and added the glitter again.

I wanted to add the touch of twine to my tag to add texture. I ended up taking ivory twine and painting it with the gold paint. I loved how it ended up drying with the crinkles as I scrunched it up while it was wet. It added a fun texture. 

I used the seasonal stickers from Tim for the sentiment which also received the Midas touch.  Tim did the lovely detail of the tissue tape as the ribbon and I just added a hint of the gold paint.

Another Valentine's project off my list. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Suzz

25 comments:

  1. Wow- this is another gorgeous piece. Love reading your blog.

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  2. Great take on Tim's tag. Love the color and the wings are wonderful!

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  3. LOVE all the gold! It's regal, funky and Distressed all at the same time!! Great take on Tim's tag!

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  4. This is wonderful - that set of stamps is a great favourite of mine and I love the way you've made this tag which I'm sure looks even better for real with the gold, pink and brown.

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  5. WOW!! This color is luscious! I always love your take on Tim's tag - this one is seriously to die for!

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  6. The steampunk heart is glorious - love the gilding... and that fabulous topping of music ribbon and twine!
    Alison x

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  7. mmmmm Pink! I love this tag! Every detail. So creatively talented!! :)

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  8. I love the combination of the hearts and gears. Great job!

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  9. Wow what a beautiful pink tag you've made!

    greetings Bianca

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  10. I love the look of the whole tag. Pinks and golds and browns. Really pretty!!

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  11. Gorgeous gorgeous work right here, love this!

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  12. wow this is gorgeous! beautiful colors! i pinned it!

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  13. ooh lovely Sue, great combination of techniques and products.

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  14. Love it! Especially the gears over lapping between the wings...great take on the tag!

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  15. Looks amazing my friend. Such yummy color.

    Hugs

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  16. This tag is fantastic! What a great inspiration piece!

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  17. Beautiful tag Suzanne! Love all the golden shimmer!

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  18. Cool, Suzz! I love your original TH inspired tag. Your color scheme and Steampunk heart are amazing. I just finished mine, but will not be posting it until Wednesday. Blessings!

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  19. A great tag Suzz. I love the steampunk look done in pink.

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  20. Gorgeous tag! I love the steampunk take on it a lot.

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  21. All I can say is WoW! It is so stunning and I love it!!
    Kate

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  22. Beautiful! Love the steam punk imagery!

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