Monday, 18 May 2015

Steampunk Tag

I was never a big fan of steampunk until Kraftyhands brought out the Steampunk Emporium CD and I was making samples......then I got it.

Tags have also always been a bit of a challenge, not quite sure where to start with them.

  • I chose the image I wanted and gathered together green and brown distress inks, wooden key, piece of an old book and some cogs cut out of craft card. The tag is a bought one made of card measuring about 20 cm by 11 cm.
  • The background is made with torn pieces of background paper that looks like wood and glued flat.
  • The edge of the tag was inked and then edged with copper embossing powder.
  • A torn piece of the book was inked, had some texture paint added and then edged in gold embossing. It was glued onto the tag with pads and curved to give a ripple effect.
  • I tore the image of the girl into a rough rounded shape and the edge of that was also embossed in gold.
  • The wooden key and the cogs were inked in green distressing ink and also embossed in gold which gave them a rusty appearance.
  • I wanted to add some text, so this was printed on the computer and then inked curved into shape and added.

Crafty Wishes
Laura xxx


  1. Gorgeous tag Laura
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Hi Laura . Clever , interesting arrangement of die cut cogs ,wooden key and other embellishments which must give an awesome dimension to this amazing tag .
    hugs Shirley-Anne