Monday, March 23, 2020

My Cards and Tags: Imagination Tag using Tim Holtz's Noble Gent Stamp Set

"Steampunk" is the theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and I would be lying if I said I didn't find it challenging!  Gears and metal and machinery (which are the elements I think of first when I hear "steampunk") have never really factored into my aesthetic vibe.  Instead, I decided to celebrate the creativity and imagination behind all of those wacky steampunk inventions and innovations.

I started this tag with some gorgeous patterned paper from Stamplistic called "Cogworks."  I stenciled some turquoise dots onto it using Tim Holtz's Halftone stencil.

I'd been anxious to try Seth Apter's new line of Izink Ice glaze (this shade is called "Whisky Frost") and it did not disappoint!  It is smooth and translucent enough to have your background elements and colors still show through, but it is full of rich color itself.  It is a layering dream and I look forward to using it more.

Next I sprayed the tag with Dylusions Calypso Teal Shimmer Spray and let it dry.  Since I'd put my paper through a lot of wet stuff, I glued it onto some Strathmore Mixed Media Paper to add some sturdiness.  Then I smeared on acrylic paint in different colors.

While that was drying, I cut out and assembled the elements I'd be using to create my flying machine.  The wings and hat were cut out of some collage scraps I'd had leftover from a different project that were laying on my table.

All that was left was to assemble, which I did using my trusty UHU glue stick.  I finished this off by heat-embossing some white words at the bottom.

Does my project scream "streampunk"?  Hmmmmm.  Jury's still out, but I did have fun making this tag.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

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