Monday 22 September 2014


Hi and welcome. This month at ABAC, we've been exploring the very versatile steampunk theme. As it was recently Father's Day here in Australia, I decided to do a male orientated tag.

Firstly I cut a tag from cardstock which was originally an experimentation piece. I then stencilled over it using silver Delicata ink (shown up as white, below).

After this was dry, I stamped in versamark and added black embossing powder to some of the edges.

 Cream cardstock was put through an embossing folder and smooshed with Distress Inks (Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Barn Door). This was mounted onto metallic black card and attached to the tag base.
The stamped playing card was smooshed with Barn Door. Cogs were die cut (Tim Holtz) from crumpled layers of aluminium foil and attached .

These looked too 'new' so I tipped on splashes of alcohol ink and vintaj patina then scratched off some of the colour in parts. Some black stazon was also added on some of the cogs.
A couple of metal embellishments, also treated the same way, completed the tag.
Thank you for stopping by. There's still time to enter  our steampunk challenge, so why not pop over to: and check out what the rest of the team has done this STEAMPUNKTEMBER!!!

Cheers for now, Di.


  1. I love all of your wonderful foil cogs! Fabulous tag!!

  2. Wow Diane, the cogs are fabulous and I love the wonderful background you placed them on too, this is a brilliant tag. Anne xx

  3. WOW!!! I absolutely love love love your tag!!!! It's gorgeous! I'm thrilled to be part of the same group of talented ladies!!!!!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship,
    aka Her Craftiness

  4. LOVE the amazing textures here!