I was wondering if the Steampunk Debutante Collection by Graphic 45 would work with the Voyage Beneath the Sea Graphic 45 Collection so that I could make a couple of tags for the mini album I made recently (see HERE for that post). While the greens are different, I think the general artistic style and some of the images cross over quite nicely.
To make this little tag, I used the Diemond Dies Nesting Tag Die Set and cut into my one remaining sheet of this Steampunk Debutante Collection paper with the flying fish in the background (it has the flying man held up by a giant hand by a propeller). I layered two of the nesting tags with double sided foam adhesive, inking all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot.
Then it was a matter of fussy cutting all the flying fish and inking the edges with a black marker. I then popped them up on one, two, or even three layers of more double sided foam adhesive, positioning them in directions to make them look like they were swimming in harmony in a big school. I think adding all the extra double sided foam adhesive gave some of them the look of jumping/flying in the air! I don’t know if you can see it in the photos, but I also added coats of Clear Wink of Stella to the flying fish so they have a great sparkle in the light.
To finish off the tag, I used a bit of black silk ribbon and looped it through a hole I had punched at the top. Lastly, I remembered I had an old metal starfish charm in my stash so I tied a bit of black twine into a bow and added the whole thing as a little topper.
This tag is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Nautical/By the Sea Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Things With Wings Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
SanDee & Ameile’s Anything Goes Steampunk/Industrial Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge
I absolutely adore this tag! I am so impressed with the sense of movement you’ve given it with those great layers of flying fish! Such a clever idea to layer the tags, too, with the smaller one on front. And what a great use for your old metal starfish charm! You certainly made it feel fresh and modern and I really love the look of this. Thanks so much for the great write-up describing your process and for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Awww you are so sweet Andrea! It was a little tag but made with lots of love (and fussy cutting)! LOL tfstopping by! Hugs, Kristina
whoa! look at all of that fussy cutting! so fun 🙂 thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!
awww thanks so much Jenn! Yes, there was a LOT of fussy cutting, but I kind of like that. It’s a little zen for me. LOL tfstopping by! Hugs, Kristina
I think this is amazing! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member
Thanks so much Jackie! Big hugs, Kristina
Awesome ! Love the 3D effect. Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges!
Thanks so much Kerstin! I really appreciate your kind comment! Hugs, Kristina
A great tag!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our ” anything goes with optional add flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
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Thanks bunches Melanie! Big hugs, Kristina
A brilliant idea for a beautiful tag! Love it!!!
Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges!
Awww thanks so much Claudia! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave such a sweet and encouraging comment!