Monday, April 25, 2016

Distressed Metal Tag



Hello friends! I hope you had a great weekend! We had really weird weather yesterday; cold, with snow, hail and sun at the same time. Thank you to everyone who commented on my Simon Says Stamp My Favorite blog hop post, I had such fun reading all the comments. It is Monday and a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and this week the challenge is Show us your Metal. Metal is one of my favourite materials.

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
I made a distressed metal tag. Without much of a plan, I started tearing foil tape and applying it to manila cardstock, from which I die cut a tag. After spotting some left-over Tim Holtz rub-ons on my desk, I started applying them to the tag and really liked the result, so much that I almost didn't want to cover it up. 

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
After applying the rub-ons, I sanded the tag (I usually do that outdoors) and then applied alcohol ink to make the metal look old and worn. 

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
While I was working on the background, the mail came and I got a parcel from Simon Says Stamp with some new Tim Holtz stamps, such as Vintage Auto, Dapper and Label Frames. They were inked up within five minutes, which might be a record.

On the Distress Archival Ink Mixed Media pad, you get four different pads. It is great value, and if you also get the reinkers, it will last a very long time. I use my Jet Black Archival Ink on a daily basis, and I have never gotten a new ink pad, I simply reink it when needed. A label was stamped with the Vintage Photo Archival Ink on manila cardstock. I stamped the car with Black Soot, and the text and numbers with a Hickory Smoke and Vintage Photo, stamping on scrap paper once first.

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
Since Archival Inks are permanent, nothing will happen to them when you use techniques involving water, in difference to Distress Inks which are meant to react with water. Smear Pumice Stone on a craft sheet, mist with water and press the label into the ink. When dry, I inked the edges with Ground Espresso and used the Distress Spritzer tool and a Black Soot marker to add more texture.

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
I love the gold and silver Deco Sheets and was happy to see that they now also come as tape. A piece of the thicker silver tape was folded over on itself to create a glittery ribbon. But it was a little too bright for the tag, so I distressed it with Teakwood and Pitch Black alcohol ink. The two thinner pieces on the tag got the same treatment. The Deco Tape remains wonderfully shiny, but now with more of a vintage look.
 
 Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
I glued a few Mirrored Stars to the tag.

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
The label was folded and shaped a little and I added two gears distressed with alcohol ink.

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
I also thought the Nailheads and Hex Fasteners idea-ology pieces fit on the tag, with a little Pitch Black ink on top. 

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
Here you can see the cool metal finish of the tag, and the distressed Deco Tape. You can also use brighter colours of alcohol ink, for a different look. I think Stream and Lettuce will look great, for instance.

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
Under the label, I glued an Adornment Arrow, wrapped with a piece of wire, from which a Typed Token is hanging. All were distressed with alcohol ink.

Layers of ink - Distressed Metal Tag by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz stamps and idea-ology.
And here's a better look at the Deco Tape ribbon, tied to the tag.

I hope you will join us in our Show us your Metal challenge. As every week, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.


If you want to, follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads, so that we can see them on there too.




Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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18 comments:

  1. Quite simply fabulous!!!!!!!!! xx

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  2. How wonderful to have that car stamp arrive, it looks fantastic on your tag! Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Very cool, Anna-Karin! Love how the tag itself looks metal :)


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  4. Absolutely cool, love your tag! I adore the way you make the ribbon with Deco Tape,it's wonderful! I'll use this idea, I love so much! Thanks for the inspiration! Barbara

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  5. love your tag , cant wait for my cars to arrive! x

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  6. Wonderful tag! You always show great ways to use stamps. I knew the automobiles were really neat but now I see how useful those label stamps are. I love how you put this together.

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  7. Awesome tag! Sounds like your stars were aligned on this one Anna-Karin, from the weird weather - good time to work inside, to your package arriving so you could add those neat things too! Love how you did your background!

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  8. Way cool technique... rub-ons over foil! Such an awesome tag !

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  9. Absolutely amazing, I've never used the foil but now I have to order some and try it out cause the reults are stunning! Thank you for this inspiration. Hugs, Marzena.

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  10. This is amazing, Anna-Karin. The background is awesome and I would never have thought of doing this with remnant rubs. I've got to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration! Cathie

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  11. This is such a gorgeous tag! I love the beautiful distressed effect :)

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  12. gorgeous tag Anna Karin...an absolute gold and silver delightful feast for the eyes...hugs kath xxx

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  13. What a wonderful tag, Anna-Karin! The background is just amazing and is a piece of art in itself but with the addition of the other elements, it just takes it to another level and is stunning! :)

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  14. This is such a stunning tag, Anna-Karin! I love the metal look of it, it's absolutely fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  15. Fabulous tag! I love the look of the remnant rubs on the metal and the deco tape ribbon :)

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  16. This has such a great vibe to it and I love how you are always appreciating letters, words and quotes. It makes the English major in me smile from ear to ear! Amazing job, as always!

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  17. I love your steampunk tag it is awesome! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

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