Monday, September 25, 2017

Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial

Hello friends! It is Monday again and I hope you had a good weekend. We had a fun soccer tournament which was a big success. Anton also managed to win five raffle prizes, so he was really pleased.


STAMPtember continues at Simon Says Stamp, with tons of inspiration and lots of new products, such as the big collection for STAMPtember®, with stamps, dies, stencils, envelopes, cardstock and sequins. 



This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Heavy Metal theme. Lots of options for this theme - metallic embellishments, faux metal looks, metallic embossing powder and more. Or music.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

I had such fun making this tag, which started out with not much of a plan, just some stamps, inks and embossing powders. Actually, a lot of embossing powder. It's a Halloween tag, but the background technique works for any theme. I also used metallic embellishments, metallic paint and metallic alcohol ink on the tag.

NOTE: As always, when working with embossing powder and heat tools, you need to be very careful not to burn yourself. Never ever touch the melted powder. Always make sure that you wait until it has cooled down completely. 

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

Start by stamping three Ravens with Black Tie pigment ink. Emboss with Liquid Platinum.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

Stamp a script stamp here and there with embossing ink and sprinkle Verdigris powder on top. Emboss. This great script stamp comes from the Tim Holtz Apothecary set.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

Ink the whole tag with Distress Ink and cover completely with embossing powder. Melt with a heat tool. Be careful!

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

Ink the whole tag with Ground Espresso. The ink will get into some areas not embossed in the previous step and increase texture. Emboss the entire tag again with clear powder. If you want to, you can emboss the tag one additional time with clear powder, using embossing ink, such as Ranger's Emboss It Dabber in between.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

When the powder is completely cool, stamp the splatter stamp from the Haunted House set here and there with embossing ink. Sprinkle gold powder on top. The powder will stick in some non-stamped areas too, just leave it as it is since it adds to the effect. Melt the powder carefully.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

Apply ink with an Emboss It dabber at the bottom of the tag and sprinkle with gold powder. Melt and then repeat with Liquid Platinum powder.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

I wish you could see the effect of all the layers of stamping, ink and embossing powder in real life. It is really pretty cool and adds such depth to the tag. You might see it a little better here, with the Platinum shimmer of the birds showing through well.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

The verdigris text adds a subtle text layer and repeats the turquoise color of the ink.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

The brown ink almost gives a fine crackle effect in some areas. I also added a little bit of black paint around the edges of the tag.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

There are a bunch of other metallic elements on the tag. These bones were colored with Silver Mixative Alcohol ink and distressed with a tiny bit of gold metallic paint.


The word band was distressed with black and gold paint. I dropped Gold Mixative onto the black Heirloom Roses.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween idea-ology

The star was coloured with gold and silver mixative, as well as some black paint.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

I also used Typed Tokens distressed with the gold and black paints.

Layers of ink - Totally Embossed Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Halloween

Here's another look of the shine of the last layer in the embossed background, the gold.

I hope you will join us this week in our Heavy Metal challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





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Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies






Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2017...
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Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps...
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Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2017...
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress MIXED MEDIA...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HEIRLOOM ROSES...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology STARS ADORNMENTS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology STAR FASTENERS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER STRING...
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Typed...
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Ranger Embossing Powder CLEAR 1.5 Oz Jar
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Ranger Embossing Powder GOLD
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Ranger Embossing Antiquities Powder...
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE CLEAR
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Ranger Embossing Powder LIQUID PLATINUM
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology INCANTATION
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LOOP PINS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Mini Paper...
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Ranger Pigment Ink Pad BLACK TIE
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Ranger CLEAR EMBOSS IT DABBER
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MERMAID...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SPICED...
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND...
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United...
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Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT...
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC...
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink GOLD Metallic...
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SILVER Metallic...
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint...
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Ranger Paint Dabber GOLD METALLIC
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER
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18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tag! Great stamps have you used.

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  2. Oh, Anna-Karin, those background colors are dreamy. I love the way the gold embossing pops against them. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

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  3. Really cool tag, Anna-Karin! Love all that embossing, and the colors are wonderful! I really like how it seems to shine! That's awesome that Anton won all those raffles! hugs, Maura

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  4. Great tag! I love how the first layer of embossed birds is a foggy one below the orange and turquoise inks and the last layer of drops are so over the whole scene. Great colors. Hugs, Marzena

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  5. A great tag Anna-Karin, lots of texture and great colours. Well done.

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  6. Wow, the textures you created are amzing , love every touch of metal! Wonderful as always! barbara

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  7. Wonderful tag!! I like the "embossing layering"!!

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  8. Love your tag and the techniques you have used, fab!
    Eleanor x

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Anna-Karin! I love how you used embossing powder for your metallic touches :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. Thank you for going into such detail on your embossing/embossing layer technique. It is a wonderful shiny metallic project.

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  11. I love all the embossed elements on this tag, Anna-Karin...they really do create such impact and work so well with the colours on the background! :)

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  12. wow Anna-Karin I love how you created such a rusty faded layered and textured look just using embossing powders...amazing...hugs kath xxx

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  13. Very cool combo of items, as always! I particularly love what you did with the bones and how you used the staples to look like stitches. SOOOooOo many great ideas for how to incorporate metal!

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  14. This is such a fabulous tag! Anna-Karin. Love the gorgeous colors and texture on the background. Brilliant design! :)

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  15. Wow, what a beautiful tag! I enjoyed seeing how you created it and I love the way you built upon the embossed layers on this piece, the metallic shine is so amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and I think I need to add Verdigris Powder and Gold Mixative to my wish list ...lol 😉. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

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  16. What a fabulous tag, Anna-Karin! Love the gold embossing and the background of the tag is gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. That's a great Halloween creation, very impressive !!

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