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Sunday 27 May 2012

Simon says...happy fathers day!!!

Well yes , you have guessed it is ANOTHER TAG!!!! So the theme over at Simon says is fathers day, so here is my fathers day tag!
Started by embossing some ranger foil sheet with this fab embossing folder, then covering lightly with black paint dabber.I have never used this before and this metal sheets before and t is fab!!! Love it!!!.Then I added die cut cogs, from canvas and card, coloured with DI.
The sentiment and image are from a new Tim set .I added some on the edge die cut cogs another new goodie!! I added string to keep with the masculine feel and a light bulb covered crackled ...I found this technique on Hels blog..., sorry not sure which post!

To complete I added dad using Tim Holtz letters and  some ideaology .( if you saw this earlier the bottle was off another tag...oops!)

This metal foil is certainly a toy to play with some more..you never know it may not be on a tag next time!!!
I am entering this for the following challenges:
Fathers day @ http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
steampunk @ http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/
Fathers day @ http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.co.uk/ (sponsered by thecraftbarn)

and just before i go , here are my 3 beautiful children , enjoying the summer sun!!!

Have a fab, fun and inky day!!!


  1. ...this is your best Tag to date in my opinion Trace...the foil in the new embossing folder gives amazing effect & your cogs & ickle bottles all your elements the little crackled light bulb along with that great sentiment...perfect!...Mel :)

  2. ...sorry Trace I forgot to say how adorable your children are with their loVely smiley face's...Mel :)

  3. Fantastic fatherday tag Trace. Super man-like. (isn't the right word i think) And what a lovely and beauty children you have.
    you also a fab, fun and inky day.

  4. Wow Trace, this is steampunk allll the way! I love your tag, so full on without being overdone, I had a chuckle when I saw that you put your blog button on your tag, it looks great :)))
    Thankyou for joining in our steampunk challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.
    Dot x

  5. WOW this is brilliant! And oh my! 3 lovely smiling faces! Thanks for sharing the photo. Judy x

  6. I love steampunk so looove this loads. The way you have used the cog edging is fab, never thought of that. The embossing folder is my favourite at the moment but have not tried TH's metal sheets yet. A wonderful tag Trace and your kiddywinkles are beautiful, they are obviously enjoying this heatwave! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  7. This tag is wonderful, great work! xxx

  8. awesome tag thanks for joining us at TIOT.EE

  9. Wow, a fantastc Tag love all the elements and details. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  10. Wow, that's a wonderful tag, great textured background. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  11. Fabulous Tag - I love all the texture you have created with the various embossing folders. The metal sheet looks interesting!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC

  12. Great steampunk!!! Love the details...

    greetings, Alie :-)

  13. Hi
    I like the texture you created on your card and that there is much to interest the eye here.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.


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