Sunday, 10 March 2013


I visited Vienna's Spring Creative trade show with my husband yesterday and he paid for a whole lot of awesome goodies there! To express my thankfulness and joy over all my great new stash I made a tag for him, using mainly the things I got from him.

And of course I am in the Steampunk mood because SanDee and me have only recently started hosting our brand new Steampunk challenge blog - a place for card and tag makers, paper crafters but friends of altered 3D objects as well! We hope to be able to welcome a lot of Steampunk fans over there!

And it was him, who discovered the awesome Spellbinders "3D M-bossabilites" embossing folder, which I had to experiment a while on because using it with the Big Shot without tearing the card requires a certain thickness with the additional sheet of card for the stack you run through the machine. (hope this was English now ;). 

So of course I had to use it as we both love Steampunk (and also pen and paper roleplaying games located in the Victorian age). I also wanted to use the rub ons I got from fabulous SanDee as a surprise present some time ago (thank you, SanDee ;) ). It's incredible how they turn ordinary black card into something like that:

Among my new goodies there were also some new dies: the Tim Holtz "Layered Wings", "Iron Gate" and "Wanted Alphabet" dies. Love them all!

The elements that were not covered with rub ons, were sprayed with "green patina" Perfect Pearls Mist. The wings are moveable, so the tag can also get the look of a rocket by moving them all the way down - it was the right thing to do, as my hubby likes gadgets like these.

Hope, you like the tag too. Here - of course - the inevitable close-ups *lol:

I am entering The Artistic Stamper 's "Tag" challenge with this tag.


  1. WOW! All I can say is WOW! Such an amazing piece!

  2. Ich bin hellauf begeistert, liebe Claudia. Bin ich doch auch so ein Steampunkerl. Ganz große Klasse ist ein Tag geworden.

  3. wow - ein mega cooles Tag - das wäre genau das richtige für meinen Mann - einen begnadeten Schrauber :o)
    LG und noch einen schönen Sonntagabend, Dagmar

  4. What an awesome embossing folder!! Got to keep an eye out for that one. Love how you've used it here too. Hugs, Jenny x

  5. wow, Claudia, I LOVE this and I am the most un-steam punk person this is, lol You do such fabulous work! Hope you are having a wonderful week end my friend, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  6. I don't just like the tag.... I LOVE it!!

  7. Super tag! Was für eine Optik. An die Bossabilites habe ich mich noch nicht ran gewagt, die wollte ich erst in echt sehen. Dafür habe ich mir von der gleichen Firma ein paar Metall - Schätze aus NL bestellt, denn hier sind sie erst Pre - Order.-Der Monat März ist vieeeeeel zu lang (:o)

  8. What a great tag. Love those wings.

  9. Wow, wow, wow! Like Jenny, I'm going to be keeping an eye out for that embossing folder... interesting to hear that you have to juggle a bit to use it with the BigShot - thanks for the tips. This tag is just soooo cooool! Hope your husband loves it... how lovely of him to be so generous, and so great that you've lots of new toys to play with!!
    Alison xx

  10. What a great steampunk tag! Great combinations...

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  11. Absolutely amazing! This is a outstanding Card !!! Just love love love it!
    XOXO SanDee

  12. ich glaube du lieferst mir gerade das letzte Argument zu meiner Überlegung ob ich mir diesen Prägefolder zulegen soll oder nicht......wenn ich dein geniales Tag sehe ist das ein sehr gutes Argument dafür...einfach geil.

  13. oh Du meine Güte ist das schöön!
    na das glaub ich dass da einiges zusammen gekommen ist...
    ich fahr nicht mehr hin, weil ich im Kaufrausch bin auf solchen Events..während ich von zu Hause aus sehr gezielt!

    Zuletzt hab ich dann auch wahnsinnig viel Geld gebraucht, weil mein Tochter sämtlich gebotene Workshops mitmachen wollte...

    kennst die Kids ja.. und klar lassen wir uns da nicht lumpen wir guten Mamis!!!

    Meine Kuckucksuhr ist in der Mache.. auch wenn ich echt der absolute Stemapunkmuffel bin...wollte ich EUch zumindest bei der ersten Challenge nicht im Stich lassen...
    bin aber leider noch nicht fertig!
    Nun ja noch Zeit!

  14. Wow!!!! Das ist wieder echt klasse geworden!!!! Sieht spitzenmäßig aus!!!! Toll!!!!


  15. Great steampunk tag...thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper this month ;)
    xoxo Sioux


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