Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Altered Playing Card Steampunk Tag

Live The Life You've Imagined!
This is one of my favorite sayings and it's on a few Tim Holtz Stamps, I decided this was the saying that I wanted to go with for this tag.


For the project today, I entering the following challenges:
SanDee & Amelia's Steampunk Challenge - The challenge over there is "Altered Playing Cards", this is my first time playing with them and I am really having fun with it. I will have to play more often with SanDee and Amelia
Fun With ATCs - Texture is the theme there and I created texture with the embossed metal and my playing card is ATC size.

To start with this tag I sanded a little bit onto my playing card to give it some tooth and prep it for the Distress Paint.

I then went over the entire card with some peeled paint - Distress Paint, I wanted to card to show through and it worked perfectly. I also went around the edges of the card with black soot distress ink.

For my tag I dabbed several colors of Distress paint onto my craft sheet and spritzed with water and then ran my tag through.
I also stamped with Archival ink and a Tim Holtz word stamp

I used more paint dabbers in several colors for my cardboard pieces that I used. These turned out so cool, I just love how the colors run together.

I used metal tape and several alcohol inks and a Tim Holtz clockworks embossing folder to create my piece of metal. I also went over the top after it had been embossed with Black Soot distress ink.

In order to create a pocket (so that the playing card can be pulled out) I only tore off the paper backing of the tape in the areas I wanted to stick to the tag and left the rest of the brown paper.


I used a piece of card stock with writing on it and colored it with distress inks. I stamped my sentiment with Archival black ink. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz stamp set called "Odds and Ends"

Lastly I used apiece of Tim's tape measure ribbon and stained it with a combo of distress paints and alcohol inks to colorize it. I'm sorry, forgot to photograph that part.

I added some other elements and lots of Tim's Findings

This is how it all came together... (notice the measuring tape on the right side here)







I hope you enjoyed the tutorial for today, please feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have questions. I really try to answer all question and usually reply to all comments. 

13 comments:

  1. That is fantastic Claudine. So glad you do step by steps to show all the work that goes into creating your projects. Hugs, Jenny x

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  2. Hi Claudine, wow love this tag, and indeed great that you've shown us the steps for making this. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Frea

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  3. Hi Claudine, Lets play cards and have tea. What a wonderful project and as always I love your work.
    Patty.

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  4. A fantastic tag, Claudine!

    Love all the details and materials you used and the stepxstep too! Thank you for sharing this with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!!! (Hope to see you with playing along with us more often then ;)

    Hugs,
    die amelie x

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  5. Love this!!! The playing card alteration is fabulous as is the metal! So cool!

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  6. Dear Claudine, thank you indeed for showing this amazing Project on the SanDee&amelie´s STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE.

    Just brilliant you show the work in process as well!
    Thank you indeed!
    XOXO SanDee1899

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  7. A cool make!
    Thank you for playing along with us at FunwithATCs!

    Claudia x

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  8. Very cool indeed! Love the metal and the torn piece with sentiment.

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  9. lovely colours. the embossed metal looks great. the treatment on the card looks fab. thanks for joining us at fun with atc's

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  10. Love how you incorporated the playing card into the tag. Wonderful colors.

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  11. Very cute! Love your idea of the pocket on your tag! Beautiful!

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  12. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post.
    Photo Playing Cards

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