Saturday, September 1, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - Screampunk!


I love when the first of the month rolls around and it's time for a new tag from Tim Holtz. He never fails to inspire, and this month is no different! Sometime this week I got the idea to use Karen Burniston's Pop 'n Cuts die to create a pop-up tag. While I was running it by her, Karen supplied the brilliant idea of making an 'Instadeath' type change from the front to the inside. Since I am all about Halloween right now, I had to figure out how I could translate all this Steampunkish metal into something spooky!

Oh no! I guess he drank that poison. Instant Screampunk! My little skully man was inspired by Sandra (Made by Sannie) who had the awesome idea of replacing the heads of Tim's Steampunk guys with skulls. I thought just maybe, if I stamped Tim's skull from the new Halloween 3 set onto gessoed Shrink Plastic (thanks, Linda!) and shrunk it, it would fit the nice man from Artistic Outpost's Loverly London set. Well...as you can see, it worked perfectly! I can't even tell you how excited I was by that. :)

To create the pop-up, I cut cardstock using the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Circle Die with the PNC base die. To fit it into the narrower space of a tag, you need to trim it down and you'll lose the two side supports. It will still work just fine, though. You should be able to do this with many of the other PNC inserts too! For a tutorial on how to create a similar pop-up tag, you can check out an older post of mine on the Sizzix blog.

Here's a closeup of my guy. He was stamped on white chipboard and colored with Distress Markers. The pop-up background was created using the wrinkle free distress technique with the addition of the new Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. I hope you can see what a cool effect this makes! It just glows and changes depending on how it catches the light. The little tombstones behind him were cut from Grungeboard using the new Sizzix On the Edge Graveyard die and painted with a Pebble Dabber and inked with Distress. The bats were cut from chipboard and painted with a black Dabber.

When I was imagining what this would look like, I hit upon the idea of calling it Screampunk. Of course, a quick Google search showed that I was definitely not the first one to come up with that term. Dang! I still like it, though. To spell it out, I covered cardstock with foil tape and cut it using the Sizzix Typeset die. After antiquing the letters with paint, I glued them onto a black chipboard panel that was cut using the Mini Label set. Love the texture on those letters!

Most of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Be sure and use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order. I also wanted to mention that Artistic Outpost has all of their Halloween stamp sets on sale for 20% off this week! You can read all about it here.


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Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

68 comments:

  1. This is absolutely amazing, Shelly! I love every single detail and the fact that he has a shrunken head? Even better!

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  2. How bizarre, how bizarre! I left a comment from my iPad and now it is not here. This is a feast for the eyes! I love everything about it! Wow!!!

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  3. Shelly, you amaze me every time with your creations! Love this tag, I think I have to scraplift this one!

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  4. Oh my! I love your interpretation of the 12 tags.
    What a great idea to use the Pop N Cut with tags. I prefer to make a tag as a card any day. This takes it to a whole new level.There are so many wonderful techniques in this 'tag' that I won't go through them all. After all, you're already very familiar with them and Hopefully you won't mind me trying them out. I just located an online store that still has the pop n cut base tray and promptly ordered one. They are an endangered species at the moment. I just got the metallic stains - aren't they awesome? Well,I'm off to try my hand at some shrunken heads.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. WOW!!!! That is brilliant, not only a very clever take on Septembers tag but so totally out of the box. I love it!!!

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  6. There are no words good enough! Your creativity absolutely amazes me!!! This is seriously scary...scream punk is right! Wow!

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  7. Good night but this is just too flipping fantastic!

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  8. Luv this . Fantastic creativity

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  9. This is SO amazing! I can't wait to try using the pop n cuts die with the bookmark! Brilliant! Love it!
    Thank you SO much!

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  10. Perfect! Gesso on SP is addictive!!!! See???

    ~Linda

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  11. I love love love this!Your creations always make me smile-thank you!

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  12. Oh My Gosh!!! This is sooo freakin fabulous! I love EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!!! It's soooo awesome!

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  13. I cant tell you how many levels of love that I have for this..... Wow and wow...

    And wow

    -kory

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  14. amazing and love the way you have incorporated the tims tag idea with that wonderful inside! trace x

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  15. Words cannot describe it! So fantastic!

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  16. Insanely brilliant! Wrinkle-free distress with the Pewter is stunning, and the rest of the colours you've added give the perfect graveyard light for the interior. So fantastically made, so witty, amazing!!
    Alison x

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  17. Wow Shelly! This is insanely awesome! Love the way you've made the tag into a popup card. And the idea behind it all is brilliant. The inside is stunning! What a great idea to use shrink plastic to make the skull fit! You took my skull idea to the next level! You're a genius! Hugs, Sandra

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  18. Words nearly fail me on this one Shelly, love how you took Tim's tag and made it into a Halloween inspired tag and then inside - wow - screampunk is right! Wonderful idea to use shrink plastic for the head. This tag is a winner all the way! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  19. BOOM!!!! yep did you here that??? thats me being blown away by your art!! Love these Shelly bloomin brilliant x

    kazx

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  20. That is totally awesome! Brilliant idea and fun too!

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  21. wow this is such a brilliant pop up tag, loving the element of surprise. x

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  22. I freaking' LOVE this!!! You never fail to wow me. Your creativity is off the charts! I can't wait to get my hands on that graveyard edge die. It was the first thing I ordered, and you've given me phenomenal inspiration once again :)

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  23. Wowwwwwww what an amazing tag Shelly
    I really really love it.

    Greetings Janny

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  24. Oh WoW! What a crazy, gorgeous Steampunk-work with a lot of fantastic details.

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  25. WOW WOW WOW! I am blown away by this awesome tag! LOVE every little detail!

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  26. Absolutely screamendously WOW !!!

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  27. Shelly, this is sooooo cool! I was just thinking about making a pop-up tag and there you did it...lol!!!! Your artwork makes my jaw drop. LOVE IT!

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  28. OMG. I just love this. I have to make one like it.

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  29. Again very extraordinary and wonderful creations, dear Shelly! Super idea and beautifully designed.

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  30. OMG Shelly, it's fabulous! Pinning!!!! lol

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  31. This is beyond clever Shelly. You have created a whole new genre: screampunk!

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  32. A real masterpiece, Shelly...amazing!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  33. Great piece of art. So very creative.

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  34. Shelly, this is crazy, scary goodness! Loving all the Halloween you have been doing of late. You are an inspiration. Thank You.

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  35. Oh, Shelly, this is absolutely fantastic!!! I love the outside and was just admiring how cool it is with the blood vial and all, and then BAM! the inside just gobsmacked me. It is WONDERFUL.

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  36. Super card, Shelly!!!! Love the way you made the skull to fit the steampunk guy!!!

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  37. Love your style and spooky stuff. Your background is amazing!

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  38. Totally inspired, Shelly! Love the whole idea!

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  39. I rarely take the time to leave a comment, but, this is WAY COOL!!!

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  40. Wow, this is so cool Shelly, inside and out. Shrink plastic perfect solution to shrink the head. TFS!

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  41. Wowzers! I love these tags. I've ordered that tombstones die and I'm waiting for them to come through. I can't wait. The Tim tag is beyond all awesomeness! A new follower right here. Michelle xx

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  42. Shelly

    I love your card but of course I love all your work. BIG FAN!!
    Thanks for sharing..

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  43. Another fantastic Shelly creation! Love it!

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  44. Shelly, you are amazing....using that die I am chomping at the bit to get now. Sizzix needs to give you a bonus, and so should Ranger! What a great idea to combine the Pop 'n' Cuts die with a tag. And that great transformation from English fellow to skeleton fellow was so clever.

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  45. You WOW me everytime !! What can I say?? That is one FUN-Tastic tag !

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  46. Holee. Crap. This. Is. The. Awesomest. EVER. Ever. Ever.

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  47. You and your creations are amazing!

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  48. Very cool. Will have to study this one for a while. thanks as always for sharing.

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  49. This is INSANELY cool!! I love the pop up tag idea, pure genius. And I love the spooky screampunk theme! =) I really have to get started on my Halloween crafts... Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  50. Wow, this is fabulous Shelly!
    I'm working on my tag now, such a cool technique!

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  51. freakin' cool! maybe people will take more to your screampunk than they did to my springpunk!

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  52. Wow! this is so amazing! great idea! i love the colors you used and "screampunk" is awesome!!

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  53. Omg, Shelly! You & Karen are cracking me up!!! I LOVE all that you two are creating! ! I can feel the creative energy you are spinning!!!

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  54. I can't believe my eyes. Your tag is amazing Shelly. I've never done a Tim Tag before and I can see how talented all you artists are. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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  55. Shelly...you are just NUTS with creativity! Love this tag! :) <3 Candy

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  56. Such an awesome card! There is just so much to love...so I love it all!

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  57. Fabulous tag Shelly - you have taken it to a whole new level. It's spooktacular :-D

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  58. Just Awesome as are all your projects love your creative mind!!

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  59. Hi Shelly I just love your th tag and the Halloween project is just stunning. Thank you for sharing x your newest follower Annie x

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  60. I really love this project you did. Now, I do need to get Tim Holtz distress ink, lol... Like others said it wow factor to me it just pop out at you. Very nice job!

    Justie

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  61. Your details on the metal are amazing!

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  62. Wow love your take on Tim's tag. It's my fav so far especially since you Halloween'd it!

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  63. Holy cow! I'm so in love with this! FABULOUS!

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