One reason, of course, is my fondness for BROWN! The second was I knew how cool they would be with probably my favorite color combination. Brown, Red, Black and White.
I think they are a Classic combination for Vintage pieces. I'm just sayin', I think they work.
Add a bit of shine, like Gold, and it is all you need for a tag that's fun!
I trimmed down a #8 Kraft Tag and embossed with white embossing powder and the Steampunk stamp. I decided to cut the bottom off with the Mini Scallop die just for kicks.
Then I used Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks around the edges. You cannot beat the richness of the Mahogany on the Kraft colored paper!!!!
Next I layered it onto a black Chipboard tag cut with the large Tag Die from Tim.
I cut some Mini Gears out of Grungeboard and swiped the Picket Fence Distress Stains on them. Then added Gold, Silver, and Copper Paint Dabbers on them.
Loved how the paint dries with texture from the sponge applicators.
Add a bit of Gold around the black chipboard tag for some contrast.
The light bulb has Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Ink dabbed on it. Very vintage looking I think. I wrapped a piece of wire around the base and glued tit o the tag.
The Plaquette is added over a piece of magic mesh just to make it stand out a bit more.
The Pen Nibs are glued in a pattern to make the eye follow around the piece from the lower left, up to the Timepiece and Spinner assemblage and around to the Gears. The Sprocket Gears are just a bit more metal here and there.
The ribbon at the bottom gives the piece a base for stability and the Pen Marks outline the piece to make the color pop!
Get some of these Kraft tags and give it a try! Let me know what you think.