I began this tag with a sheet of silver mirri card, I think it was some recycled packaging from a box as it's rather thin. It has been embossed with a folder from Creative Expression. Then I painted a thin layer of black acrylic paint over it and wiped it off again to achieve the 'dirty' look.
On top of this faux metal layer I have attached a small cog cut form greyboard,that has been distressed with Distress Embossing powder and ink to make it look rusty. It is fixed with a small screw top brad form Woodware.
The steaming chimney is a stamp from an EcoGreen set and both the tag and steam engine are stamps from Creative Expressions. The ticket is raised on foam pads.
The hidden tag is stamped with another Creative Expressions stamp and distressed with Faded Jeans ink. It has a small length of baker twine threaded through the hole for easy removal from it's pocket.
The back of the tag could also be stamped with a message as the cog paper is very pale. I prefer not to do this until I know what the tag will be used for.
Please pop over to The Male Room and take a look at the DT inspiration, lot's of ideas to help you get started.
I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - Tag It
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Metal or Faux Metal
Anyone For Anya?- Masculine or Grungy (hopefully both)