I have an artsy tag for you today. But, first here is a
I have two cards in "Just Cards! Birthdays!". One uses a Sweet N Sassy Cocoa stamp. I also have two cards in "Take Ten". They both use Artistic Outpost stamps.Okay, now let's get to today's project. I used lots of different stamps to make this tag. The script, face, beauty, and bug are from "ATC Stamps - Years Ago" by Blockheads Stamps. [Next week I will post another installment of "Adding Texture with Embossing Folders" over at the Blockheads Design Blog. I will post a sneaky peek here on this blog to remind you.] The background stamps, at the top of the tag and on the base layer, are from Sweet N Sassy. The leaf is from Stampin' Up.
Cs: Cream from Staples, Really Rust from SU. Inks: Really Rust, Crushed Curry, and Chocolate Chip from SU; Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose from Ranger.
I used a cool technique discovered sort of by accident. When you distress with the Ranger Distress Inks and than sprinkle on embossing powder - the ink is wet enough to hold the embossing powder. Heat it with a heat gun and you end up with this great shinny surface. Love it!! I am hoping you can see the finish in the detail photos.
I used a Martha Stewart punch set. I wove the Organdy ribbon thru the punched edge. I added a lot of gold seed beads by smoothing on some Fabri Tac glue and sprinkling on the beads.
I also added a ribbon loop at the top. I think I will hang this piece somewhere in my house. It looks nice on an easel too, but I think I will use the ribbon hanger and hang it.
A few fun Challenges for Beauty Tag:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Tags
ABC- Challenge: Old Fashioned- max 4 other challenges
A Spoon Full Of Sugar: Anything but a card
Desert Island: Itinerary- use three. My three are: Border Punch, No Flowers, and Sparkle
Sir Stamp a lot: All creatures great and small- I went with the small- the small bugs on my tag. max 6 challenges
Well, that's it for me tonight. We had a lovely warm and sunny day today. 50 degrees!! I know it won't last, but it sure is nice. Sleep well my lovelies.