Tuesday, 14 August 2012

12 tags of 2012 August

Tim's tag for August is just stunning and I really needed to have a try at this one.  We have a family wedding in the near future so decided to adapt the idea to suit a wedding card.  I haven't given full instructions for making the card as there is a good tutorial at the above link but I've summarised my variations below.  My favourite part of making this card was doing the embossing and then watching the acrylic resist the distress inks.  I'd like to enter this one into the Simon Says stamp and show favourite technique challenge the Creative Expressions August embellished card challenge and Emmas Crafty Challenge for August which calls for the inclusion of a silhouette.

Because my cameo stamp was larger than the frame I needed to make a mask of the frame cutting out the centre piece, it had to be big enough on the outside to prevent any of the image spoiling the card.

I loved the idea of using acrylic paint on the card so used some more on the background piece, my first attempt turned out to be a little to heavy on the paint
so I flipped the card over and did some lighter daubing before distressing with the same three colours as the top.

I had planned to make the flowers from some vellum I had but the butterflies on the vellum wanted setting free so I cut them out and used them as embellishments, mking the flowers and leaves from distress coordinations and spellbinder dies, cutting two of the flower pieces smaller than the diecut.  The flowers are distressed then brushed with mica powders.  I diecut a label and stamped the sentiment in black archival ink.  The label seemed a little lost on its own so I diecut a second one in black card and mounted it behind and slightly off centre to give it a shadow effect.

I used

White and black cardstock
distress co-ordinations

Rusty hinge, brushed courduroy, walnut stain and peacock feathers distress inks
Black archival ink
Clear embossing ink

Blue acrylic paint

Ebony WOW embossing powder

Creative expressions Bride and Groom unmounted stamp set
Cosmic shimmer Vintage red and green mica powders
Pearl hat pins

Spellbinder flower, leaves and tag dies


  1. This is a lovely take on Tim's tag, and a card the couple will treasure I'm sure!

  2. Great idea to make a card for an upcoming wedding! They will love it. Great focal image and the background and florals are perfect.Love the color of the flowers.

  3. beautiful card thank you for entering and good luck xxxx

  4. This is wonderful!
    the flawers love it!

  5. beautiful card thank you for entering and good luck xxxx