Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Shabby Tag Card

Hi all, back with another card. Trying to try new things, designs and techniques to keep things fresh. This card is really pretty in person.  The camera doesn't do the depth of color and sparkle justice.  I took inspiration from Sherry Cheever's card and tutorial here. Instead of stamping in colors on the tag I embossed a flower image in gold embossing powder and added some Stickles to the buds.
For the background paper I used a page from an old book.  It was sprayed with glimmer mist to match the tag colors and inked with antique Distress Ink along the edges and some throughout the page.  I then crumpled it up a bit and glued it down to the bottom layer stack.  The dragon fly was stamped onto yellow vellum and embossed with bronze embossing powder, two times, one for the wings to pop up.  His eyes are two seed beads and his wings are accented with Stickles. 

I had some hydrangea blossoms already done in the colors that were just right and decided to use them along with some punched leaves. I also added the punch of blue ribbon just as Sherry did, along with a green lattice satin ribbon.  The inside of the card has a tag for writing your message on and was sprayed with r Mist and inked and the image stamped in antique photo Distress ink.  I also stamped the dragonfly image on the inside left panel in gold which gives it a shimmery watermark look.

It is finished off with a Nestie blossom that was inked and stamped with Thank You and blue crystal brads. I really like the colors in this card and will be using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique again. This is another card that will go into my upcoming Etsy shop.

Back tomorrow,



Te4eto said...

It's amazing card!

Irena said...

Gorgeous card.

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