Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tag of Elegance!

Lisa here with another project.   This started out as a tag and took on a life of it's own!  Now, it will be part of a journal cover I am doing.  

I die-cut the Bookplate and the Butterflight on the Edge Die in chipboard sandwiched between black card stock. 

Then I glued the layers together using Glue N Seal.  Once the layers were together, I used a brayer to get out any air bubbles and make a very smooth surface. 

I embossed the tag with the Couture Creations I Dream, embossing folder. 

I rubbed some Viva Decor Metal Gloss Inka Gold in Old Silver over the raised areas of the embossed tag and around the edges. I also rubbed it all over the On the Edge Butterflight. I die cut the Memory Box die, used the same technique, and placed it on the tag. 
I die-cut the birdcage and used the Clear for Embossing on it, sprinkled the WOW Embossing Glitter all over and heat embossed it with a heat gun.  Love, love, love the look!  Like old hammered metal.

 I also touched the edges of the On the Edge Butterflight, used the WOW Embossing Glitter and heat embossed it as well before adhering it to the edge of the tag. 

I glued the vintage charm to the middle of the birdcage.  I rubbed the Viva Decor Inka Gold on the charm, Blue Fern Studios chipboard butterfly and chipboard word, Joy.  I printed the journaling words in Photoshop, cut them out and adhered them to the tag.

I was going to put the final touch on the tag and place ribbons through the hole on top, but decided to use this piece as part of a journal cover I am working on.  It has an old world charm to it and the embossing folders give it such texture and depth.  I really enjoyed working with them.

Couture Creations Fine Design, Limited Edition Embossing Folder - I Dream
Inkssentials Glue N Seal
Memory Box Chesapeake Scrollwork Die
Ranger Clear for Embossing Distress Pad
Sizzix/Vintaj Diamond Swirl Filigree
Tim Holtz - Movers and Shapers Tag and Bookplate Dies
Tim Holtz - On the Edge Butterflight Die-cut
WOW Embossing Glitter - Metallic Platinum Sparkle
ZAP Heat Embossing Tool

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1 comment:

Susan Hogan said...

Absolutely beautiful.