Tuesday, 16 May 2017

TYIC71 - Hello Friend


My friend Lindsey is the Guest at this month's Tag You're It Challenge. Here's her inspiration tag:




I focused on Lindsey's:
-red flowers
-hello sentiment

I used a new die set from A Jillian Vance Design. It has a bookmark die, a tag die, a label die and a tassel-maker template die. Yes! I made that tassel with some embroidery thread and the template! (there's a how-to video at the AJVD shop).

I shortened the bookmark to make a tag to fit the front of my card. I did this by cutting a full-sized bookmark and then replacing my bookmark in the die, but with the end of the die closer to the top. I only ran through the very end of the die through my Big Shot - this made sure that my tag has the same scalloped corners that the bookmark has!

I stamped the sentiment first, in Versafine Onyx, and embossed it with clear ep. I then stamped the flowers in Memento (using my MISTI) before colouring with Copics (it's not good for your Copics to colour embossed images). When I was finished, I popped the tag back into my MISTI and restamped it with Versafine and embossed it to match the sentiment. The colours of my flowers were pretty intense, so I lightened it up a bit by adding some dots with a white gel pen.

To emphasize the pretty scalloped edges, I used a black gel pen to create little dots.

I used:

-A Jillian Vance Design Minnie Pearl Bookmark Die
-A Jillian Vance Design Well with my Soul
-A Jillian Vance Design Pretty Posies



11 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful tag Ardyth! Hope to see these stamps at our retreat!

Geri said...

Fabulous vibrant colors. Love how you shaded the tips to what looks like a light yellow-ish color. CLEVER way to 'shorten' the tag - thanks for the idea!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful flowers, awesome bookmark-into-tag die, and thank you for suggesting how I can now heat-emboss ALL THE IMAGES. :P

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Fabulously vibrant.

Shelly said...

This is so pretty!

Lisa Elton said...

PRETTY card!!

Maxine D said...

What eye candy this is Ardyth - love the crisp clean and bright colours against the white background, which seem all the more intense against the muted card colour.
Blessings
Maxine

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful!! :0)

Kara Lynne said...

I've been without internet for over a week (can you believe!), so I'm just coming around now to say what a gorgeous tag you created! That is some tricky work to get those scallops lined right on the Big Shot - well done! So many great details with the gel pens, embossing, and that great tassel! Thanks so much for joining in on the fun over at Tag, You're It!

artful-notions said...

Be-U-T- Ful!!! Love your white accented flowers. Adore that die (must have that one!) and gorgeous, gorgeous tassel!!! So glad you played along at TYI!

Anja Curvers said...

Such a pretty take on the tag challenge love those subtle flowers. Thanks for joining us over at Tag You're It.