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