Sunday, 16 January 2011

Dragonfly Tags

Good morning. Happy Sunday.

Here is a card for two challenges - The Stamp Man #14 - Distress and CES Challenge #19 - No Designer Papers.

The base card is Navy Blue and A5 in size.The Background was a piece of white card (that hates water) that was attacked with several colours of Distress Ink and lots of water. Whilst wet it was screwed up and generally battered about before touching more ink over the ridges that were created. When dry, it was trimmed to size and the edges roughened up with that magic edge tool by Sir Tim.

The script paper was stamped twice, side by side, using a Stamp Man stamp using Stazon Ink. The edges were torn and tinted with 2 colours of Distress ink (Broken China and Stormy Sky).

The piece behind the tags was coloured with Distress Ink and splashed with water to lift some of the ink. When dry it was run through a Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and finally sanded to remove some of the surface to age it.

The two tags were coloured with distress inks using a blending tool, stamped and embossed with a flourish stamp from Sheena Douglass. The front one had the word Love stamped (again from Sheena) and the Dragonfly stamp from The Stamp Man.

When the backing was assembled, a hole was punched to take the ball chain (Tim Holtz). The tags were threaded onto the chain and attached to the card and they are held i place with foam pads.

Challenge Links:
The Stamp Man #14 - Distress
CES Challenge #19 - No Designer Papers.


  1. Is it weird that I think that this looks really gentle. I don't quite know what I mean, but it looks all gentle! Really like it

  2. Hi Shirl, Fab Tag card, oh your so good at this sort of stuff, it looks brilliant......hope your keeping well, I'm still not able to post but hope to soon....driving me mad it

  3. Hi Shirl, gorgeous and beautiful card, those tags are stunning, you always seem to be able to come up with some fabulous work, well done. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. So beautiful Shirl, such gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  5. Wow!! this looks great, just lovin the colours!

    Thank you for joining us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Oh wow! This is gorgeous!
    Great colours!
    Stunning work, as usual! lol

    I love it :)

  7. Oooh, gorgeous! Love that dragonfly. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.


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