Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tag of Words

Hello Everybody!

If you are here to see my project for For Fun Challenges click here.  Otherwise- scroll on down and check out the the card I made with a different tag!

This project was inspired by 2 challenges.  At Frilly and Funkie the needed ingredient of this weeks challenge is Words.  Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show the needed ingredient for their challenge is a technique from Tim Holtz (also known as Lord Tim) :)  Thus this card was born...

Here's the inside.  Scroll down, and I'll show you some highlights.

The sentiment is from the computer and then I distressed it.  For the distressing I used rusty hinge, walnut stain, tattered rose, shabby shutters, and weathered wood.

Here is a close up of the tag.  I embossed a piece of blue Coredinations paper with one of Tim's embossing folders.  I rubbed walnut stain Distress ink over it.

On the main tag I used the resist technique.  I stamped this with versamark, used clear embossing powder, and heat embossed it-which I love doing-so magical!  I made the actual tag from the George cartridge on the Cricut.

Here is the finished heat embossing.

Then I took the 5 different Distress inks and put them on my mat.  I don't have a spray with water so I tried to used Tattered Angels.  It wasn't quite what I had in mind, but there was a glitter effect which was cool.  You can see the heat embossing through the ink which is so cool!

I just got my copy of Paper Crafts magazine and on page 37 Emily Branch made lace flowers for her beautiful card.  And I bought these Glubers a couple of months ago...

And I have lace...

Woo Hoo!  I LOVE this flower!  The pearl is from Making Memories.  Love. This. Flower.

So I have these stamps from Just Rite stamps from many many moons ago.  And they self ink and still work and I still love them.

So I stamped different words on a piece of white cardstock and distressed it with the same color inks I used for the tag.  I cut out words and that's when I realized I had extra words.  I put them on the inside.  I didn't plan on making an Anniversary card, but I am so glad that that is what I made.  Our anniversary is in a couple of weeks--and I'm prepared!  Or at least for the card part :)

Here's my card again.  The metal washer says destination.  The first word together is under a fragment so I like to think of this as Destination: Together.  I used my gold leaf pen to outline the outside of the card.  Oh!  And I put the words on a piece of kraft paper that I also distressed.  To balance out the tag I put the metal spiral opposite of my favorite flower.

I hope ya'll like this card as much as I do!  It was lots of fun to make!  Until next time my friends...get out your words and Tim Techniques--something fun awaits!  :)


yyam said... card! Love the amazing textures here with the distressing and that gorgeous lace bloom! :)

Angi said...

Your tag is super beautiful! Love the flower!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card! Love both of those backgrounds and how you've also decorated the inside. So glad you could join us at Frilly & Funkie this week!

Sue C said...

Fabulous card, love your lace flower and all of the words ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Linda Elbourne said...

A beautiful piece of work! LOVE the colours and the beautiful background! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

Anita Houston said...

Love your background...gorgeous! I love all your cutting up as well...fresh and fun! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!!!

Virginia L. said...

This is lovely, Katy! I have Gluber and I don't use enough of it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mynnette said...

This is FABULOUS! Thanks for the step by step--LOVE the way you created the amazing background on your tag!!! :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow! This is really sensational - I love the resist technique on the tag with all the grungy sprays - terrific vintage feel to it. Wonderful work with all the words too - such a cool anniversary card - it certainly says a lot!

So glad you joined in the fun at Frilly and Funkie this fortnight. Hope you will be a regular with us!