Monday, July 07, 2014

Thank You Tag

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Hi everyone.  Today I made a CAS tag for the new Tag You're It! Challenge #1 - be inspired by Virginia Lu's CAS tags.



I LOVE all three of Virginia's tags, so wanted to play along.  I kept her color combination and used white embossing for the flowers and "thank".  The "You" is a die from Simon Says.  After sponging and heat embossing the tag, I thought it needed something more, so ran it through my Big Shot with the brick embossing folder - love the added texture and interest!


Stamps:  Paradise (Heidi Grace); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, white embossing powder, heat tool, Brick embossing folder (Tim Holtz), You die (Simon Says), green satin ribbon



I've had a few requests for instructions on how I made Kylie's birthday card I posted a couple of days ago.  I'll include a small picture of the card and the instructions below.  Thanks so much for the interest!



I started by mixing heavy gloss gel (clear) with gold paint.  It looks milky gold when mixed together, but once it dries, it leaves a translucent gold that is so pretty.  I spread it randomly over a harlequin stencil.

The leaves are die-cut from watercolor paper.  I squirted three shades of orange ink onto my craft sheet, misted with water, dragged the leaves through the diluted ink, and then let them dry.  I repeated this a couple more times, drying in-between each addition.  In the end, I had very saturated shades of orange and rust - love how it turned out.  A friend of mine thought this should be called the "Saturated Watercolor Technique" and I think that's a perfect name - thanks Nancy! :)  When the leaves were dry, I misted them with gold shimmer paint ... hard to see in the photo, but the leaves sparkle.  I also removed the pump from the spray mist and let larger drops drip from the end over the leaves.  The happy die was cut from gold foil paper and white (three layers in all and glued together to make it thick) and I stamped the "birthday" in gold paint and then cut it out and popped it up on the card.  To finish I took several loops of fine, gold thread and tied them into a bow.  Here's the products I used for the card ...


Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  110 lb. white for base (Neenah); watercolor for leaves (Arches 140 lb. cold press); Gold Foil (SU!)
Ink:  Re-inkers:  Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Tattered Leaves die (Tim Holtz for Sizzix), happy die (Simon Says), harlequin stencil (cut with my Silhouette Cameo), heavy gel gloss (Golden), gold paint (Lumiere), water mister, frost white acrylic paint (for making shimmer mist along with gold paint and water), gold thread








29 comments:

  1. A fantastic tag, Loll! Love the embossing on the watercolor! And thanks for the how to's for that gorgeous card for Kylie!

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  2. What a fabulous tag Loll! I love the colors and the white embossed flowers and thank you. I also love that brick embossing-really stands out and makes a statement! Thanks for letter us know how you made that beautiful card for Kylie too. Hugs, Brenda

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  3. Love all the texture you created on your tag, and the soft pastels are just beautiful, Loll! Very pretty tag, and perfect for the challenge!

    Thanks for the step-by-step on the gorgeous card you created for Darnell! Your gold harlequin background really makes the leaves pop, which are also spectacular! You always amaze me with all the techniques you implement on your designs!

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  4. I can tell everyone right now that this card is just stunning in real life. How lucky am I to have it adorning my bookcase! Your tag is awesome, Loll. What sort of size do you use - do you buy them ready made or do you have a die? I am just about to order some on ebay but the some seem too small (or maybe they should be small lol). I can't wait to start getting into tags too! xx

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  5. awesome colours and a beautiful tag

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  6. Love this tag, Loll! The texture and colors are amazing! How awesome of you to provide details on your card for Kylie...thank you :)

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  7. I'm in a total swoon over your tag, Loll! The extra step of adding the embossing adds more "WOW" to what is already a mighty stellar little number! Love this little creation! Thank you, too, for the how-to details on that gorgeous card! These are heading to my 'must try' list!
    ~c

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  8. Gorgeous! The tag is great but I am so loving that birthday card. Thanks for sharing the directions!

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  9. I Love your tag Loll. I agree adding the eb texture gave your tag so much more interest. TFS all the deets on your gorgeous card for Kylie too:-) Hugs, Nancy

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  10. Gorgeous tag, Loll! The brick EF is the perfect background for the flowers. Thanks for the instructions on your previous card - the gold embossing is spectacular, need to try it. I have the clear gel, just need to find my gold paint...

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  11. Hi Loll! Firstly, thank you for joining my blog! How amazing!
    Secondly, I got a real treat seeing your gorgeous tag! Love it!
    Also, thank you so much for the instructions! You clever soul! Gold paint with gloss gel! Who knew?! :) I must try it, thank you. Have a fabulous day! Ingrid xx

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  12. Loll, this is lovely. The colors are wonderful!

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  13. Oh, your card is lovely! And your tag is gorgeous -- wonderful take on Virginia's tag!

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  14. Your tag is so pretty and love that card too! Thanks for playing along with us at Tag Your'e It!

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  15. Your tag looks great with the brick wall embossing and lovely blended colors, Loll! and thanks for the how to on your beautiful card!

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  16. Love both projects, that card is stunning!
    Your tag is beautiful,with the watercolor over the pretty embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!

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  17. The tag is gorgeous , I love the wood grain embossing and all the lovely colors :)

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  18. Love the tag colors and design and wow your card is just stunning.

    Hugs Diane

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  19. Such pretty tags - the white embossing looks gorgeous against the background. And your second card is a stunner...those leaves look amazing!

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  20. A very pretty tag Loll...beautiful colours and like the white embossing it really stands out...

    Anne

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  21. Your tag is awesome and I love how you kept Virginia's color scheme! Your birthday card with the gold diamond background is so way beyond spectacular!!! Love it to pieces!!

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  22. Such a wonderful tag! I love the texture from the embossing folder and the perfect colors off of Virginia's tag! Thanks so much for joining us at Tag You're It!

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  23. Gorgeous soft colours over the wonderful texture, Loll ... so pretty! Anita :)

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  24. You have outdone yourself on the tag, Loll! The inking and colors are amazing! GREAT job on taking on this challenge. So happy to see that you were inspired!

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  25. I'm in awe! Your tag is stunning! Thanks for playing along with the TYI challenge :)

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  26. Popping in to cheer and applaud your HM over at the Tag challenge site!! Way to to, because this tag is a beauty!!
    Hugs~c

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  27. I love the texture of the tag - yum. Also the colours are fab. The gold embossing is stunning and the leaves look real!

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  28. Beautiful tag, Loll. You have so many of the details on Virginia's tag, but with your own twist.
    Your card is fabulous with the gold embossing and those amazing leaves... love the color.

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