Thursday, 6 October 2011

My new tag die

It seems ages since I covered the whole of the front of a card with paper. I tried a bit of an experiment here, by stamping a strip of teal coloured card with Versamark and then clear embossing it, followed by rubbing over the embossed image with metallic rub on paste. I stamped the background piece with the same SU Bella Toile background stamp, this time using Weathered Wood Distress ink. I thought that this was a similar shade to the metallic paste, so giving a positive and negative effect.
I also rubbed the Spellbinder's fancy tag to give it a metallic sheen, but this doesn't show too clearly in this picture.
The sentiment is also from SU and cut with another Spellbinder's tag which I lengthened in order to accommodate the whole sentiment.
A little inking of the edges and a few pearls at the top and I was done!
Off to have my hair chopped this morning, it's much too long at the front so that will be a great relief... I have restrained myself from taking the scissors to it myself, for which I'm sure that the hairdresser will be eternally grateful!
Anything Goes - Use die cuts or punches.


  1. I love the positive/negative effect Chrissie and that ornate banner plate is beautiful :)
    Jenny x

  2. really lovely Chrissie I have just bought these myself not got round to using them yet though....K x

  3. I love it - but then I am biased as teal is my all time favourite colour - I even got married in a teal dress. I love how you've used all that pattern yet it is still perfectly clean and simple. Gorgeous :-D

  4. Beautiful Chrissie, love the colour and the stamped background looks like gorgeous material! Love that die!
    Val x

  5. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Chrissie, this is beautiful! Love the monochromatic elegant!

  7. Pure elegance! I would never have thought to 'lengthen' the tag... I have so much to learn. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Marvelous cards!!Looking classic style which have a different but cute expression ....

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  9. This is very beautiful Chrissie, elegant design with lovely colours. Love the positive/negative effect.

    Warm hugs

  10. Oh Chrissie this certainly has the WOW factor alright!well done I love it :O)Viv xx

  11. Metalic rub on paste? I will have to try this, because this is just stunning.

  12. This is an amazing effect Chrissie! Congratulations on not taking the scissors to your hair yourself - I could do with a bit of your restraint! Vx

  13. So simple yet so stunning!! I love it, especially the colour! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x


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