Tuesday, July 27, 2010

B is for Bird Tags

Recently there have been some fab swaps over on UK Stampers Forum and this or these (there are actually six all the same) were made to meet the challenge of using the Tim Holtz Sizzix alterations birdcage die in either a 6 x 6 inch piece or a tag.  I chose to do tags and this is how I made them.

The colour choices for the theme came about as I looked through my papers.  I had some fab pearlescent lavender card and I diecut 6 birdcages with the Big Shot.  I then chose some plaid K&Co printed card in lavender, green and blue and diecut the 6 birds.  Each bird was overstamped with a text stamp from PaperArtsy in onyx black Versafine ink and edged with wisteria chalk ink.  An eye was applied with blue glitter glue and allowed to dry.  I then started the tags with a piece of K&Co background card in mottled turquoise as the base and cut this to shape.

Next I used one of the birdcages and cut a mask to fit.  The mask was placed and the tag background was stamped with moss green Chalk ink with a distressed text background stamp (Limited Edition) to cover.

The bird and cage was applied to the masked area with glossy accents next and some blue glitter glue applied in the holes at the bottom of the cage.  Once dry some tumbled glass Distress ink was worked around the edges of the tags.

I then painted some metal letter B's with metallic sapphire acrylic paint to be used as an embellishment. Once the paint was dry I sanded away the paint from the raised letter.  I used aquamarine Stazon and a stamp from PaperArtsy to stamp the word FLY top left.  The border stamp (Green Pepper Press)  was inked with dark blue Whispers dye ink and stamped top and bottom as seen.  The background was further embellished with a leaf motif (Elusive Images) with starlight silver Brilliance ink in several places.

The metal B's were applied with Glossy Accents at the top of the cages and a purple brad added at the cage hanger. A hole was cut with the crop-a-dile and a brass eyelet applied which was then tied through with lavender narrow grosgrain ribbon in a bow.

These will be in the post tomorrow.

Sid xx

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  1. Lovely tag, I adore birds!

  2. Absolutely love the background and the colours on this, Sid - some of my faves - and more birds! Gorgeous!

  3. Great tag design Sid, hope the "B" might be for "break free" too!

  4. Love your bird tag!
    great background!

  5. fI shall look forward to recieving one of these!

  6. This is gorgeous Sid !! I love this one!

  7. Beautiful, and I love the color combo.

  8. This is a cool tag - I love the blue :-)
    I think I NEED this die!

  9. Oh it's beautiful! Always amazed how differently everyone uses this birdcage die.

  10. beautiful bird cage tage,love the colours, i just received my tim holtz bird cage die today ,and was not sure what i was going to place them on ,i think the tag is a great idea,lovely work keep it up, jackie from malta


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