Sunday, June 14, 2009

'D' is for Diamonds Tag

Here is yet another tag in the series..........I suppose we will cover all the alphabet eventually but enjoying the challenge immensely ! This weeks challenge is 'D' for Diamonds. I chose the shape rather than the gemstone and used a variety of stamps. The little diamond is from a Non-Sequitur plate (No.9 Cranes) that I have had for at least 5 years ! This is the first time it has been used. The other stamp is a PaperArtsy stamp (Letters Plate 5). Both stamps were inked in black Stazon and applied as shown in a somewhat random manner. When the Stazon was dry the Tag (made from white card), was coloured using cut'n'dry foam and Distress Inks in dusty concorde, tattered rose and vintage photo. A little clear single diamond stamp was then used with galaxy gold Brilliance ink to highlight certain of the diamonds from the PaperArtsy stamp at random.

Following this the Non-seq stamp and the little diamond were reinked with Versamark and overstamped randomly followed by heat embossing with clear EP to highlight and darken. The edges of the tag were inked direct from the galaxy gold pad to add a distressed edge look.

The 'D' was made by adhering a chipboard D to a piece of card and covering with self-adhesive aluminium tape which was carefully burnished over the D with a ball embossing tool. The aluminium covered piece was then inked with Alcohol Inks in wild plum, eggplant and pitch black finishing with a little gold mixative to highlight the top-most surface. Some texture was added with the embossing tool by stippling and hatching the aluminium prior to inking.

Before applying the D embellishment the 'iamond' word was stamped with Versamark and Making Memories magnetic Alphas which were heat embossed with gold and eggplant EP as shown. The hole in the tag was cut and a black eyelet applied using the Cropadile and some black fibres tied throught the eyelet. Finally the embellishment was added with mini glue dots.

This shot shows the embellishment and more of the detail. Hope you like it :-)

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  1. Brilliant! Thanks for the close-up shot - there's so much more to this than first meets the eye! Great explanation too Sid

  2. Love the layered and textured look here Sid and the aluminium tape embellie looks fantastic!

  3. well I came to see how to do it... but its waaaay too difficult for me. I think this is your best one yet. I love the letter D itself

  4. Fab tag Sid, love the colour and texture :O)

  5. oh I like this one Sid !! love the details


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