Monday, May 10, 2010

Butterfly Philosophy Tag


Here is Tag No.16 in the series of Rolling Recipe Tags hosted on UK Stampers forum by the lovely Efemera.  This week we had to include the following:

1. Stripes
2. Stamped Butterfly
3. Acetate

I started with white card, cut to shape.  The top section of the background was coloured with Distress ink in scattered straw and pumice stone applied with cut'n'dry foam.  I used a clear stamp from Li'l Davis Designs and inked this with more scattered straw Distress and stamped onto the background 2 or 3 times. I then chose some stripy paper and cut it at an angle with scallop decorative scissors and applied in lower half of the tag with glue stick.

I used pumice stone Distress ink to ink a solid butterfly background stamp (Elusive Images) and stamped this in the centre to act as a background for the acetate overlay which was stamped with another Elusive Images detail butterfly stamp in black Stazon and trimmed to size. This was adhered over the solid background in 4 places with Glossy Accents.

I then embossed the word 'philosophy' onto a strip of card and coloured again with scattered straw Distress ink, applying as shown.  I added a metal corner embellishment on the left.


Finishing touches were made by applying a piece of silver braid, tied in a bow. A grey eyelet applied with the crop-a-dile and a length of grey decorative fibre tied through the eyelet.

I wanted to keep this one very simple and the colours of grey, straw and black seemed to do the trick.

Sid xx

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  1. This is lovely Sid ... I am loving the embossed word and the metal corner ... they go really well with the stripes.

  2. Wonderful tag, love the soft background.

  3. Ooh Sid, that is lovely. Great texture, cool colours and well it does it for me.

  4. This is just gorgeous Sid. I might steal this idea if thats ok with you... I have not tried stamping on acetate as yet as I am still learning the crafty world :-). Well done Sid.

  5. Lovely tag Sid

    Can you just dip in and out of these challenges or do you have to have joined at week 1?

  6. Another fab tag .. great photos too!

  7. lovely tag...its a shame I missed you at Happy Stampers as I was looking out for you..anyhow hope you treated yourself to lots of goodies..I got some lovely invoke stamps this time

  8. Lovely Sid, that metal corner is a great finishing touch and the colours do work really well - great job!

  9. A fabulous combination of elements Sid! Love it! x

  10. Nice one Sid - love the butterfly stamp, and the embossing xxx

  11. I like the clean lines of this tag and what a gorgeous butterfly stamp.


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