Monday, December 10, 2012

Read the fine print

Time for part 2 of the 4-part challenge Lori has issued on the EWV Yahoo group.  Any holiday item using Studio 490 stamps and products qualifies.  And the entries will work in each succeeding week so the chances of winning a weekly prize package grow.

I first stamped the grid background from Art Gone Postal in clear embossing ink, covered it with gold embossing powder, heat set.  Antique Linen Distress Stain was wiped across the #8 tag, edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Gold Paint Dabber.  I inked up the cancelled post in Festive Berries and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks and rolled the stamp carelessly (yes, didn't want a full image anywhere) on the tag.

Using Tim/Sizzix Tattered Poinsettia die I cut out numerous petal layers from clear Clearly For Art.  Numerous red and green alcohol inks were used to color the layers; heated to shape; edged with the gold Paint Dabber.  A gold brad holds the layers together; it was covered with Clear Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter (cuts down on the brassiness of the brad).

I cut a small label (Tim/Sizzix mini baroque die) out of manilla cardstock, edged in gold and stamped the sentiments in Jet Black Archival Ink.  There is foam tape behind the label for dimension.  The brads are for looks only.

The Martha Stewart silk ribbons were spritzed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist, crumpled then dried with the heat tool.

I sure wish there was a way to photograph clear or shiny materials better.  All that glare is just awful!


  1. Beautiful! Love the way you've used that background stamp as a resist, and your flower is gorgeous.

  2. Gorgeous tag Susan! LOVE the poinsettia! Cool!

  3. Pinning this! Love the CFA poinsettia! Gorgeous!

  4. Oh susan this is gorgeous, I love the poinsettia it is awesome. The entire tag is so beautiful.
    susan s