Saturday 21 March 2015

a tag for mother's day .....

Hello my friends. Today i'm back with a card that i was commissioned to make.

It started with a tag that I cut out of thick card and inked with distress paints, peacock feathers, tarnished bronze and frayed burlap. Once dry I inked with versamark and clear embossed. i repeated this 3 times adding some turquoise frantage and some frantage glitter on third layer. I added 2 more layers of clear embossing to encapsulate all the fragments. 

Whilst it was still warm I stamped the Stampendous image into it, I had previously inked it with black archival.
O a separate piece of card I stamped butterfly, twice, from same set and clear embossed them. I then coloured it using same paints as tag. I cut them out and decoupaged the wing for some added dimension.
For he background on basecard, I inked stamp with corresponding distress inks and stamped it randomly.
Sentiment is embossed and it is from Claritystamp.
Finally I added several ribbons to tag and mounted it onto base card.

I do hope you like it. My friend was very happy with it, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

TTCRD - anything goes
Sisteract card challenge - anything goes



  1. That is stunning love the colours you have used and that Stampendous stamp is stunning xxx

  2. What a gorgeous effect Theresa! Would love to touch this, the texture looks amazing, so tactile! Love the glitter caught in the layers. Fab tag! Xx

    1. thank you Wendy. it is quite slippery with all the embossing xx

  3. The colors and frantage effect is beautiful. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. Amazingly designed Theresa! Loving the mixed media effect; such gorgeous tag! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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  5. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x