Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Embossed Tag Card

Over at Artful Times Challenge Blog they are asking us to get our embossing folders out.  My entry started out as just a tag but I decided to mount it on a card.


The image is part of a large image from a set called Floral Fantasy by Inky Doodles and is coloured in with ProMarkers. The sentiment is by Marion Emberson. For the challenge we had to use at least two embossing folders.  I used three - Cuttlebug swirls on the black Spellbinder label, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots on the tag itself and Darice Swirls on the background black card.  The butterflies are made with Sissex Embosslits - Beautiful Wings.  I inked the tag with Dusty Concord and Peacock Feather Distress Ink, ripped it and took a section out, inked the edges and then glued it onto a black tag. The main card and image are inked with the same inks.  The ribbon is white seam binding coloured with the Dusty Concord DI and I have added glamour dust to the image.  The colours are a bit more vibrant in real life and the sparkle really stands out. Thank you so much for looking - do pop over to Artful Times and see the wonderful creations by the Design Team and the other fab entries.  Take Care.  Christine xx    

12 comments:

Marleine said...


Hiya Chris,

Nice one. Like the stamps. Xx

Sue said...

Loveeeeee this Chris!!! colours are yummy huggles hun xxxxxxxxxxx

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, I do love that you started out with a tag and ended up making a card, that is such a great idea (which I must do more often). The embossing is beautiful and that image is so lovely. It looks beautiful set off by the black background. Hugs, Anne x

Susan Flynn said...

Its gorgeous Chris! I love the combination of embossing folders you have used. The image is really pretty and love how you have matted it! Hugs Susan x

chrissies said...

Such a beautiful card-love the images and the colours you have used and the terrific crumpled ribbon.

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Von said...

Allways a grest way to use a tag :) and a nice use of the embossing folders too. Thank you for sharing with us at Artful times
Von ☺

Neet said...

That is gorgeous! Fabulous use of colour and of texture through the embossing folders. Love how you echoed the colour of the ribbon in your work.
Hugs, Neet (and thanks for joining us at Artful Times) x

Julia S-W said...

I love how you've used the theme and that your tag turned into a card. I really should do that with some of mine I think!
Juliaxx

lena-dailyscrap said...

How lovely! Gorgeous embossing and a very cute image!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous work! I love the you decided to mount your tag on a card. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Jackie said...

This is such a lovely and sophisticated card, Chris. I love the subtle pastel colours and the embossing. The butterflies set it off perfectly.
Thanks for popping by and for all your comments.

butterfly said...

Very cool.. Love the pastels against the dark brown, and the framing of the image is fabulous!
Alison x