Monday, February 7, 2011

Beware Pirates! Tag

For my tag this week I have been playing around with the Beware Pirates stamp set kindly on loan from my Manager Hayley. I have seen some fantastic projects and cards made with this stamp set using various colour schemes, including a girly version of bright pink and black which is very striking. However, I decided to use colours of old olive, pumpkin pie and concord crush. 

I was a little out of my comfort zone with this one as I  felt the stamp designs called for some tearing and distressing on the project. As you can see I have not taken it too far though!

To make the tag:

Cut a tag shape from old olive card and, using concord crush ink, stamp the right hand edge of the tag using the decorative edge of the pirate/skull image. Use a sponge dauber to smudge concord crush ink around the tag and a tool from the distressing kit to file the edges. 

Stamp the pirate/skull image with concord crush ink onto very vanilla card and colour around the image using sponge daubers with old olive and pumpkin pie inks. Tear around the image and colour the torn edges with pumpkin pie. Cover the piece all over with 'Versamark' ink and emboss with clear powder.

Stamp 'Beware Pirates' in concord crush onto pumpkin pie card, tear the edges and colour with concord crush. 

Wrap gold thread around the bottom of the tag and secure with sticky strip. Punch hole in the top of the tag and fix a large antique brass eyelet using the crop-a-dile. Insert ribbon and tie round with gold thread. Snip the top edges of the ribbon and fray.

Stick images to tag, using dimensionals to raise the pirate/skull image. Add mini brads from the regals colour collection in a scattered design to finish.

1 comment:

  1. This is great Julia. Love your tag theme can't wait to see what you create next week.