Monday, 8 August 2011

DT Project #2

Good Morning All,

It's my turn to show you my first proper DT project. I decided to make a card that incorporates a couple of tags using some fabulous 7 Gypsies Lille papers and stamps.

Here is the card with the tags in the pockets I made on the front.

and here it is without the tags.

I cut the sheet of 7 Gypsies Lille paper to position the word 'beautiful' exactly where I wanted it and distressed the edges with a TH distressing tool and ink. I cut the two slots for the tags where I wanted them and then adhered the paper to a co-ordinating piece of card, which I also distressed, leaving the middle unattached so the tags would slot in. Before affixing these to my base card I blended Paris Trunk Indian Sapphire ink and PaperSoft Apricot round the edges of the base card dabbing through sequin waste in some areas.

To make the flowers I adhered some of the paper to molding plastic and then die cut it with TH Tattered Florals die. I inked the edges of the petals with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink before molding them with the heat gun and then layered them and added some beads before gluing them to my card together with some sari silk ribbon.

Next came the tags.

I'm not going to go into detail over how I did each tag in case I bore you rigid, lol, but if anyone has any questions please ask away in the comments and I'll be happy to tell you what I did (if I can remember, ha! ha!). Basically, I did lots of blending of inks, tearing of papers, overstamping with a mixture of the 7 Gypsies Lille stamps and some of Mr Holtz', clear embossing, spritzing with Cosmic Shimmer Mica Spray and rubbing with Inca Gold. In other words, I had a lot of fun!

These are all wonderful products to work with so if you are wanting to add any of them to your craftroom stash just give Snazzys a ring.

Thanks for visiting.

Lesley Xx