I don't know about you, but I love ALL things from the British Isles and Ireland. I can't explain it although I guess it could be some of my Scottish and Irish genes calling me home. LOL The history, architecture, and landscapes just fascinate me, so this weeks "Victorian" theme at Papercraft Star was a fun one for me. It even spurred me on to dig out some MORE of those underused supplies and play. This little project is going to a very sweet friend of mine for Valentine's Day.
I've created a tag using a piece of chipboard as a sturdy base. My first layer is a piece of white that was edged with Tattered Rose Distress ink. Next comes a layer of Buff Ivory which I stamped using my Ornate Texture stamp with the Tattered Rose ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then added Old Paper and finally Tea Dye over the embossing. The edges were distressed with scissors.
The next layer is a postcard image from the Postcard Grunge digital sheet from The House Across the Bay. On top of that I layered one of the Jane Austen Fashion Show images from another THATB digital sheet. It was inked with Tea Dye and distressed with scissors also. There's a little lace under the edge of her and I added an Adage Ticket and Hinge clasp plus a couple of buttons tied with Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String.
I punched a hole in the tag with my Crop-a-dile and made my own reinforcements. There's some pink seam binding tied through the hole. The final element is my attempt at a technique I recently saw here. Her's came out much better (I didn't have the TH metal pieces), but it's still a cool effect. The metal flower has Tattered Rose and Antique Gold embossing powder melted on it for a faux enameled look.
I know blah, blah, blah I was chatty with this post wasn't I. :-) Sorry about that. We'd love to have you join the challenge this week and make sure you check out our guest designer Hilda's wonderful projects for this week.
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Blogger Network--distressing
Creative Stamp Friends--old fashioned or antique
Incy Wincy Designs--anything but a card
MyGrafico--tickets anywhere for someone special
Paper Playtime--tag plus sentiment
The Crazy Challenge--vintage
Craft Your Days Away--distressing
Sugar Creek Hollow--go girly
Crop Stop--distressed, vintage, shabby chic
- Papers: Kraft Outlet Chipboard and Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock, Recollections
- Digital Images: The House Across the Bay Jane Austen Fashion Show (043) and Postcard Grunge (070)
- Stamp: Ornate Texture
- Ink: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Old Paper, and Aged Mahogany Distress inks; Versamark
- Tools: Crop-a-dile, 1/2" circle punch unknown brand, heat gun
- Miscellaneous: metal flower, seam binding, buttons, and lace from my stash, Kraft Outlet hang Tag string, Tim Holtz Hinge Clasp and Adage Ticket, Zing Clear embossing powder, Tattered Rose Distress embossing powder, Ranger Antique Gold embossing powder