Wednesday 19 April 2017

Things with Wings ... Part 3

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My first post for the hop (here) was clean and simple ... this time I've created a couple of tags - one clean and simple and one not!

A simple tag which I hope does justice to the beautiful butterfly die ... I really wanted to showcase the die set so used some teal card for the solid die to make the whole image pop (at least that was my intention!).

The second tag is very different:

I created the background by stamping the butterflies and heat embossing them with clear powder.  Then I ink blended the image.  I then stamped the butterflies again and heat embossed them before ink blending the image with a darker shade ... and repeat!  Once completed I ironed the panel to remove the embossed image and to leave behind the ink blended butterflies.  This time the die cut is popped onto some navy blue card stock.

I used:

CUTplorations - Flutter Zen 1 Layering Stencils, Sweet Spring Phrase Dies
STAMPlorations - Butterfly Row - Artsy Borders
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch.

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  1. I can't decide which one I love more! Cara X

  2. The second tag is my fave! such bright and bold colors! xo Cheetarah

  3. Loving the ombre colors you used on the second tag:)

  4. I love your tag! So elegant and beautiful. I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Hugs, Anita

  5. They are both so stunning, Elaine! That coloring makes them vibrant and very alive!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Such a pretty card :) Love the blue!!

  7. Beautiful tag, love the background and butterflies.

  8. So pretty! I have to have that lovely Flutter Zen 1 set of dies! Gorgeous details!


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