My apologies for being so neglectful with posting lately - seems like everything always happens at once! I was down with pneumonia for a month and since then have been busy busy with my little boy. I never knew being a parent would keep you so busy (a wonderful kind of busy) but makes me have a new found respect for my parents (who had 4 children) and friends of mine with multiple kids!! So anyway - onto the posting :-)
Today I wanted to first show a scrapbook page that I put a little bit of EVERYTHING onto.
First I started with a blue cardstock base that was in one of my DCWV stacks (has a tone on tone background).
Then for the two side pieces a little bit of COLLAGE STAMPING (one of my favs!). Using an ivory piece of cardstock fitted to the sides, I ripped the inside pieces off and used vintage photo distressed into to age the edges. Then I took a pack of 7gypsies vintage stamps and used the vintage photo ink and stamped all over, taking care to overlap the images a little. I glued along the inner torn edges underneath and attached some brown tulle the length of the paper - close up here.
The tag/latch looking pieces on the outer edges are pieces of scrap paper that I coated with the Tim Holtz crackle paint (that stuff is so cool!) I just love the way it dries like that and looks like worn out leather.
The embossed piece which you can see in this close up was paper that was run through my cuttle bug using the iron works embossing folder with the vintage photo ink rubbed over the raised image.
Next I cut an ornamental style embellishment with my cricut and put it in the back ground as well (can't see much of it because it's kind of behind the picture). I cut the "handsome" title from the same piece of paper using my cricut and the gypsy wanderings font. The ornamental "sign" that the handsome title is laying on was cut from my cricut as well on a brown piece of cardstock. Using the black soot distressed ink, I dabbed a sponge doused in the black soot ink all over the cardstock to give it that aged marbled effect.
The "My Sweet Prince" title is from a book of vellum titles for boys that I cut out and took a scrap piece of ivory cardstock, used my trusty little distressing tool to rough up the edges and swiped that vintage photo distressed ink pad directly over the paper. Glued the vellum title down and adhered to the background paper.
Now to my favorite part! This tag was so much fun to make! First I have to say how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE tearing paper. I think it has the most wonderful effect - especially when you follow it up with inking the edges.
So the tag - yes! Just a plain manilla tag (bought a hundred of them on ebay for like $5 ). First using a ruler I cut a rectagle from the middle and cut the corner of the rectangle in a little further at an angle to give me something to roll back. What I do to make the paper turn back like this is first, rub along the edge of the paper in the direction you want it to go. Once you get a little bit of the paper rolling back, I use my paper piercer and roll the paper around it. Believe it or not, it will stay that way. Then I ink it like crazy!
But BEFORE all of that - after I cut the rectangle I used a floral damask rubber stamp (think it is by Hampton Arts) and stamped versamark on the blank tag, covered it in clear embossing powder and heated. Then I used the vintage photo ink and rubbed over the embossed image and swiped the excess ink away with a paper towel and TADA! there is your embossed resist technique! The close up below shows the shiny embossed detail.
I used a scrap piece of Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper behind the open hole I left in the tag to write the date on. Used a vintage style button on the top and stuck it all down!!!
Hope you like it! Let me know what you think!
As always, thanks for looking and feel free to leave comments or ask me any questions!