Sunday, 28 June 2015

Purple Watercolour Tag Card

It has been a while since I have made a card for a challenge & when I saw this fun noughts & crosses challenge on the Hero Arts blog I knew I had to have a go at it.

I chose for this card to do the bottom row: watercolour, tag & favourite colour (which, coincidentally, is the row with the most words that American's spell wrong differently ^^). It was a lot of fun to make as a card, although I've never really made a card in this style before & it was more of a challenge than I'd anticipated. Being so simple all the details have to be spot on for the card to work...if one thing is off the whole card looks wrong. I have even more respect for the bloggers who make cards like this all the time.

Enough of that, you'll want to know what I did to make the card :)

Well first I cut out a pair of tags from Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour paper (which I swear is as smooth as Neenah cardstock & yet takes watercolour better than the ranger stuff! I am totally converted). I don't have any tag dies (a gross oversight on my part) so I used a regular luggage tag as a template & cut them using my paper trimmer & a pair of scissors. I think the dimensions are something like 3 3/4 inches by 2 1/8 inches.

Next I stamped the some of the swirly flowers from the Simon Says Stamp & Wplus9 Many Thanks Set using the Zig Clean Colour real brush markers in 80, 81, 82 & 83 & a few leaves with the marker in 41. Then I brushed a bunch of water over the images to make them watercolour-y. I love the way it turned out, it totally looked like I actually painted the flowers or something ^^
I painted the second tag with a lot of the 83 & a strip of the watercolour with a mix of 80 & 83 & then I flicked the left over water, ink mix over the card base.

The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Thanks Stamps & Cuts set. I stamped it with versamark ink &  heat embossed it using the ranger princess gold embossing powder.
Then it was really just putting together time so yeah, attached the tags together using a glitter brad, & stuck it on using tape runner with a little foam tape at the bottom to make it all 3D.
Then I added some sequins & slapped on my tens machine (my body was totally not on my side).


The supplies I use are listed below. I don't use affiliate links.
SSS = Simon Says Stamps, CC = Craftie Charlie, a UK Store, ST = Sprinkle Twinkle, a UK Store, AZ = Amazon

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