Monday, July 2, 2012

to be all that is possible... [Stamp Camp Tag]

This month marks MAL and I's first stamp camp.  I knew when I set it up that for our first class I wanted to teach water embossing.  This, along with the Some Odd Dandelion Fairy card we're going to make, may mean technique overload for our addicts in training, but I figured we'd do it anyway!  If it's too much, I'll simplify for next month.  =o D

That said, here's the "card" (...and by "card", I mean "tag") that we're going to make:

This card will focus on learning water embossing, distressing, and DIY 3D embellishments.  The Tim Holtz feel is obvious, considered this tag is bleeding Ranger/Tim Holtz products.  I'm a fan girl, what can I say?  The sentiment is Tim Holtz.  

I distressed the tag with the Ink Blending Tool using Tim Holtz new Summer line of Distressing Inks [Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, and Salty Ocean].  The water embossed images (which get lost on a tag like this, because they're primarily used to add pattern) are a mix of Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Butterflies and Unity Stamp Co's Growing in Unity.  Then I stamped the Tim Holtz Flower Flourish in Papertrey Ink's Fresh Snow to add a limit more pop to the color on the card.

The flourish is cut out of regular ol' Recollections black (My Cricut doesn't like cutting through the fabulous thickness that is Papertrey Ink's True Black Cardstock [Card the way]) using the Cricut Picturesque Cartridge.  The butterfly was made using Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Butterfly die.  I cut the butterfly out three times.  I colored each one by sponge distressing Spiced Marmalade and Fire Brick Distressing Inks.  Then I stamped the image from the Beautiful Butterfly set on each.  I layered and adhered the three together and topped with black rhinestones.  (You're going to be seeing black rhinestones a lot lately.  I have a few hundred of them leftover from my Snowpeople Invitations)  =o )

After adhering the butterfly together, bend the wings up a bit to give it dimension (a trick taught to me by MAL). 

...and there you have it!

Thanks for looking!

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