Hello! I decided to make a tag today to enter into some challenges, at least one to start with. Since the deadline is quickly approaching, this will be a shorter post (for me, that is).
The Elegant Lovebird from Tutti Designs and Classis Roses from Heartfelt Creations have been on my wish list for awhile (as soon as I saw this card, I had to have the lovebird), and I recently got both and thought they would go together nicely. I used Distress Inks for my roses and leaves, stamping them first in Hickory Smoke, then over-stamping here and there with Brushed Corduroy. I like the vintage-y look it gives. Sorry my pic’s a little blurry.
I colored the roses with Picked Raspberry, and the leaves with Bundled Sage and then a little bit of Peeled Paint. I colored them lightly and left some white here and there. Since my background has a lot of glitter, I didn’t want to glitter the roses, but they needed something, so I added Minnie Pearls Prills.
I made my pink glittery feather background almost a year ago, but didn’t have the right bird to finish a project. I used this technique from Karen Burniston. I believe the embossing folder I used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs. To the best of my recollection, I used these distress inks: Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar. It’s so pretty in person – the picture just doesn’t do it justice. I edged around with Vintage Photo.
My bird was embossed with Vintage Photo distress embossing powder first, next I added some Ranger fine Copper, then added “highlights” with WOW! Shocking Pink Embossing Glitter. In person, you can see the shocking pink (actually it’s a darker pink since it’s over the other dark colors). I also adhered her onto another piece of chipboard and slightly offset for a lighter outline because she’s very dark.
I cut out a tiny tag from my Poppy Main Street Tags die, and added a Tim Holtz sticker for my sentiment. I was in a bit of a hurry and had a hard time picking something – “Be Original” is for the glittery feathers on her head, tail and belly (LOL).
I added some pearls here and there, but the bottom still needed something, so I embossed some paper to match the bird and cut a strip, then topped it with a strip of Vintage Pink glitter from Elizabeth Crafts, left over from a previous project. It still needed something, so I added another set of leaves.
My patterned paper is from a 6×6 Prima pad that my sister shared with me last summer. I do believe that’s it, hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by.
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