Time Holtz was quick off the mark this month and as I was home with my son today, I had a chance to get stuck in to it.
Typically, I did not have a single one of the products he used so I had spent quite a bit of time finding stuff to make a tag that looked similar.
To create the tag with the die-cut end I turned to my trusty Silhouette Cameo. It took a bit of fiddling to merge two file together the way I wanted to but I got there in the end. Then I found an un-named frame stamp, that I embossed with detail black embossing powder. The cameo stamp was a freebie with a magazine. I was thinking they might be a bit small but they were what I had so I just got on with it.
I created an embossing diffuser using the tag file with an oval cut into it (well, 3 layers of really). It worked quite well once I sorted out a sandwich + shim for running it through the cuttlebug. I mixed a bit of Stormy Skies Distess Ink with Picket Fence Distress stain to wipe over the raised pattern then added some Tattered Rose.
I cut 3 different spiral roses on the Cameo, along with some leaves. I creased the leaves in a vein sort of pattern and inked the creases with Vintage Photo.
Not entirely satisfied I had a 2nd go. This time round I took a slightly different tact and made better use of the Silhouette Cameo.
I created the frame from a slightly modified Oval Doily and the cameo figure from a modified Print and Cut file. This time I used the oval shape to mask the tag before stamping the text/flourish background that was then heat embossed. I added Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet inks to the background and edged with Peacock Feathers from the seasonal range. I used a flower that I had already made and cut the “branches” using the leaf vein part of the spiral rose cutting file from my first tag.
Personally, I prefer the 2nd tag even though I forgot to add any words. What do you think?
Cheers, Esther xoxo