I have been itching to Blog this tag I made but I have had to be patient and wait until the main component is actually available to buy as it is soooo new!!
So, what is this new thing I am on about? Well, it is Black Chipboard but with a difference. This is thick, about 2mm, and it has a paler core and backing so it is perfect for distressing. I have used a tag for this project but there are other shapes available; flowers, wings, book covers and smaller tags too.
So, where can you get your hands on this fabbbby new stuff? Here!! The website is in the process of being updated so if you cannot see it on there yet, it will be soon.
I started out by clear stamping and embossing the skull image. *yes this is a firm fave of mine at the moment!! Next, I stamped the birds using Snowcap Dabber and then clear embossed this too. I then dragged Pink Sherbert Dabber all over the tag, then used Raspberry to add accent colour and then wiped off the paint from the images. I used sandpaper to distress the edges of the tag and ran a gold Krylon around the edges to add a little extra dimension to the tag. Finally, I stamped the words using Alpha's from Stamps Away, added ribbons to the hole at the top and then tied a skull charm (which started out as silver and was transformed with my gold Krylon) on gold thread to the top of the tag.
I love this new product and it is really lovely to work onto as it has a nice smooth surface.
Thanks for looking
Monday, 12 May 2008