Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Love Tag and Embossing Bag!

Thought I would have a go at playing with my new Tattered Florals die, fired brick distress ink and cracked embossing folder. I think I like the red ink BEFORE I spritzed it with water to make it bleed. I didn't take a picture of that but I will probably try again later. What do you you like this bleeding/washed out look of the red ink?? Also wish I had a bolder "Love" stamp because this one is really fine and the other items on the card are really big and stand out. But what I love most of all is my new handmade embossing bag!!! I used it before applying my versamark and gold powder and it works like a charm!!!

Here is what it looks like!

Edited to add: I have tested with many different colors of paper and powder and the only thing I found is that if you use ultra fine powder...especially will still get a few specks but I have gotten a few tips from others on how to handle this. Either use a USED dryer sheet prior to the embossing bag or you can use a fine tip paint brush to take away the extra stubborn flecks of embossing powder. I have heard this is a common issue no matter what type of bag you use.

This is just like the embossing buddy from Stampin' Up and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing?? (Fabric may vary) Stampin' Up sells them for around $6-$7. I am going to sell mine for $3 each plus shipping (which should not cost much because these are very small and lightweight!!). I would also discount if you bought more than one! Would anyone be interested?? Send me an e-mail if your interested. My information is in my profile!

Now for a few challenges!
Crazy 4 Challenges - Paper Flowers
Cupcake Craft - Strawberries and Cream (colors)
EBTKS - Sketch
KLSNS #35 - Let's Get Shabby
Oh Alice! - Crazy for Daisy Chains (cracks are supposed to signify the wave)
ABC Challenge - X is for xtra dimension
Corrosive - Black and white with another color (I picked red) Hope the brown is okay...saw a few DT cards with brown and another color so thought it was a safe bet?
Creative Craft - Use a stamp (love sentiment)
Stamping Vacation No-No Challenge - No Ribbon
Aud Sentiments - Love


Anonymous said...

I love that tag!
I like the bled through effect, but both would be great!! and awesom tattered florals! *squeak*

cool embossing buddy too, I had heard of them! they sound great!

Olga said...

Gorgeous, you are so creative!!!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow both of these are lovely, I like the red bled ink, thanks for joining us at creative craft, hugs Liz xx

Julye said...

It is a fab flower I like playing too thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges.

Ann said...

Wowza, that's a lot of challenges! Thanks for playing with the Kitchen Sink girls!

sandra tomlinson said...

great project hun,thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges and good luck xxx

Donna said...

Beautiful tag...thank you for joining in at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :) Donna x

KC said...

sorry I'm kinda new at embossing but what is an "embossing buddy" I may have to have one of these.

SuzanneK said...

Great tag, very creative and a great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

Debbie said...

Your vintage flower is scrumptious! Thanks for joining us this week at KLSNS :)

Dragonlady said...

Fantastic creation, love the flower.Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Kruemel said...

That tag is really beautiful - love the vintage flower!

Thanks for playing with Cupcake Craft!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Denise Clark said...

How do you do so much in such a small space? Wow! I love this flower! Wonderful tag!

Thanks for participating in Stamping Vacation's No! No! Challenge. This qualifies you for another entry in the gift certificate drawing!

Winter said...

Cute tag! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Merry said...

Love the tag Stacie....I think the bleeding works really well with the flowers which I love.

How clever of you to make your own embossing buddy. I hope you get some interest for them.

craftykitten said...

Wow, this is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Audsentiments this time.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Great tag. Love love love the flower.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments ~ hope to see you again.