March edition of his 12 tags of 2014 was my inspiration for this card, which features a vintage-collage stamped image from Magenta and is adorned with an egg from the Stampin' Up's Backyard Basics.
Once again, I used some of the 1950s English manila luggage tags, which I had bought on an excursion to an antiques fair in Epsom, Surrey. The old string on the tag was repurposed as a tie around the body of the tag.
Stampin' Up!'s new Backyard Basic stamp set has a matching Sizzix Framelits die set, so that you can easily trim out any of the pieces of the set.
To color the egg, use a blending marker and dab it into a Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze (or Marina Mist) ink pad. The goal is to create shading and highlighting, and a blending marker gives more gradation of color. Then use the blending marker in the Distress Ink Festive Berries, but gently wipe the marker on a paper towel to leave only a light hint of the red. To make the egg luminescent, and to hide some of the color strokes, spray the eggs with Perfect Pearls Biscotti (any pearlescent glitz spray will work).
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Crate & Barrel's Christmas candy tins are just too wonderful to throw out once emptied of their yummy treats. For years, I've been addicted to creating altered art with candy tins, tea tins, boxes, trays and more. Here is my latest creation: a gift box decorated with BoBunny paper and embellishments for my friend LaDonna. I then filled the tin with all kinds of goodies.