Friday, 11 November 2011

Tag,You're It!

I thought I'd share the card I made for last weekend's "Birthday Boy" I used my Cricut and Plantins Schoolbook to cut the tags that I used together to form my card along with the scallops. I used a calligraphy set cartridge to cut the hearts. I stamped the right hand edge using brown stazon and inked the edges to distress them. 

"Husband" was cut from some scrapbook papers and a couple of recycled buttons from my button tin and some sticky back ribbon I've had for years. A selection of ribbons and string was added through the hole before I glued the front to the back of the card. I'd also kept a spare calendar which I distressed a placed onto my card.

Now I've been asked how I do my fake stitching a few times, sometimes I just pen them on but other times I like to use the tool below. It's a dressmakers pattern making tool,I've had it for years but I'm sure you can still get them. I just place my card onto some foam and using a ruler I press firmly and roll it along. Sometimes the tool will pierce the paper but other times it just marks it enough so that when I use my pen it dots ink into the dip.It also makes it easy to space the holes if you want to go back and use a needle to pierce through. Hope this makes sense

I'm using my card for the following challenges:-
AIS40,2 more ribbons,
CCEE1145, 3 different shapes,
TTT,Inside counts,(you can just see I've decorated mine with a heart and papers)
Crafts and Me 60,Birthday,
Belli 130,Piercing,
Paper Variety,Family.
Thanks for stopping by,


pinky said...

Your tag is gorgeous Julie, I have that cart and never realised there was a tag on it. Love how you do your stitching, that's a great gadget. I have a pattern wheel but is just plastic and doesn't do the job so well.

Sandi said...

What a great tag, Julie! I love the homey feel it has to it. Awesome work! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Variety.

coops said...

fantastic card julie.the shape is fab and i love your colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fabulous tag idea Julie and the faux stitching method is sheer genius!! Wonderful of you to share the idea with all of us!

Thanks so much for joining our "It's What's Inside that Counts" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Nicole said...

Very nice tag for your husband! Love it! The piercer tool kinda looks dangerous but oh so cool - hehehe Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPV!

Sammibug said...

Very pretty tag, Julie. Thanks so much for joining our "show us What You Got" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Jen Leeflang said...

I love this distressed double tag!
Thanks for joining us on Shelly's Images "It's what's on the Inside that Counts" Challenge.
Good luck! and we hope to see you again next week!
luv n huggz
Shelly's Images DT

kurlygirl said...

Gorgeous tag! I love that there is an "inside" to it! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images "It's what's on the INSIDE that counts" Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!


Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a super sweet and gorgeous tag!! Thanks so much for participating in our CCEE Challenge! :)

joy said...

Great tag - love your colors, Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.