Hello everyone, Happy Take Two Thursday! Today I am back with a card inspired by the tag from Tuesday’s Melt Art Tissue Wrap Jeweled Leaves tutorial. This card is a pretty literal translation of the tag with but with added die cut flowers.
One question I get over and over is “What can you do with tags?”. For me, creating really isn’t about the end project, it is about the process. Tags are just a great size for me to work on, not to big, not too small, and easy to put away and save or display to remember what I have created. I often use them as a type of art journal. The thing I would really like readers to remember is that anything I show on a tag can easily be applied to a card or page or maybe even a home decor piece. That is one thing that I really hope to do with these Thursday posts, to show that you can use a technique on any project, regardless of whether you are a tag maker, card maker, scrapbooker, etc.
For this card, I started with a plain white pre-made card base. I brushed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink applicator tool.
I embossed a scrap of white cardstock using the Tim Holtz Bubble Texture Fade. I tore the edges to add some interest. As in the tutorial, I added some random embossing powder accents and Vintage Photo to the edges.
I like to make extras when I embellishments that take a little time to create. I made all the flowers and leaves for the tutorial and for this card in one batch and still have a few extras to use another day. I can make extras more quickly than if I were to make a second batch at another time. A great example of this is my Enameled Idea-olgy. I will do a whole package worth of those at one time so that they are ready any time I want to add a flower or two to a project. If I am making a quick card or tag, having special embellishments pre-made lets me add special touches without adding tons of time to the project.
For this card, I added two die cut flowers. I created them like the leaves, die cutting them and misting them with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain. I embellished them with clear German glass glitter and micro glitter (Stampendous Lime Micro Glitter).
In the center of the flowers I added stacked painted and embellished Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foliage pieces just like on the tag in the tutorial. These pieces are easily bent to add shape and dimension.
On the tag, I added some clear embossing to the metal Word Band. For the card, I stopped with just paint in the engraved letters.
I would love to see your take on the Melt Art Tissue Wrap Jeweled Leaves (and flowers). If you create something and share it online, be sure to come back here and leave me a link so I can take a look!