Friday, March 22, 2013

The CropStop Guest Designer

This is my 3rd project for The CropStop. 
I wanted to do a tag, as I LOVE my Alterations Tag and Bookplate die, but my project took on a life of it's own!  Now, it will be part of a journal cover I am doing.  I wish you could see the sparkle and metal look the tag has in real life. The products I used from The CropStop are really amazing. Don't forget to see the bottom of my post for a great discount at the store!!

I die-cut the Tag/Bookplate and the Butterflight on the Edge Die in chipboard sandwiched between black card stock. 

Then I glued the layers together using Glue N Seal.  Once the layers were together, I used a brayer to get out any air bubbles and make a very smooth surface. 

I embossed the tag with the Couture Creations I Dream, embossing folder. 

I rubbed some Viva Decor Metal Gloss Inka Gold in Old Silver over the raised areas of the embossed tag and around the edges. I also rubbed it all over the On the Edge Butterflight. I die cut the Memory Box die, used the same technique, and placed it on the tag.  
I die-cut the birdcage and used the Clear for Embossing on it, sprinkled the WOW Embossing Glitter all over and heat embossed it with a heat gun.  Love, love, love the look!  Like old hammered metal.

 I also touched the edges of the On the Edge Butterflight, used the WOW Embossing Glitter and heat embossed it as well before adhering it to the edge of the tag.  

I glued the vintage charm to the middle of the birdcage.  I rubbed the Viva Decor Inka Gold on the charm, Blue Fern Studios chipboard butterfly and chipboard word, Joy.  I printed the journaling words in Photoshop, cut them out and adhered them to the tag.

I was going to put the final touch on the tag and place ribbons through the hole on top, but decided to use this piece as part of a journal cover I am working on.  It has an old world charm to it and the embossing folders give it such texture and depth.  I really enjoyed working with them. Head on over to the store at The CropStop to see the newest additions in Embossing Folders. Couture Creations makes beautiful ones!!! 

Couture Creations Fine Design, Limited Edition Embossing Folder - I Dream
Inkssentials Glue N Seal 
Memory Box Chesapeake Scrollwork Die 
Ranger Clear for Embossing Distress Pad
Sizzix/Vintaj Diamond Swirl Filigree 
Tim Holtz - Movers and Shapers Tag and Bookplate Dies
Tim Holtz - On the Edge Butterflight Die-cut
WOW Embossing Glitter - Metallic Platinum Sparkle
ZAP Heat Embossing Tool

I want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to The CropStop for having me as your guest Designer for the month of March!!

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Cathi ONeill said...

Love this Lisa, you rocked the Couture Creations embossing folder! Thanks for the inspirations!

Alina said...

That tag is fabulous! Love the way you used the butterflies die!

Lizzyc said...

This is amazing!

butterfly said...

Wow... that's so amazing!
Alison x

tina said...

fantastic card!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a gorgeous tag!

Jacqueline said...

Hi,this is fabulous so much detail and so many techniques used.Love the colours of this too.Jacqueline.S

Tracey Sabella said...

This is simply amazing, Lisa. I'm loving every little detail and there are tons!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

zandra said...

Really pretty, Lisa. Love how it looks like metal.
Hugz, Z

Conniecrafter said...

So very cool, love the metal look to this!

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

Your tag is absolutely GORGEOUS!!