Saturday, 3 February 2018

New Beginnings

Hello and welcome. Here tonight with a very quick make. When time is short and an idea comes into your mind it is nice to be able to make something simple rather than nothing at all. Just love these words.

Here's what I used...

Visible Image verse... New Beginnings.
Visible Image stamp set... Face it.
PaperArtsy stamp set...Lyn Brown ELB15.
Tim Holtz stencil...Splash.
Versafine Ink... Onyx Black.
Distress Ink... Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar.
Distress Oxide Ink... Picked Raspberry.
Ranger Archival Ink... Plum.
Clear Embossing Powder.
Heat Gun.
White Ribbon.

Here's what I did...

I began with a piece of card measuring 5" x 8". Blend over the card with the victorian velvet, milled lavender and spun sugar until happy. Take the stencil and blend through with the seedless preserve around the edge of the card. Take the wording and stamp it at the top of the card with the onyx black. Take the eyes and stamp with onyx black. Take the nose and lips but just ink up the nose with onyx black. Dust over the lower part of the card with an anti static pad and then ink up the lips with the picked raspberry distress oxide ink and cover with clear embossing powder. Heat from the back until melted. Now ink up the lips again using the archival ink in plum and stamp over the lips again. Using the same ink and the small dot circles stamp from the PaperArtsy stamp set, stamp around the edge at random.

Mount onto black card. I then chose a matching piece of glitter card before mounting onto white card, leaving an inch at the top. Round off the corners at the top and punch a hole for the ribbon. Using the glitter card, cut two hole reinforcements and glue over the hole in the tag.

Now lay some victorian velvet and seedless preserves onto a craft sheet and spritz with water. Drag the ribbon through the ink until covered and blast dry with a heat tool. Cut a piece and thread through the hole and then make a triple bow and glue in place with a hot glue gun.

All for now. Thanks for dropping in and enjoy the rest of your weekend. They go by way to fast. 

Much love

Bev. xxx


  1. A beautiful tag Bev, love the colour and those words are so inspiring. Wishing you a relaxing Sunday.. Hugs Tracey xx

    1. Bless you Tracey, thank you so much. Hugs back to you. xxx

  2. So very beautiful, dear Bev, love your color choice, and the wonderful sentiment, if we could only live after those clever words, and make life easier .
    So many details , even you say it is simple- lov e the "glossy " lips :-)
    Sorry I have not answered your note, I will be there dear friend.
    Hugs from Dorthe xx

    1. Ah thank you Dorthe. Yes if only it was that simple hey. Hugs to you lovely. xxx


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