front of tag
(photographed with flash)
close-up of image
back of tag
close-up of flower - the Perfect Pearls shimmer
of the dark green petals is just visible
close-up showing texture of dry embossing
plus shine/sparkle of heat embossed heart edge
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Some form of embossing is the requirement for House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge 87 & this week Simon Says.....Animal Antics. I have used both dry & heat embossing on my tag & although my mice are somewhat dormant I hope that they still qualify me to enter them for the latter challenge.
The tag was made by sandwiching a length of ribbon (from stash) between two embossed (Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles) labels (Nestabilities Labels 17). The edges were distressed using Pine Needles Distress Ink & some of the embossing on the front also sponged with the same ink.
The image (House-Mouse Designs Spring Crocus JSHM009) was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto a smaller size of the die-cut labels & coloured using Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor. To produce the shiny sparkly heat embossed edge on the image panel I used Pine Needles for the distressing & VersaFine Olympia Green to anchor the embossing powder (Stampendous Rainbow Crystal) more securely prior to heating.
On the back of the tag the edge of the punched heart (Woodware) was heat embossed in the same way. I had some white flowers in my stash which I coloured with Pine Needles Distress Ink & Perfect Pearls mixed with water & allowed to dry prior to layering with a green spotted flower (Prima) & a brad (Dovecraft).