My "H" Alphatag for the Baroque Guild swap incorporates the idea of honour in the form of a knight being both an honourable person & being honoured by a monument after death, for example in the form of a stone, marble or brass effigy. Although I've not been able to identify the particular knight in my stamped image he is most likely a monumental effigy, probably brass, in some cathedral or church, though I have coloured him to represent stonework (rather fittingly sponging with Pumice Stone Distress Ink).
|front of tag|
|close-up of upper section showing gold script|
overstamping of patterned paper
|close-up of central section|
|close-up of lower section showing heat|
|back of tag|
|close-up showing paper piercing of theme panel|
Stamps Chocolate Baroque UDLGW0010 Medieval Heraldry.Inks Memories Dye Black (knight & inking edge of tag); Black Soot (for inking various cardstock edges) & Pumice Stone (sponging knight) Distress Inks; Encore Gold (script & inking some cardstock edges); Emboss Tinted Embossing Stamp Pad with Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder (shield).
Pens etc... Signo uni-ball gold gel pen.
Cardstock White & black from stash.
Paper Graphicus Guild Membership Pack.
Die Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Tag & Bookplates.
Punches EK Success (fleur-de-lis), Woodware (scalloped oval).
The gold mesh & black ribbons are from stash.
|Pergamano Embossing Pad, a|
selection of ball tools & Perga Soft
Simon Says - use your FAVOURITE tool!
I have quite a few favourite tools but in the end I decided to pick the tools I use for shaping cardstock & neatening cut edges. Bev Rochester was the first person I came across using a ball tool for shaping flowers & neatening any roughly cut edges of cardstock. More recently I discovered Debby who rarely makes a card without shaping layers. Over time I have gathered a little bundle of tools (pictured) which are in constant use. Initially I used candle wax to "lubricate" the ball tool but being greasy it makes any edges a little difficult to ink.
|close-up showing shaping of stamped image|