I have been getting ready for a die cutting workshop this morning and set myself the challenge of creating a card using no rubber stamps.. Just dies which is unusual for me! I used the large sizzix scalloped tag die that Sarah kindly lent me along with her sizzix bird die and the crafty individuals birdcage die. I cut out the tag and used my distress stains (antique linen and vintage photo) to create a background along with pearl and bronze blush misters.
I created three variations of backgrounds either by applying the stains directly, or onto my craft mat and sprinting with water before dabbing the card in the ink. I then gave each of the tags a border with a fine liner pen. I cut out my birds and embossed one with a polka dot folder and again decorated with distress stains and fine liner accents.
Finally I cut out the birdcage And inked with the vintage photo stain and then spritz with the bronze blush mister .. This creates a good rusted look I discovered! I then assembled my tags and cut a tag in white to stick on the back ... Just at the top so it is hinged to create a card. Great fun! I created a few more projects today. But I will blog them later this week... Don't want to overload your ideas bank!