Servus, hi and welcome!
Over at Emerald Creek Dares we're kicking off a new challenge for you and we ask you to
Rock the Red!
Whatever project pops up in your mind when reading this is welcome and you can win a $50 voucher to spend in the Emerald Creek online shop!!! So don't miss the chance and play along!
I had another post on my blog earlier today that is featuring Emerald Creek's fab embossing powders alongside some of Seth Apter's great dies and rubber stamps - so if you haven't already seen it I would like to invite you to click HERE or to scroll to the previous post to check it out too. The background that I used on my "Rock the Red" tag is a left over piece from that project by the way.
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I had used several acrylic paints in reds, oranges and yellows and this is the paper I used to dab off any excess paint and create a bit of texture. I also used it to apply paint to the project by brushing on paint and pressing this paper onto the other - hence the lovely brushstrokes here and there.
So I started with cutting out a tag shape and then adding some black text using the lovely Kimilese 3 stamp and black archival stamping ink.
I die cut a star shape - using the fab Sizzix Dimensional Stars dies set from Tim Holtz - and heat embossed it using Emerald Creek Chinese New Year embossing powder. I had folded the star first, so folding it back into dimensional shape after the heat embossing would be easier. This step also included a happy accident - if you would like to call it that. ;)
I added a second layer of embossing powder and cooked it up a bit too much when heating it...or maybe it was too much of embossing ink that had to evade upwards (as it couldn't go downwards)...anyway - my embossing enamel started to bubble. I considered doing a new star for some time, but then found that the texture from the bubbling added a lot of interest. So I embraced imperfection (why is it so easy with craft projects' and so hard with our own???) and maybe i will even try to create that effect again some other time as I really like it.
Looks a bit like a star fish, doesn't it?
I die cut another star from white card - a small one - and added it to my tag. I also punched a hole and used an eyelet that I painted with picket fence Distress paint to make it match the tag's look.
The Chinese symbol for "Long Life" was stamped directly onto the tag and shaded with a white gel pen. "Rise & Shine" was stamped onto some white card, cut out and added using sticky foam pads.
Hop over to the Emerald Creek Dares blog to check out my teamies makes and find out about any challenge rules so you can play along! Hope to see you over there!
Hugs and happy crafting!