Tuesday, 4 June 2013

"My friend, my hero, my DAD!"

Hi there and welcome to another  
This fortnight we want you to create something 
"For the Men".

As this month's prize sponsor are Dilly Beans Stamps, we were all invited to create something using some of their digis - which actually led to my first digi stamp creation ever! And as I really love this special stamp I had a lot of fun using it and creating my tag for your inspiration:

This stamp is called "Me and Pops" and it was the perfect choice for a Father's Day themed tag. 

I printed the image on a sheet of white card and coloured it using my brush felt tip pens. Next I mady a copy of the image, cut it out and used it as a mask for the coloured image while stamping the damask flourish from Redlead using Distress embossing ink over the whole tag. Then I heat embossed the stamped background using Ranger Ultra Fine clear embossing powder, to make the white of the tag's card resist the Distress inks I blended the tag with. 

After that I stamped the words onto some slightly darkened card using my HeroArts alphabet stamps, cut them out and blended the edges using DI "black soot". 

They were fixed to the tag with sticky foam pads I cut to size. 

The skull balloon was made by die cutting the Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers "skull" from white card and cutting the bones off afterwards. 

Then I coloured the skull with "mustard seed" DI and green dots using a felt tip pen again. The edges were blended with DI "aged mahogany". A piece of wire was bent to shape and fixed along with the skull to the tag using sticky foam pads. 

The fab barb wire ribbon you already saw with this tag previously came in handy again and made a perfect match after some blending with "black soot" DI. 


Thank you for stopping by and I would love you to hop over to TryItOnTuesday to see what my fab teamies made for you! If you are also interested in this fortnight's challenge over at FunwithATCs, please scroll down to the previous post :)

Don't forget: each entry that follows the challenge rules counts in with our prize draw and may win some fab Dilly Beans digis. 

I look forward to seeing a lot of awesome entries soon!

die amelie x


  1. Love the tag a brilliant layout. Hugs Bee

  2. Fabulous. The images you used are really funny. We love your art.

  3. What a fun image Claudia and I love the skull balloon - so clever. Your background is beautiful too. A fabulous tag. Hugs, Anne x

  4. A superb background and a fun image. Love how you have brought it all together with the dimensional skull and words.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. OMG! That skull balloon is just awesome! LOVE it. The background to your tag is fabulous, love the embossed ink resist! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( fellow DT member )

  6. So special Claudia! Love what you did...

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  7. Love the quirky image, and that skull is fabulous! The embossed background looks just wonderful... a really cool tag, Claudia.
    Alison x

  8. I really like this, I am a touch worried as I have given my DT entry similar colouring on the jumper - is it something to do with the image or is the awesomeness of your tag altering time and space? and influencing me? EE

  9. Tolle, lustige Karte, mit einem wunderbaren Hintergrund! LG, Valerie

  10. grandiose neue Werke liebe Claudia-- ein sensationelle Werk nach dem anderen ist hier zu bewundern!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt!
    von Susi

  11. ...these images are so quirky & cute, great tag, great background, I love it... Melxx :)

  12. What a great tag! Love that stamp! So cute and quirky indeed! Hugs, Sandra

  13. Totally fabulous Claudia x I love those quirky images. TFS

    Annie x

  14. Wonderful dimensional tag Claudia... I Love it!....great colours and background...stamp is so cute....very nice done!

  15. How fun, what a great tag! Love it.

  16. Where to start drooling Claudia?? The background is totally gorgeous, I love the quirky little fellows and that spotty skull balloon is just fab! I may have to borrow that idea one day as I have a whole load of little skulls sitting rather unloved in a drawer. . . . I would mention you of course!! A wonderful tag and thank heavens those little chaps have mouths and noses. . .
    Enjoy your Sunday Claudia,
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

  17. Great tag Claudia! Love the background and the composition really works. x


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