Project: Fine Day Card

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Even a Goose deserves a fine day!
I used:

  • Elizabeth Craft 'Tags n' More' die set -Tag 1
  • Demiawaking Nested stitched Stars die set (Amazon)
  • Stamp: Crafty Individuals
  • Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Gathered Twigs
  • Distress ink Oxide: Iced Spruce, Vintage Photo
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • Card stock: White card stock, Scrap of watercolour paper, Corrugated card
  • Foam pads
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Dovecraft Lace ribbon
  • Big Shot Plus die cutting and embossing machine

Make a short tag out of white card stock, 8 cm x 12 cm and shape the top with the largest die from the Elizabeth Craft 'Tags n' More' die set. Plus cut a 'shape' from the set to decorate the tag.

Use the Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw ink to distress the tag.
I find building up layers, letting it dry (heat tool comes in handy) in between gives a better effect.

Cut a set of stars. I used the 4 smaller ones from the set.
This was an inexpensive set from Amazon that I thought to give a go. They work quite well but time will tell how robust they are.

Ink the stars and the decorative shape with Scattered Straw, again building up the layers to give an intense colour.

Stamp the Crafty Individuals Fine Day onto the tag and a piece of water colour paper using Versafine onyx black ink. The Versafine will not bleed when using water.

Colour the goose with water colour pencils, blending with water. (Staedtler Karat Aquaelle, Yellow No 11, Greys Nos 80/805, Browns Nos 49/76)
Fussy cut the goose.

Stick into place on the tag using foam pads.
As an experiment I did try colouring in the background design on the stamp, but it didn't look right so left it as it was.

Stick the decorative shape to the top of the tag.
I like these additions in the tag set as it stops the top of the tag being a plain punched hole when you don't add a ribbon or cord.

Cut a 14.25 cm square of white card and go to town with the Vintage photo and Iced Spruce Oxide inks.

Cut a 14 cm square piece of corrugated card from some packaging. I find Amazon boxes are great as the ridges are smaller.
Strip off one of the facings to expose the ridges, you can spritz this with water to make it easier
Tear off the edges to make them a bit more rustic and sponge with some Gathered Twigs distress ink.

Cut a length of lace ribbon and stick it around the lower half of the corrugated card.
Mat the corrugated card onto the distressed base layer.

Position and stick the two larger stars. These will be peeking out from under the tag.
Its a good idea to have a dry run positioning pieces on the card before sticking them down.

Finally stick down the tag and the two smaller stars. Then adhere the design onto a white 15 cm square card base or 14.8 cm if you are cutting down from A4 ;)