December 03, 2012

Blingy Gold and Silver Gift Tags

These are for a couple of challenges to make tags and use neutrals.

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I embossed both of the medallion shapes with gold on the outer portions and silver on the inner portions. To do this, I gently poured on tiny amounts of silver EP then very quickly and carefully flipped my paper to get the powder off without getting any on the outer areas of embossing ink. Then pour gold EP on the rest of the image and heat. I was amazed how well it turned out. You can enlarge the pix below to get a better look.

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If you noticed, the first picture didn’t have rhinestones, I added them and took another picture. But you couldn’t see the ribbon as well so I kept the first picture I took as well.

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To enhance the effect of two colours of EP, I coloured some of the design in with Copic markers. I use C3 for the silver areas and Y23 for the gold areas. If you are careful to not touch the EP much, you won’t wreck your marker tip. The smaller tag is backed with silver mirrored cardstock and the larger with gold. Each has a small beaded head pin dangling from the bottom.

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In the photo it is sandwiched between the layers of cardstock but I am considering pulling it out, making a loop at the top of the pin and attaching it with jump ring through a tiny hole in the bottom of the tag so it can swing freely.

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I am entering this in the Joan’s Gardens Challenge make a tag. And Simon Says ‘Anything Goes’. I also can enter this in the December Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Challenge to make a holiday project.

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I am also entering this in the Shabby Tea Room to use the inspiration photo and use ribbon or twine and a sentiment. ETA: I am too late for TSTR. Bummer.

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Enjoy, Rebecca

JustRite, sentiments-PTI
Ink: Versamark
Paper: mirrored cardstock-Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, vanilla CS-SU!
Accessories: beads, head pins-stash, daisy spacers-Bead Diva, wide striped ribbon-stash, snowflake ribbon-May Arts, thin gold, wide silver ribbon-SU!, Nesties Label dies-Joan’s Gardens, rhinestones-Swarovski (I think), Copics, EP-SU!, metal snowflake-stash


Vintage Rose said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love these.

ecclesp said...

These tags are truly beautiful and very elegant. This is the type of style I want to develop in my crafting. Thank you for being an artist role model.

ecclesp said...

These tags are truly beautiful and very elegant. This is the type of style I want to develop in my crafting. Thank you for being an artist role model.

Lisa Lara said...

oh Wow Rebecca. Not only brilliant photo taking but gorgeous gorgeous tags. Oh they are gorgeous.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh my goodness, Rebecca....these are the height of elegance! The gold and silver embossing add such glorious detail! Simply gorgeous!

Lin said...

The silver and gold makes these so classy! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week, Rebecca!

Beate said...

Gorgeous tags!
Hugs and smiles

Diana Nguyen said...

Wow - that is so gorgeous and elegant! And displays such careful handiwork!

lorikorpela said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Joan Fricker said...

Rebecca, your tags are gorgeous and so elegant. Great job on them.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Rose said...

Beautiful! I love the silver and gold. You did a great job!