Sunday, July 3, 2016

AAA Cards - Game #68 Tags

Hello everyone,

We are back with another challenge for you today over at AAA Cards and it's all about tags!  I love tags but don't always how to use them.  Today I created a card with an acetate tag just to add some fun. Check it out below.

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For my card, I decided that I wanted something fun and summery.  It's a beautiful sunny day here and I can't wait to sit out in my sun room with a summery drink.

I used the Mama Elephant newest die set, the Framed Tags Park Ave set and I absolutely love the frame die. It is A2 sized so it will cover a card base. I also love their Maddison Ave die set and use that frame die a lot too.

I went on to cut out a tag with the SSS Large tag dies out of some scrap acetate. My acetate supply came from my sister-in-law and she was able to supply me with a hefty stash.  

I stamped, heat embossed and coloured the Flamingo from the latest SSS release Among the Stars. I just can't get enough of those Flamingos! I used the TH distress markers in Warn Lipstick and Black Soot and water coloured it with a water brush.

Since this is a smooth surface, I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink and clear embossed it on to the acetate. This way it will dry. If you don't heat emboss, it never dry.  You could also use StaZon ink and that will dry as it's formulated to work on non porous surfaces.  

For the sun, I used the scattered straw distress ink, blended and stamped onto the die cut. I had added white die cuts to the back of the acetate tag but when I stood the card up, the tag didn't sit nicely so I ended up added foam tape to the back of the images and adhered it to the card base.  Oh well, that happens in the run of a card making session.

That's it for me. We hope you'll join us for our TAGS challenge.

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