I wanted to add more dimension to the background of my tag but still keep it very soft and feminine. After a moment of dilemma trying to decide whether to use clear embossing powder or white, I finally elected for the white as I though it would keep the delicate look I was trying to achieve.
Using my Stamping’ around wheel, an SU stamp and white SU fine detail embossing powder I embossed swirls and scrolls across the face of the tag. I was delighted with the result ……….
Next I hand drew an elongated heart as a template, cut it out in 280gm white card stock and then glued on a couple of layers of white Mulberry paper to give it interest.
When I went round the edge of the heart with Picket Fence Distress Paint I loved the look of the slight sheen on the edge as the Picket Fence dried. To try and keep this look I decided to emboss the edge of the heart. With a Versamark pen to outline I then embossed with the same fine detail white embossing powder that I used on the background of the tag.
This is the result…….. I hated it! It suddenly made the heart look heavy.
So it was back to the drawing board. I turned the tag over and again glued on a couple of layers of the White Mulberry paper and again edged the heart with Picket Fence.
I dampened the edges of the Mulberry paper with water and gently “teased’ the paper until it left a slight fluffy edge surrounding my heart.
To create a couple more mats for my heart, I firstly cut an oblong of white card embossed with tiny wedding script in silver and then an equal sized piece of heavy vellum. I tore around the vellum and then gently swiped with Picket Fence Distress Paint to highlight the uneven edges.
And, frustratingly that's as far as I got tonight................. Don't you just hate it when bed calls because there's work tomorrow when you want to stay up and play! C'est la Vie.