Saturday 21 January 2012

Garnet Tag

Hi Bloggers,

Today I have a tag to share with you -

I used a cream tag. I swiped some Eco Green Paris Trunk Dye Ink in Garnet across my Craft Sheet. I spritzed a little water on to it and then dragged my tag through it. I then dried it with my heat tool. I dabbed my tag into the ink to pick up some splats. I did this several times, drying each time. This technique is usually done with Distress Inks but works just as well with the Eco Green Dye Inks.

I then stamped the script from the Creative Expressions Wine stamp set using the Garnet Ink Pad. Next I sprayed on some Cosmic Shimmer Mister in Mallow Blush and dried it.

I ran my anti-static pad over the tag. I inked up one side of the That Special Touch Ivy Background Mask with Perfect Medium. I popped the mask ink side up onto the base plate of my Grand Calibur and put the tag face down onto the mask. I secured it with some repositionable tape. I put my tan embossing mat then the pink embossing plate on top and ran it through the machine. The perfect medium was then transferred to the debossed pattern on my tag. I dusted some Enchanted Gold Mica Powder (from the Garden Tones Cosmic Shimmer Mica Spray Set) over the ivy pattern. The mica powder clings to the Perfect Medium.

I cut a butterfly out of Burgundy card using the Spellbinders Grand Shapabilities Wonderful Wings. I inked with Perfect Medium while still in the dye and also added some ink around the edges of the butterfly once I had removes it from the die. I then dusted with the Enchanted Gold Mica Powder.

I stamped the sentiment using the Garnet Ink and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I inked around the edges with the Garnet Ink.

I secured the butterfly to the tag by popping some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to the body. I mounted the sentiment using 3D foam. I added some Vintage Ribbon in Basque Red to complete the tag.

I'm entering this tag into the following challenges -
Make It Monday #72
Moving Along With The Times - Things With Wings
CES Challenge Blog - Anything But a Card

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. This is fab, saw it on MIM xx Jan

  2. Beautiful gift tag and perfect for our Anything But a Card challenge this week! Thanks for playing along with us at CES and good luck :) Donna ♥ x

  3. great tag love all the detail . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday


  4. This is a very lovely gaft tag!
    I've seen it on MIM.

    Hugs Priscilla

  5. This is gorgeous Julia! I love the gold on the garnet - so beautiful. Some wonderful stamping techniques here to create a stunning effect! and I love the butterfly!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  6. I really love this. What interesting techniques too, inspirational - I have joined you as a follower and shall return with tea and biccies!

  7. This is beautiful Julia, I love the background you have created and the embossed ivy. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon! Pami x

  8. A beautiful tag Julia, some gorgeous inkwork
    Thank you for joining in at MAWTT this week and good luck with Pami's Things With Wings challenge
    Hugs Laurie x


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