Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snowflakes are Butterflies

This tag uses some images from Quietfire Design's newest stamp set, Snowflakes are the butterflies.  I started with a #8 tag and covered the front with picket fence stain, dried it, stamped the flourish snowflake with Versamark, sprayed on both colors of Dylusions, blotted the tag, dried it, stamped snowflakes with salty ocean and dried.  I love the soft, chalky look of the ink when you put down a layer of the picket fence stain first!!!!  Snowflakes are the butterflies is stamped and then embossed in black.  Since I had dried the tag and also heavily used an anti-static bag I thought I would be fine with the black embossing powder but some still stuck to the flourish snowflakes - grrr.  I tried my best using a very detailed paint brush to brush away the excess embossing powder from around the words and I got most of it without much disturbance to the quote but there is some stray pieces, so don't look too close (vbg).  The extra flourish snowflakes are stamped with salty ocean on a scrap of manila card that was first coated with the picket fence stain and then cut out.  A strip of tissue tape across the bottom.  Dylusions ink-dyed ribbon at the top.  The snowflake charm is colored white with the Adirondack mixative.  

Distress Stain - picket fence
Dylusions Ink Spray - London blue, crushed grape
Distress Ink pad - salty ocean
Tim Holtz tissue tape
Adirondack Alcohol Ink Mixative - snow cap
Seam Binding


Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag, Wanda. That background is scrumptious!

SusanK said...

This sentiment came to mind when you posted the colorful holiday butterfly! You must have heard my gears working and created this tag! lol So pretty in the purples and blues!

Nan G said...

Stunning colors! I'm blown away by the striking beauty of your tag, Wanda!

Quietfire said...

Sweet! Love the colours! Beautiful background. Thanks for using the stamps!