Yesterday was a great mail day. I received Quietfire Design's brand new dies and their newest stamps!!! Woo-hoo!!! The dies cut fabulously!!!!!!! I have a Vagabond and I'm using the Sizzix magnetic platform and a pair of cutting plates to do my cutting. Just like the QF stamps, the dies are created from Suzanne's hand lettered work, NOT fonts. Her calligraphy is so beautiful!!!
This is a simple tag. I first cut the word thanks from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology mask sheet. I took a Ranger #8 manila tag and went over it lightly with Distress Ink - broken china, faded jeans, and pine needles. I dried it well and stuck on the mask. I then went back over it with the same colors to darken things up, proceeded to add some stenciling (Dylusions) and random stamping (Studio 490) with either Distress ink or Archival ink.... Flicked it with water and blotted it.... Stamped another image (PaperArtsy) with Ranger's white pigment ink.... Removed the mask.... and stamped "for all you do" with Archival Ink jet black. I decided to add some shadow to thanks with a weathered wood Distress marker and then opted to go completely around the letters. If I had known I was going to do that I would have left the mask on but I managed to not get off too much, lol. Finished it off with a piece of ribbon from my stash.
Now I'm going to go cut the other new dies!!!