Tuesday, 27 May 2014

"Tag your It" with The Sisterhood of Crafters

This is my second card for The Sisterhood of Crafters as their GDT for the month of May. The theme is "Tag your it" and here is what I created ....

 Boy oh boy have I struggled getting a decent photo of my card as acetate appears to be somewhat camera shy (lol). After many "shots", I finally took some that didn't have a glare across the front or were out of focus ..... a great product to work with but very fustrating to photograph.

I have used the new stamps from Premium Craft Brands for my card and kept the design very simple. The background is a Spellbinders die, which has been mounted on to acetate. The main stamped images have been cut out using an X-Cut nesting die in 3 different sizes: 2 for the images and the remainder for the inside. I have tried to layer the diecuts so they sit equally within each other on the different layers.

The images have been stamped in black (with added silver highlights from my GraphIt shaker pen). I have used my pan pastels to shade the background and also to colour my butterfly. I cut 2 tags and stamped the sentiment on to them and they have been added to my topper with white organza ribbon.

I am now hoping (fingers, toes and other flexible parts are crossed) the Blogger plays fair today and actually allows me to publish my post (without an error message), which would be wonderful.

Grey, rainy day here so settling down to a bit of reading and then some crafting this afternoon. Going to have a "me" day which are very rare recently I can tell you.

x x x

Products I have used:
Glitter Shake - Graph'It Markers
520.8 Ultramarine Blue Tint - Pan Pastel520.5 Ultramarine Blue - Pan Pastel580.5 Turquoise - Pan Pastel

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge - things with wings
Deep Ocean Challenge - wings
Sweet Pea Stamps - no DP
Artisitic Inspirations - anything goes with a twist of "wings"
Card Mania Challenges - CAS
Imagination Crafts - wings
Dream Valley - things with wings


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is absolutely beautiful Lou! And yes, photographing acetate cards is a tricky business! Never can really capture the beauty of the creation! We are so glad you shared your creativity with us as a step sister this month at The Sisterhood! Sure hope you'll continue to join in on our challenge fun and who knows, maybe even be our step sister again some time! LOL! HUGS to you! Happy Day!

dawn maceachern said...

this is really beautiful.


dawn maceachern said...

this is really beautiful.


dawn maceachern said...

this is really beautiful.


Zoe Sanderson said...

Taking photo's of acetate is sooooo frustrating well done on getting such excellent shots. Your card is beautiful thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

3ickleangels said...

What a beautiful card, Love the butterfly stamp xx

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous card Lou, I love all the detail you have here and that amazing butterfly, brilliant, thank you for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts this month, best of luck xxx

Sari said...

Awesome and well made card, looks so beautiful. Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations Challenge, good luck.

Annie said...

Hi Lou :-) I have to say your card is beautiful. I love the colour combo and design

Thank you so much for joining in with us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight

Crafty hugs Annie x

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful design, I love the variety of layers and the way you used the flower image on them. Thank you for joining in this weeks blog challenge at

rachel said...

stunning card - that butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at imagination crafts this month! Hugs rachel xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful die-cut card and love the butterfly--thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
carol DT x

Debi said...

stunning layering effect!! just a beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x