Sunday, 22 July 2018

Nautical Tag

The latest challenge over on Tag Tuesday is Nautical/Seaside.  I decided to have a play with some stamps and dies that hadn't been used before to create this monochrome tag.
I started with a piece of copy paper that had been used to clean up my blending mat after a brayering session with distress ink.
Part of it was added to a #8 manilla tag, sealed, dried and trimmed.
I then used the remaining blue section to die cut the Background Crashing Wave from Couture Creations.  This was added over the central section of the tag and trimmed slightly either side to fit.  I love the subtle background that was created.
Both the Marianne rope dies were used with a darker blue card and the resulting cut and embossed pieces attached above and below the wave die to frame it.  The ends were trimmed to fit the tag.
I stamped the Compass and Seahorse stamps from IndigoBlu (Collector's Edition #11 and #12) onto a piece of Sheena's stamping card using Majestic Blue Versafine ink.  The seahorse was cut out using the direct cut option on my Brother Scan N Cut machine.  However I fussy cut the main part of the compass out by hand.  The seahorse was coloured using the light blue Kuretake Clean Colour pen to match the background of the tag. Both pieces were given a layer of sparkle using one of the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pens.
Before I added the compass to the tag, I stamped directly onto the background in the same ink to add the compass point letters, then overlaid the fussy cut image.
It only remained to add the seahorse image.
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