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Monday, July 30, 2012

Heart of Gold Tag

heart of gold 1 w border

When I saw Anita Houston’s tutorial on making faux leather, a technique she learned at Ranger U, from Tim Holtz, I couldn’t wait to try it for myself. So, Saturday I made a couple of faux leather tags, including this one using Ink Refresher and Perfect Pearls Gold and Perfect Pearls Copper on a Kraft #8 tag. Anita’s is a great tutorial on a technique that results in a product that belies its ease!

Then on Sunday, when I saw Hels Sheridan’s challenge, Fields of Gold, I knew immediately how I wanted to finish out the gold and copper tag.

I brainstormed sentiments on the topic of “gold,” and this one popped into my mind. This sentiment is a perfect description of a few very special people in my life!

This heart stamp has been in my collection for some years, and I was pleased to be able to use some fine gold embossing powder that hadn’t even been opened. I had the ribbons and braid in my stash, as well as the tiny gold charms and some copper glitter card stock (American Crafts) that worked great with the Hearts Movers and Shapers die (cut on my Vagabond).

I will also be entering it in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, What Do You Say?

11 comments:

Katy said...

Love this tag! The colors are awesome and I love the hearts! :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag! Yes, you got the linky right first time hun :O)) Have you tried the technique with black card? Try it, it looks like faux suede... gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper x

Buttons said...

Oh Barbara, this SO WORKS! and I love those red hearts. It will have to be someone special that gets this tag :) Desperate to try this technique (Refresher on shopping list!) - Anita is such an inspiration, as is Hels. Looking forward to your next project already. Hugs, Buttons x

Barbara said...

Yes, the other faux leather tag I made is black.

I was afraid the hearts might look red. They are actually the exact shade of copper as the Perfect Pearls copper. I have trouble photographing tags with shiny elements, and this whole tag is shiny!

Thanks for encouraging comments.

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag, Barbara! Love the faux treatment and that little part tied/wrapped around the bottom.

Redanne said...

Your tag is really beautiful Barbara, loving that faux leather technique since I saw it on Anita's blog, can't wait to try it to, hope it turns out as well as yours!

julie c said...

Wow, Barb, this is stunning! Gorgeous colors!

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so very lovely! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge. - Ashli

Lisa :) said...

Beautiful work!

Anita Houston said...

I thought I posted on here the other day, but I guess it didn't go through!!! You have the Midas Touch...lol!!! Your background came out absolutely gorgeous...WOW!!! ANd then your heart and golden embellies are fabulous! Love the texture on the this, especially using the thicker twine...super work!!!

Barbara said...

Anita, thank YOU for the inspiration and the training on this technique!