Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Key to my Heart

This week's Scrapy Land Challenge was an easy one for me.  The theme is Use Your Favorite Color plus any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  Hope that it's obvious that my favorite color is RED.

The dies I used for this tag were all from Die-Versions:
Die-Versions: Vintage Heart Locket
Die-Versions: Vintage Keys
Die-Versions: Frank font
Die-Versions: Heart Doodles

Deco Foil is such a hot trend right now and I wanted to join in on the fun.  There are lots of You Tube videos out there showing you how to use a laminating machine, how to use embossing powder, how to use Thermo-Web's specifically designed adhesive, and the list goes on and on.   Well, I didn't feel like fooling with my laminating machine and I didn't have the special adhesive, but.....I thought "Why won't it work with my SNS Tear-ific Tape?  It's super sticky and holds just about anything."  So I gave it a go and am so happy with the results.

I used my 2 1/2" double sided Tear-ific Tape and adhered one side to cardstock and die cut out my Vintage Locket, Heart Doodles and my letters.  Next, I peeled off the protective liner from the die cuts and placed the Deco Foil (non colored side) against the adhesive.  I burnished the foil into the adhesive with my fingertip and peeled off the remaining piece of Deco Foil.  I didn't have any bare spots or gaps or wrinkles.  Worked like a charm!  (Of course, after I did this and created my project, I saw yet another blog where that person thought the same thing I did and used the adhesive she had on hand.  Great minds.... :-).)

If you frequent my blog, you'll know that one of my favorite ways to add dimension to a die cut is to use fun foam.  What if you don't have any fun foam handy?  What do you do then?  Well, die cut 3 or 4 pieces of the shape you want and glue them together.  That's what I did today for the key.  I then covered the top layer with Versamark, sprinkled a heavy amount of Silver Lightning embossing powder on it, and heat setting it (after replacing the excess embossing powder back into my container.

I did use fun foam to add dimension to my KEY letters and adhered them to the fun foam after applying the Deco Foil.

For the background on my manilla tag, I started out by adding Distress Ink (Spun Sugar) to the entire thing.  Then I used my Falling Snow stencil and added Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks.  It left a soft background which made the red Deco Foil pop even more.   A couple layers of lace and ribbon finish off my vintage looking tag quite nicely.  The ribbon was white and I dyed it using the same colors of Distress Stains.

Now it's your turn to upload your project using your favorite colors to the Scrapy Land Challenge #20.  Be sure to include any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  You will have until June 28th and the winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.


Diane said...

Love your beautiful tag and the vintage charm it has...stunning!

nwilliams6 said...

Love the sparkle on this. Wonderful details on your tag Anne. Beautiful work. Hugz

Jacee said...

Fabulous tag Anne, I do love 'sparkly'
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

jimlynn said...

I love red too! So sparkly and beautiful.

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Anne!! The foil looks amazing!! I love how it just shines!! The details are fabulous!! I bought craft foam from the craft store because of you and I love, love it!! Before, I used to die cut like five or six and glue them together - your solution is so much better!! Thanks so much for the awesome tip!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

I love the locket and key on this awesome tag! I love the silver on the key and that shiny red on the locket looks so pretty!

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous tag. Love the red
Linda xxx

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

So pretty!!!! Love what you have done here, and the way you adhered the foil! Way to go!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous tag Anne, I like the heart lock and the key
Kevin xx

Donna said...

Awesome design, like home you used adhesive for your decompile and the dimension on your design!

Patricia Chalas said...

your tag is beautiful Anne!!! love all the bright color of the foil and the techniques used it just lovely!!

Lena's Creations said...

Striking tag, Anne. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful techniques.
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just love the foil on your die cut- and love the shimmery Silver embossed layered key as well! Too cool!

NanaConnie said...

No questions about red being your fav, Anne. :-D I adore the heart and key and all the sparkle! Lovely lace.