Monday, March 31, 2014

You Are my HERO

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the Die-Versions new releases this month.  As I mentioned in the Die-Versions/Operation Write Home Blog Hop (you can see that post here), these dies are a fundraising product to help OWH.

For my last project this month, I created a fun tag using a digi from Bugaboo Stamps (kidlet army) and a few Die-Versions dies.  These include the new Hero with Star Sweet Phrases die, the You Are Express Edge, and the A Little Mint font.

As you can see from the close-up of the digi, I printed him a couple of times so I could add dimensional dots behind his helmet, arm, and shoe.  He's colored with Copic markers (as usual for me).  One thing I did, but it doesn't show up very well in the photos, is that I used pop dots with different thichness to give it a more realistic look.  On his arm, I used a thicker pop dot near his hand and a thinner one by his elbow.  I also used thinner pop dots on the sides of the helmet and a thicker one in the middle.  This gives a great effect, so you might think about varying the heights of your pop dots in the future too.

 The tag background was created using a variety of Distress Stains.  I just kept adding colors until I was happy with the results (so I didn't write any of them down).

For the Hero with Star Sweet Phrases die, I die cut it in several colors and paper pieced the inside, so it still looks flush.  This photo shows the shiny mirrored cardstock the best.  Since you can't use glitter on any OWH project, this was one way I could still give it a lot of shine.


Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is absolutely adorable, Anne!! That little guy is so sweet!! I love how you colored him!! You used the dies perfectly!! This is fabulous - I love it!! Have a great day :)

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jimlynn said...

Cute, cute tag!!! Love the design on this Anne, and those colors just pop. Great idea on the dimension - really makes him come alive.

Brenda said...

Perfect! What an adorable little image... just puts a smile all over your face..

Dawn Lancaster said...

Hi Anne, I hope you're well!
I love your little tag, it's just adorable & the way you've used your pop dots is fab!
Dawn xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW I am so loving this Anne, what a fabulous tag and loving the image!
Linda xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

He's a real cutie for sure. Fabulous little tag. Great dimension.

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, this is fabulous - love the little blue boots with the great camo fatigues! Your die cuts are assembled beautifully (wonderful tag design). I am proud of DieVersions doing such a worthy project this month! Thanks for sharing.

rachel said...

this is wonderful Anne - love this to bits xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Anne, I like the sweet image and the design.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

OMGoodness, adorable tag, love the little GI and your layout and design is perfect!

Shirley Ross said...

How really wonderful! I really like the camo and all of our colors! The die cut words and the 'hero' are just so awesome! It almost makes my eyes tear. The receiver will keep it!!!

nwilliams6 said...

He is adorable! Such a sweet guy and so perfect for your tag. This would make any soldier smile. Wonderful creation Anne. Hugz!

Lena's Creations said...

Super cute tag. I love the little fellow, he is just too adorable!
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