Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Distressed Butterfly Tag
To be honest, this tag was a bit of a happy accident. I was playing around with my new Cuttlebug embossing folders and found a scrap bit of Black Magic Coredinations cardstock. Next thing I knew the sanding block was out and I was distressing away to my heart's content! I managed to make the entire tag out of the waste card and funnily enough didn't use the embossing folders in the end. The base for the tag is a cropped Spellbinders Labels die and I inked the edges in Tim Holtz distress ink - Fired Brick, which hasn't show up very well in the photo. I ran the blade of my craft knife along the edge of the tag base.
The black layer is a piece of the crumpled up Black Magic Coredinations cardstock which has been sanded. I die cut the butterflies twice from the same coredinations cardstock using a Sizzix die (bought from the Stampin' Up catalogue). It works like a dream through the cuttlebug and is my favourite butterfly die. I sanded the butterflies to show up the embossing and then finished it off by gluing together with Pinflair Glue Gel.