Friday, August 26, 2016

Make it Monday #258 Cover Plate Tags

This week's Make it Monday involves using cover plate dies to make tags.  Laurie shows us an easy way to add just about any cover plate to a tag in her marvelous technique video here. I also sought out the latest Colour Q challenge for my color scheme.

I just adore those colors together and couldn't wait to start creating!  I only have one cover plate die.  I absolutely love my butterfly cover plate so I was excited to have an excuse to use it!

I started by using my Clarity Stencil brushes to blend the ink colors onto the cover plate die cut.  I loved how the blue and red blended together accidentally to make purple!  Blending with these brushes is soo effortless... no streaks whatsoever is heavenly!  I decided I wanted to add some pizazz to the background of my tag so I used a technique Jennifer McGuire shared in her video here.  I used a paintbrush to flick splatters of water onto my tag and then immediately sprinkled on some glittery silver embossing powder which is then heat embossed.  It's amazing how the embossing powder clings so well to the water!  It is really quite sparkling in real life!  I dug out some fun fibers from my stash to add to the top of the tag.  I didn't feel like finding some stamps to fit in that small space not covered by the butterflies so I hand wrote "a gift for you" with a black fine tipped marker.

Supplies listed and linked below:

PTI Butterfly Cover Plate Die

Momento Rose Bud Dye Ink

PTI Scarlet Jewel Dye Ink

PTI Tag Sale #10 Die

Momento Pistachio Dye Ink

Momento Summer Sky Dye Ink
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Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Great minds think alike -- I used the same cover plate for the challenge!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful tag! Your butterflies are just gorgeous using the colourQ colors...perfect pairing of the 2 challenges!! :0)

artful-notions said...

Shelley, just had to stop by and tell you how lovely your tag is! Saw it in the lineup, and popped right over. Gorgeous colors, and even gorgeous ribbon! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Silke Ledlow said...

Such a pretty the butterflies!!!