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This month The Virtual Crafting Challenge is all about Die Cutting and Embossing. So here is a project featuring a die cut tag which I embellished.

Hand made tote bag with embellished gift tag

Hand made tote bag with embellished gift tag

The bag is an Easter gift for MIL, it features

  • Die cut was created using The Slice Elite and Design Card: Remember This
  • Zig Calligraphy Markers
  • Zig Art & Graphic Pens and Rock n Roll flower technique.
  • Zig Wink of Stella pens

Here is a close look at the tag

Die cut gift tag, with hand drawn elements

Die cut gift tag, with hand drawn elements

The calligraphy and hand drawn elements add a personal touch to a quickly made tag. How do you use your die cuts?

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Another slightly different challenge for you today, a little hard on the heals of the last one, but often the two can be combined.

The Virtual Crafting Challenge is designed to get you using the products you have, but may have forgotten about or to try new things. There is a general theme set each month, but how you interpret it and weather you have a finished product at the end of the month is entirely personal choice. This challenge is more about having fun and playing with what you already have ;)

This months theme is;

 

‘Embellishments’

Brads

We used to call these paper fasteners years ago, but America has made these into beautiful embellishments. They are now available in a wide variety of colours and shapes. Use alcohol ink or acrylic paint to change the colour of your existing brads to co-ordinate with your projects.

Gems

These are plastic simulated jewels. Gems are available in a wide variety of colours and sizes to suit all kinds of projects. Some are available as self adhesive.

Eyelets

These metal embellishments are no longer just available in plain coloured rings but in a wide variety of sizes,shapes and colours. You will need a tool of some kind to set eyelets into your projects. Eyelets can be used on a variety of surfaces.
All of these embellishments could be used in the following ways;

  • As centers to flowers
  • For attaching embellishments
  • For attaching velum
  • For attaching other mats to your piece

Ribbons

Ribbons are available in all manner of shapes, colours, materials and designs.  Using the right ink you can also stamp onto them.

  •  As a flourish to the side of a card
  • To draw the eye to particular area of the card
  • To attach a card insert with or without using glue

 

Links

This site has details of how to set eyelets
http://www.rubberstampsclub.com/tips/monthly-projects/september02/september02.html

 
Have fun with this, these are only a few ideas to get you started. Maybe try making your own embellishments out of all kinds of things.

This is your journey use whatever inspires you.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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