June 15, 2014

For Dad!

I have a double duty tag to share this week.  One of my other DTs had a theme to honor the Dads in our lives and I decided to use Artistic Outpost stamps to create my piece.  I started with a jumbo manila tag that had already been used to mop up inks and stains from another project.  This one had Crushed Olive and Frayed Burlap distress stains already splotched on it.  Next I put down a honey comb stencil and applied white Wendy Vecchi embossing paste.  As it dried, the white embossing paste absorbed the distress stain colors from the tag.  Once the embossing paste had dried, I stamped various stamps from the Industrial Backgrounds plate in Jet Black archival ink.  I stamped the Charles Lindberg photo stamp from Charles and Ameila in Jet Black archival and fussy cut it out, then sponged it with Vintage Photo.  

An embellishment was created with the Honeycomb Frameworks die by cutting chipboard, sponging it with Vintage Photo DI, embossing it with UTEE and then sponging again with Black Soot DI.  Some of the cut outs from the Honeycomb die cut were used as a backing from the letters DAD.  A few gears, a copper key and a die cut from the Spring Greenery die were used as embellishments.  

That's a wrap for this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Designer:  Linda Coughlin


Anneke said...

Real mail tag. Love your design and background.
Greetings Anneke.

butterfly said...

What a great tag, Linda - the earthy colour tones are so cool, with that glow at the centre. Love the glossy finish on the Frameworks too - fab!
Alison xx

Coco said...

I find this tag really striking and wonderful...! Coco x