Tuesday, May 8, 2012

'Peep' tag card

Peep tag card

Here's a Spring-ish kind of card with
that cutie-pie "Peep"
from Purple Onion Designs.

Peep was coloured with Copic markers & cut out
so he could stick his little tail off the edge of the tag:

(The silver heat embossed leaves are cut out too
& I added some Swarovski crystals).

The tag was coloured with distress inks:

(Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Evergreen Bough,
Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade).
then heat embossed (in clear) with a background stamp
Hero Arts Ancient Motif stamp.

Combining faux washi tape with real washi tape
is a sneaky way to get more variety in your washi palette
without buying more washi tape...

These strips of pattern are a mix of:
  • Washi tape, as is (#5 the pink striped one)
  • Copic marker altered washi tape (#8 green on the right).
  • Crate Paper Paper Heart 6x6 paper (#1,2,4,7)
  • DIY digital paper cut into strips (#3,6)

Hope you're having a gorgeous week!
We're off to tackle our community garden
plot some more. Spring is the best, no?


P.S. The embossing folder I used on the watercolour paper for the background is a Sizzix Tropical Paisley folder from this duo, in case you're curious.


Dotty Jo said...

Totally perfect yet again! Honestly Mel, you are a cardmaking wonder, Jo x

Moongirl said...

Really pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love that blended background layer just behind the tag with the image on it!

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness, I love your design!!! Really grand and I also love the embossed paper and your cute bird!!

Esther Asbury said...

Totally love the way you used the tags!! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!

Lalo said...

WOW Mel!!! Another AWESOME AWESOME tag!!! Love all the things you do all the time :)

ike said...

How delightful - what a lovely little image. Superb card :-) xxxx

Jackie said...


Dawn said...

adorable! colored to perfection, love the total design!!

hugs kiddo!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE this is super cute!!!!

Merry said...

This is so lovely....wonderful layout and that bird is too cute.

Katarina said...

Love this little beauty, I have that stamp too and have it colored up waiting to be put on a card. I love your work and have to say I do a fair share of CASE'ing of your stuff!
BTW, I thought I'd mention a little wierdness with your blog. I have a subscription to your blog in my reader and I saw the post you had for all that gorgeous patterned paper you've so kindly shared yesterday. I was able to view it in Google Reader, but if I went directly to your blog in a new tab, I couldn't find that post anywhere. Strangest thing...thought I'd mention it.

And thank you for sharing those overlays and PP's, they must've been a lot of work!

Unknown said...

Wow, do you actually do the cursive writing? If you do, I envy you a lot!!! Because I never got my cursive writing look "decent"! Haha!

Wonderful creation, Mel!

Jennifer Roach said...

This card is AMAZING Mel! I just also wanted to say thanks for all your freebies.

Crafting Queen said...

What a wonderful creation. Love your attention to detail on your creations. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, I am feeling more positive so will continue. Hugs Anesha

Michelle Quinno said...

Gorgeous card!

Ruth S said...

Heavenly! The techniques you used are just the wow factor for this card ;)

Erum Tasneem said...

such a cutie Mel! I loooove it! I love the way you have put everything together. Genius!

Nancy said...

Beautiful! I really like ALL off this card, but that little Peep has my heart, what a cutie :)