Sunday, April 6, 2014

Natural Composition Tag

How cool is the Natural Composition Specialty DSP with the clear embossed detail and awesome page designs? I love the versatility of this designer series paper and think that it is so underutilised. Here is a tag I made using the floral embossed paper:
I am not a big fan of pink ~ anyone who knows me well will tell you that I don't wear it, don't use it too frequently and rarely suggest that others use it either. I know that I need to break this habit as pink appeals to so many people. So I pushed my boundaries with this project. The main colours are neutral and Strawberry Slush.

I stamped the Natural Composition Specialty DSP with the script stamp En Francais, the sentiment "Fabulous is what you are" from One in a Million and the monarch butterfly from the Best of Butterflies in Jet Black Staz On Ink. I daubered the entire tag with Strawberry Slush ink for an embossed resist technique. I also stamped the two smaller matching butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (and punched them out with the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches) with the same ink on the same DSP.
The floral embossing on the tag came up really well with the daubered ink. I wanted a romantic and whimsical feel and I think that by stamping the additional butterflies in the same cardstock the theme is continued seamlessly. I also bent up the wings of the punched butterflies to give a bit of definition and dimension.
I also stamped Strawberry Slush cardstock with the En Francaise stamp using Versamark Watermarking Ink so that there is a feint design that is consistent with that stamped on the DSP. I punched the heart out of this cardstock (using the Full Heart Punch) to lend to the "absolutely fabulous" secondary theme I had going. . . and this is subtly (despite the colour!) placed behind the main embellishment.
The main embellishment is several layers: Burlap Ribbon which I cut and frayed on the edges, I stamped the filigree stamp from the Chalk Talk set on the reverse side of the Natural Composition Specialty DSP in Jet Black Staz On Ink because I wanted matching cardstock but without the clear embossing (this is cut with the matching Chalk Talk Framelit Dies). I also daubed the edges with Soft Suede ink. The Sentiment "for you" was stamped on the music sheet page from the Natural Composition suite and daubed around the edges with Strawberry Slush ink once punched with the circle punch. And the ticket is from the Take a Ticket Wheel and punched with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch - of course the cardstock is Strawberry Slush and stamped with Jet Black Staz On Ink. The pearl jewel lends a touch of luxury as much because it is unexpected!

For the final touch of texture I tied big bows in Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon - I adore this ribbon it looks sensation on every project!

Hope you like it!

1 comment:

  1. Shanni, I love it! and didn't even think of using this DSP for tags, since I'm first a scrapper!! and only see the DSP as a potential "page" hahaha.
    I love how you used the DSP for the butterflies to marry it all in and you did a wonderful job of using 'PINK' ! love it, love it, love it! !! thanks for sharing, Colleen


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