Monday, 13 October 2014

In My Thoughts RS#136

Adding a tag to a card is a very popular technique currently, and I thought I'd give it a try using this sketch at RetroSketches this week.

I particularly liked the two banners with flagged ends on the sketch and decided that the top one would carry the message and the lower one would be in gold foil. They do a great job of 'grounding' the tag. I had a stamped rectangular piece already floating about my work table, which was easy enough to cut into a tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The bottom corners were rounded on the Envelope Punch Board.

Blackberry Bliss is such a strong shade it is possible to stamp it three times without inking in between, and still get a good, strong shade. That is evident in the small flowers next to the sentiment and on the lower left of the tag. One ink pad- three shades of purple, now that's good value!!!

I have used this colour combination a number of times over the last few days, but not all of them will make it onto the blog. I've loved using the Blackberry Bliss/Pear Pizzaz combination.
The only problem is, Blackberry Bliss is very difficult to photograph. To the eye, it looks very dark, but that then looks black in a photograph and when you lift the lighting level, it becomes rather bright looking. However, you can see that the base card has been stamped with the Summer Silhouette flowers as well, it was too plain without that.

I'm happy to have another card for my RAK stash, there have been a few needed lately with people in hospital, and living through difficult times, so it is nice to have a few on hand to write a quick message and pop into the post box.

Have fun getting inky!

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