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Monday, July 16, 2012

Anchored with love tag and card JRC_077

I made this tag and card for JustRite Friday Challenge #077 - "Tag! You're It!". When I saw the challenge, I instantly thought of making a wooden tag which would be part of a card and could be removed by the recipient and used as an ornament, but most of the people who receive my cards keep them forever, and once the ornament was removed the card wouldn't be pretty any more. I decided to stamp the anchor in the center of the card, so there would be an image there when the tag was removed and mount the tag over it. Unfortunately the tag didn't look so great over the stamped image, so I decided to make the card so that the tag would go inside instead.

The stamp set I used was JustRite's Anchors Away. The wooden tag was stamped with Black Stazon, and the stamps on the card were done with VersaFine Onyx Black. The tag is on two layers of wood veneer, with the grain going in opposite directions for strength. The front is oak, and the back is mahogany.

The tag was lightly colored with Copics, and the card was distressed with Antique Linen. I die cut all the stamps with JustRite's Nested Medallion Labels Dies, Nested Oval Medallion Labels Dies and Vintage Label & Banner Dies. The stamped images are mounted dimensionally, and the Anchor and background were stamped twice, and the rope part and anchor were cut out and mounted dimensionally over the first stamping.

The DP is from K&Co, and is mounted on very old linen textured metallic antique gold. I applied two narrow lengths of antique gold Offray ribbon for added interest, and used the same ribbon on the tag.

6 comments:

Florence Turnour said...

I like the idea of a tag ornament. Nicely done!

Sheri said...

WOW! Stamping and cutting out the wood veneer...GENIUS!! The card is a great compliment to the tag as well! Thanks for sharing your project with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great set. I love the stamping on the wood veneer. I've always been a little curious about using veneer, and how it would turn out. Now I know it looks great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sasha said...

Beautiful work, Kathi and such a great idea, too.

Marisa Job said...

Great tag Kathy!! Love the wood colors!!

Carole said...

Wonderful tag Kathy. You did an amazing job on the wood veneer! I'm going to give that a try thanks so much for a fab idea! Carole xox