Sunday, October 7, 2007

Bird tags

Pick a challenge, any challenge!...
Three challenges just happened to coincide perfectly.
These tags are an answer to Arty Girlz challenge #3 that is calling for tags on our projects - only I made tags as my project... At the same time Technique Thursday was prompting us to use embossing powders, Inspire Me Thursday had birds as a challenge!

I combined the three, voila - bird tags with embossed backgrounds!

On the occasion of a newly hatching chick - a friend of mine is expecting - these are for her baby shower gift. As for the gift itself, I am contemplating making a mini-album slash journal for her first days with the new baby.

Technicalities: this is my absolutely second time around that I have done embossing. My previous attempt (seen here as the pink stamp on moo cards) produced a good quality image, this time I was trying to emboss card stock and that didn't go too well. I did it over a light bulb - I guess a heat gun would be mandatory if I was to become serious. So far I find the results nice, but nothing I could imagine becoming addicted to. My embossing powders came with my newly acquired stamps from ebay, they are from Stamp 'n Stuff, Print Art and Rubber Stampede.
Stamps are carved by me, and the hatched egg is decorated with bronze mini sequins and beads.

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  1. Lovely tags im sure your friend will love them i like the idea if birds and hatching eggs for the new arrival.

    Thanks for sharing and joining in with the the Arty girlz challenge :-)
    crissi XX

  2. These tags are brilliant!! A great take on our challenge - hope you join in with Arty Girlz challenges again :)

  3. Your site is inspiring me to get my hands on some glue and paper again! I was raised by crafty types but since the age of computer(and career) have rarely slice and diced my way into crafty bliss. I miss gluing my fingers together.

    I dig the combination of inspirations .

  4. These are great tags...Also very cool that you could combine all the different sites into one project...

  5. Cool idea for your friend's shower. Very cute.

    It's my first time posting at IMT - and I am having a ball looking at everyone's work.

  6. these are lovely, especially the one with the hatching chick and the music.