Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September Verve Release: You Rock

One of my favorite on-line stores to shop at is Emma's Paperie!! Seriously, the customer service is impeccable, and each time an order arrives it's like Christmas because everything is beautifully wrapped in tissue with a sweet little gift included. Not only that, if you spend $50 or more, you get a free kit of supplies. And not just any supplies, FABULOUS papers, ribbon, embellishments, and even stamps. That's how this tag came about.

I never would have thought of purchasing one of these, but fell in love with it when I opened my latest kit. It's a Bare Elements piece by Creative Imaginations, and it's made of two pieces of chipboard, with a window in the front piece. I covered the tag with Fired Brick Distress Crackle Paint (Ranger), let it dry, and rubbed Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink) over it to make the cracks stand out a bit more.

For the sentiment on the inside, I stamped You Rock (Verve) with Vintage Sepia (Versafine), and then stamped over the dots and the word "You" with Tuxedo Black (Memento). The little red star is colored with a red Spica Pen. The large star on the frame's outside was also stamped with Vintage Sepia, as were the little stars from the Star Struck (Verve) set. I addes some red Spica coloring to the little stars also.

The circle tab at the top of the tag was embossed with the smallest Nestabilities Star (Spellbinders), and the fibers are by EK Success.

That about covers this project.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Stamps: You Rock
Paper: Suede Brown Dark, Black (Prismatics), Kitchen Spice (BoBunny)
Ink: Vintage Sepia (Versafine), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories: Fired Brick Distress Crackle Paint (Ranger), Circle Punches (SU!), Star Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Flourishes (Sizzix), Button (PTI), Fibers (EK Success), Spica Pens, Embroidery thread


StampOwl said...

this rocks

Denise (peanutbee) said...

GORGEOUS tag, Tosh! ....of to check out Emma's :)

Cindy Haffner said...

You ROCK!!

dpkennedy said...

Yeah, You Rocked this! Nice tag!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

You rock everything you make, Tosh! What a gorgeous tag!

Sandra MacLean said...

Tosh, you age and distress like nobodies business! I am talking about cards by the way! LOL You have perfected this skill Tosh! Loooove the crackling and the stars. They remind me of antique shops around the New England area. :)

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful tag, Tosh...I love the stamps, rich colors and the fibers look awesome!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous tag - GF!!! Love the rich colors and the VV Set of course :)!!!

Also - thanks for the link to this awesome shouldn't have...he,he,he!!! Hugs ~S~

Angella D. Crockett said...

This is so cool! Love the colors and the entire design is awesome!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

I just love every little thing about this tag, Tosh! Gorgeous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fantabulous tag my dear.....I would play 'tag' with you

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