My love affair with gesso continues! Lots of splotchy, white, textured fun for sure . . .
My big hang-up on this layout was the honkin' huge pewter brad holding the tags together. I wanted to go big because I sometimes think my embellishments can be a little on the timid side. So I challenged myself by adding the brad, gluing everything down, and then stressing for an hour over what to do next.
I tried artificial blossoms, punched flowers, buttons, floss tied into knots, floss tied into a bow, and a spiral embossed circle. None of them worked – too bulky or just plain wrong. Then I remembered I had several dies for flat bows and my day magically got back on track. After using VersaMark direct-to-paper, I embossed with the same sparkly powder I used for the text and then die cut the bow. Done!
Cardstock: Strathmore #90 Watercolor paper, Bazzill Kachina
Stamps: Inkadinkado “Wishing you a simply marvelous birthday”
Inks: Stamp Zia Malachite, Obsidian, Versamark
Emb Powder: Stamp A Mania Desert Night
Dies: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #9, La La Land Pretty Poinsettia,
Impression Obsession Small Bow
Doo Dads: Gesso, Antique Silver nailheads, Stampin’ Up Pewter brad,
Gelly Roll Clear Star