Saturday, July 19, 2014

Birthday Blessings

July must be the month of birthday's for newborns and above.  I've been swamped with new birth and anniversary of birthday gifts to create.  Today, I will share with you a matching birthday card and tag I created .

Let's begin with the birthday tag I created:

This tag was created using Unique Laser Designs wooden scallop fence. I decided to turn the fence upside down for more interest, I also thought this would showcase a different method of embellishing with it. 

I used a variety of distress ink to enhance the wooden fence. While the ink was still wet on the fence, I added sprinkles of distress embossing powder for more texture.  I love adding texture upon texture.

Up next I created a matching card for the recipient using the same wooden fence. For the card I altered it a bit differently by using more blue distress ink.

Being that my card has a healthy amount of black on it, I wanted to incorporate more blue (being these are the birthday girls fav colors).

Just take a look at this dimension! 
 Next I created another tag using the fence more so as a fence, by utilizing the colors that would usually been seen on a white picket fence.  Of course I still added a bit of grunge to the entire tag.

To gain a good vibrant coat of color, always start with a good layer of gesso before inking/misting your piece. These wooden embellishment really take hold to distressing very well.

Here you can see I even looped a portion of the floral stem and the gauze through the fence.  The guaze was misted with green and kraft colored glimmer mist. After misting/inking your pieces, you can also use a nail file to ruff up the edges of the fence for a more realistic look.

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  1. They are going to be the luckiest recipients ever! Those are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. So clever to turn it upside down to let the decorative tops peak through and I love the black and blue.

  2. What a fantastic and beautiful tags. Love the details Kisha. WTG!!!!