This is not a Tag

Its a card.   Cut using the TH Tag Die with the top fold placed carefully just below the cutting blade.

It is, of course, CAS in style, with the Clarity Blossom image painstaking coloured.   Stamped in Memento Brown, I rarely use black as an outline ink these days, my ProMarkers provided the colour with at least 4 if not 5 different shades used on the branch.   It is my response to this week's Less is More Challenge One Layer Card, Spring Flowers.

Naturally I made more than one card yesterday, this second one uses the card left over after folding a piece of A4 card stock length wise to cut the Tag Card above.    It is quite small just 4 1/8" x 4 5/8" perfect for the Clarity Blue Bird stamp.

First using DI on an acrylic block Weathered Wood applied to the base, next Forest Moss and then Worn Lipstick were added in the same way one colour at a time. By tapping the ink pad directly onto the block the ink pad image is clearly outlined making an interesting and textured background.    Next the Bluebird image and the Blossom Branch were stamped.   These were coloured using Whisper Pens.   The birds eye filled with Glossy Accents.

The main technique might not be quite that described in Craft Stamper this month but it is a method I use with my Gelli pad, the results being more interesting and the colour more subtle than those achieved with acrylic paint.   I'm entering this then into Craft Stampers Take it Make it challenge which is to make Monoprints using an acrylic block.

With the use of Distress Inks and Distressing albeit a little differently, I'm also entering this into a new challenge A Vintage Journey - Anything goes with Tim.

Back to work tomorrow, it has been a wonderful break no idea I was so tired, and it has been fun getting a little inky/messy.


  1. Two lovely cards Zoe. I hope you are enjoying some sunshine today as we are

    Jackie x

  2. Fabulous card Zoe and a great background, it looks really effective using the distress inks. Thanks for joining in with and travelling on A Vintage Journey, good to have you hop aboard.
    hugs {brenda} xx

  3. sweet card
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  4. Super card Zoe!
    Thanks for taking part in the one layer challenge at LIM this week
    Anne (Guest LIM commenter)

  5. Terrific work on both of these Zoe-you do the CAS style so well.

    Love Chrissie x

  6. That's lovely Zoe and I love the bluebird, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It challenge,
    Elizabeth x
    Craft Stamper DT

  7. Beautiful work
    Thanx for joining in the Craft Stampers Make it Take it challenge!
    Craft Stamper DT

  8. Super Spring card

    Thank you for supporting LIM

  9. Such a beautiful card and adore your soft background Zoe.
    So happy you joined us over at Craft Stamper for Take It Make It challenge and good luck.
    Big hugs

  10. What an interesting textured background! Thanks so much for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Great card!

  11. lovely spring like colours . thanks so much for playing along at A Vintage Journey and hope to see you again soon x hugs xtrace x

  12. Simply stunning! Thanks for joining in with the Take It Make It Challenge .... good luck!
    Linda xx
    Craft Stamper Challenge DT

  13. Fab work, beautiful. Thank you for joining us in the Take it, Make it challenge this month, good luck.
    Nikki K. x

  14. Great card, love the vibrant blues of the bird! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper blog challenge this month!


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