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Friday, January 30, 2015

Mr Cardmaker is Tagged

Just a quickie post to share the tag I made for the Tag, You're IT Challenge, and for the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

I made this--

Isn't this FUN?!  Love the colors, and the liquid platinum embossing powder gives it such a nice shine.
I think the real fun, though comes at the bottom section, where I popped up a star in the DP, and added a wood veneer star.

Wait. Wha...?

Yes indeed, a wood veneer star. I dipped that sucker into some versamark, and triple embossed it with more liquid platinum embossing powder. Use a post-it to hold that tiny thing for you, unless you have Teflon fingers. Ouch!
Looks like it's made of metal though, right?

A close-up--

The inspiration comes from this tag by Debbie Hughes--

I gravitated toward the idea of the highlighted bottom area more than anything else, and substituted my sentiment die cut for an image one.

One more long, skinny, ribbon-y look--

I had so much fun creating this tag, and I am ready to make MORE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best--


  1. Oh my STAR, this is so AWESOME, Richard! I love your heavy silver-embossing of the star, it really make a difference, eh? I also love how you used the FP paper. I have them and don't seem to use them enough. Glad to see that you are having fun! PS: you fooled me...I didn't realize that it was a wood veneer until I read the descriptions! Wow, way to go!

  2. That is definitely fun! I love how that big star turned out on the bottom. Very cool that it matches the cupcake it's on but turned from the one in the point. Great technique!

  3. WOW, Richard, talk about a party goin' on! Your tag has it all, color, texture, shine and great design! Love it! That liquid platinum ep is a favorite with me, too. Fun, festive and fabulous!

  4. This is a wonderful tag Richard! Love the dipped star and thanks for the tip not to burn:) really fun party tag!

  5. Ooooo shiny!!!! Seriously LOVE that star and now you have made me put another item on my shopping list! LOL This tag is just stunning Richard!!

  6. Fantastic tag design and it is always amazing what we can do with embossing powder. I love the wood heart that you embossed and used. It shines so bright with all those fun colors!

  7. Richard this is the best birthday tag ever! Love the platinum embossing - the streamers, sentiment and star really draw the eye through your wonderful design! Love it!!!!

  8. Great job on this "party" tag, Richard. It seems like it would be a lot of work to create but you certainly made it look fun! Love the hand-made embellishments you created :-)

  9. Richard your embossed tag is fantastic! Love the liquid platnum, which is on my wishlist. Thank you so much for joining us at Tag You're It!

  10. The wood star creates a brilliant depth! Really lovely!

  11. That is one cool tag! Love all the embossing, especially that star!

  12. Wonderful tag Richard! The embossing really does shine beautifully.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  13. Love it, love the way you displayed it, and really really love that star that is stamped exactly like the background around it. You're so clever. I gotta say though that the colors bring back memories of Howard Johnson's : ) which is not necessarily a bad thing. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Such an awesome tag really love this one. Love the colors. thanks for joining us over at Tag you're it.

  15. Hi Richard! Sorry it's been a while! Wonderful tag! Where to begin? That star blew me away! So cool from the pattern paper!! And swoon all that yummy embossing! Wonderful!


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