Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Believe Tag 2: Armed and Dangerous

Well, not so much armed and dangerous as a sequel :) A long while back I posted a tag here that I'd made for a swap I was involved in (see it here).

At the time I said I wasn't very happy with it and would give it some more thought. I've only just realised that I forgot to post the final version, so I'm correcting that omission now! I almost (but not quite!) like the back better than the front, LOL Click on either image to see a larger version.


Front: The Santa stamp is one of Sir T!m's, the "BELIEVE" was printed from the computer. The bookplate was gilded and sanded. The "25" was cut on the Cricut and then inked and stamped. The baubles were cut with a circle punch, the hanging loops on them were cut on the Cricut. The toy soldier was cut from a piece of PP. The snowflakes in the background were stamped and embossed in white then the 2 shades of distress ink blue and black were applied with foam.

Back: Stamps by Elements (a Canadian company who were going to let me spend a day with them when I was in Vancouver, observing how stamps are made, but our diaries never matched up!). Coloured with Distress Ink pads applied with a water brush.

18 comments :

Lisa Mantell said...

Love your work Dan. Very inspirational.

mommyto3bugs said...

Love the tags... hate that Blogger messed up my original message.

So I'll just say- GREAT PROJECT (as usual) and thanks for sharing the final version with us!

TinaB said...

Wow wow, Dan that is really lovely xx

Hels said...

Fab tag...love the back too...that snowman is sooooo cool....pardonez la pun!! Hugs and SYOFWITDATxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Lovely and Laters :0)

Brian K said...

Oh man! You have no idea how much I've missed your posts! Glad your back in full force! Take good care my friend!

Julia Dunnit said...

I am drawn to the back too - wonderful stamps...hope you get back to Vancouver and get a chance to do the 'tour'. Great project though, so much to see and techniques to suss.

Dorothy said...

Such great tags Dan!
So good to see you posting again!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Dan....I REALLY love your completed piece...I think I have to say I enjoy the back just as much as the front!!! Fantastic job sir!!!

Daphne said...

First time im on youre blog, and love love love it!!!

Super tags!

Linda from Vegas said...

I love the snowman blueprint! What a clever idea. Beautiful as always, Dan

jay670120 said...

You are very talented x lovely tags

Samm said...

Woweeee amazing stuff x

Andrea said...

WOW just love the tag Dan, loving seeing you back xx

Sheree said...

Dan, glad you're back. I've been enjoying the posts of your projects-so inspiring!

Michelle said...

fab tag Dan, lot's of really interesting stuff and nice to see the end result.

By the way - does it look like Santa is giving the 2 fingers with the bauble ribbon....! or is it just me! lol!!

angelamclean said...

The whole tag - front and back - is awesome ... especially love the snowman stamp!!!!
Angela xxx.

Kris said...

Dan your talent is amazing matie, Lovin the Santa Tag it's awesome :) Very inspirational indeed!!!!

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