Monday, February 23, 2009

WOJ Tag Card

There is a brilliant sketch over on the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog this week and there is also a guest designer call. I have noticed quite a few tag cards around lately which looked like fun, so I thought I'd have a go at one.

I have used a Melinda with Heart stamped image which is coloured with distress inks, a lilac whispers pen and a silver gel pen. The lush papers are from DCWV.... I love these papers, so much so, I don't want to use them!!!! and I have inked the edges with dusty concord distress ink. The dark purple panel is embossed with my swiss dots embossing folder and I have used white satin ribbon as the trim up the middle.

To keep the card closed I cut two circles with my nesties and I have attached them, along with some primas and a heart charm (which I have just noticed is wonky in the photo!!!), with a large brad, and if you swivel the circles to the side, they allow the card to open. For a bit of added detail, I have pierced around the edge of the larger circle.

Please click on the images for a closer view.

I have decorated the inside of the card with the same DCWV papers, that have also been inked around the edges, and I have used a similar layout to the sketch for the top half. I added the computer generated sentiment here instead of on the front as I didn't want to over crowd the front and I also wanted to write a few words. I used the font lucinda handwriting and I cut it out with a large nestie and I pierced the edge for extra detail. I also added three small primas to the top right with a jewel in the centre of each.

For the bottom half, I used Melinda's heart which is coloured
as per the image on the front of the card and I layered it onto lilac card. Again, I cut a large circle using my nesties so I had a space to write a greeting and I have also continued the piercing detail around the edge.

Card/Paper: White, lilac, purple card, DCWV - Pocket Full of Posies
Stamps: WOJ - Melinda with Heart, Melinda's Heart
Colouring: Distress inks - Walnut Stain, dusty concord, weathered wood and tattered rose, lilac whispers pen and silver gel pen.
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, Primas, Brad, jewels, charm, silver stickles (wings)
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, swiss dots embossing folder, water brush.
Thanks for looking x


  1. OOOOH Liza, this is gorgeous, your colouring is beautiful, and the colours are so pretty. I have yet to have a go at one of these, think I may just give it a try after seeing yours. joey.x

  2. Beautiful card a what a fab idea i might have to have a go at this myself, love the colour. gina xx

  3. Hi Liza,Lovin this tag card its just beautiful and my very fav colour too yummy:)
    Val xxx

  4. Hi Liza,
    this is gorgeous!
    love your colouring on Melinda...
    hope the weather is nice where you are and good luck with thw WOJ guest DT slot...

    Emma xxx

  5. Stunning tag. Pretty enough to be a card topper.

  6. Wow, this tag-card was soo beautiful, the colours and details are wonderful!!
    Hugs Mia

  7. Wow this is stunning, so much time must have gone into it?

    Mrs Wonka x

  8. Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful image and brilliant job with the sketch.

  9. This is truly stunning dear, perfect in every way, I adore the colour of course, being a purple nut, and your colouring is just awesome, and I agree the papers are lush. All in All a perfect tag card
    Hugs Jacqui x

  10. Gorgeous card Liza love it :)


  11. Wow what a stunning tag card Liza, I adore absolutely everything you have created in this darling little beauty. -x-

  12. WOWZER!! This is so brilliant!! Love your colors and your coloring is awesome! TFS! :)

  13. This is so sweet - love the shape of the card

  14. Hi Liza, your card is really beautiful! Love the way you coloured the image, just gorgeous!

    Good luck with the call!!

    xx Naoual


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Liza x