30 Days ago this Saturday, August 7th I published my first post here on Scrapping With Sherry. Who would have known that I was going to love it so much. Certainly not me...
So I thought... What better way to celebrate and say thank you to all the people that have supported me with comments, kind words and inspiration... became followers and friends... and have helped me when I had no idea what I was doing... then to have a giveaway.
I made the tag pictured above to decorate for the giveaway. Here's a few more views.
I embossed a die cut of a bird with distress embossing powder. This stuff is a hit with me. It not only covers well, but gives the image a great distress look and feel. A matter of fact it feels like sand paper.
I also added 3 layered flowers in coordinating colors. I added a little something extra by embellishing each one with a pearl.
I got a chance to try a new technique called, "Shabby Chic", on the first layer of the tag. After cutting a die cut tag made of grungeboard with my CriCut I painted it pitch black with a paint dabber. After the tag was good and dry I handstamped flourishes with distressed embossing ink. I then applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed it with my heat tool. Next, I covered the entire tag including the embossed images with my paint dabber using snow cap. After the paint had begun to dry, but was still tacky, I took a damp rag and wiped over the embossed designs to remove the excess paint. What do you think? I added the picture above, so that you could get a better peek at the "Shabby Chic" look.
I hope to see you back here on August 7th to help me celebrate and find out how you can win some great stuff for your craft stash. It's only for 3 days so don't be late.
Until Then... Take Care!