Thursday, 24 March 2016

Life Emporium Card & Tag by Tania Ballestrin

Hi everyone, Tania here again to share a couple of projects I made using my Teresa Collins Life Emporium kit.
The first one is an Anniversary card I made, using a few of the different papers from the 12x12" paper pack & a pretty chipboard topper from the Chipboard Elements pack. Other embellishments used, all from my kit were the rub ons, cardstock stickers, brads & the very pretty Kaisercraft, ribbon roses. (These are so versatile, I cut one down to make it slightly smaller than the first one.

My 2nd project is a tag! I love tags BTW!!! 
I started with the cork paper from the 12 x 12" paper pack as my base, to match the card and cut my tag shape from a template! I always make my own re-enforcement rings from patterned paper to match, using a single hole punch and small circle punch.

I then painted a rough layer of Gesso in the middle of my tag! While that was drying, I carefully cut apart one of the ribbon roses, (they are rolled and attatched to some cute netting, & if you are careful enough to cut them away from the netting, you end up with a long ribbon!) To build the layers, I used a scrap of patterned paper, attatched the ribbon to the top and bottom of the paper before sticking down, then inked the edges of whole tag with Distress ink. I wrapped a length of ribbon around the middle and made a knot, popped another length in the top and made a bow and finished off tag with these embellishments, all from my kit. Chipboard elements, brads, rub ons & some of the gorgeous little cork pieces. (These are so cute, check out this closer view below!)

Thanks for joining me, hope you have found some inspiration here!!!
Tania :)