Monday, 21 March 2011
March tag swap
"On 2nd March 1969 Concorde made its maiden flight to Paris.
Shame my tags have turned out a little dark - they started off as a pale blue but I distressed them with I think Faded Jeans and then crumpled the tags up and swiped over the top with Dusty Concord, then spritzed with water so that the inks bled together. Stamped images are all in Archival Black, except for the month which is embossed in white.
The ticket is cut using Tim's ticket die and stamped with one of his sayings from his Odds and Ends set, the other stamps are from various cheap (and not so cheap!) sets which unfortunately I didn't keep the manufacturers name on... but I love the size of the Eiffel Tower stamp - fits onto a 6 x 3.5 tag perfectly!
This time the month is stamped/embossed with a blue embossing powder I found knocking around, which for some reason adhered itself to the 'enjoy the journey' stamp - but not all over it, just in selected places. When heat set it actually looks quite interesting - shame 'cos I hadn't planned it at all!