Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sing




I always have trouble thinking of things to go on tags…I always question what the tags are for. I guess nothing, really. So this card is just for my personal collection.

I saw a glassine envelope project in an issue of Somerset a while ago and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some. Rather than hunt week after week at the flea market for vintage glassine, I bought new envelopes and discovered that they age beautifully with distress ink. I attempted to age them with acrylic, but the water was too much for the envelopes, causing it to warp and buckle.

This envelope is colored with Tattered Rose distress ink. I also used Tattered Rose to dye the ribbon on the tags to match. I spend the extra money to buy satin double faced ribbon so that it is nice on both sides. Throw on some machine stitching, die cuts from my Revolution, a little justjohanna, dymo labels and you’re good to go. I really enjoy the “dirtying up” process…I love to include the hand drawn pencil and pen doodling on all my projects. It’s part of the Julification process.

Thank you for coming by today!

18 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is awesome, love the pocket and tags.

Auntie Jill said...

SING A SONG!

sorry, couldn't resist...lol

awesome tags

Tami said...

Yummy

Sylvie :) said...

This is Stunning Julie !! how I love that !! great use of these stamps !

Deborah said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Julie, each precious little piece!

Debbie said...

This project kicks ass.

Godelieve said...

I thought your previous piece was your best ever, and now you come up with this one, AMAZING!! So soft and beautiful! The words are the perfect finishing touches.

Jennifer said...

I ditto what Godelieve said! This is absolutely stunning. Just when I think you've shown us your best stuff you wow us with more! These are beeeeeeauuuutiful!

Heather Grow said...

Pretty card. I totally agree with you about double faced satin ribbon. And, I buy it by the bolt. And, I wish I knew what to do with tags. I recently counted my collection and I was shocked. Over a 100. Yikes.

Kathy said...

I love this, the colours are so soft and beautiful and the musical theme is so unusual and looks so good. I think it's just stunning

Cathrine StClair said...

This is beautiful Julie! I love the softness. I'm so with you on the tags - but this project uses them beautifully!

Rein said...

Great pocket card!

Kathi Rerek said...

Ah. This is totally gorgeous. I love everything about it!

Great work!

Emilia said...

How lovely! I couldn't help noticing that you use different shapes (what did you call that?) on the top of each tag! So special and beautiful touch! I love them!

jo capper-sandon said...

Really beautiful work. Gorgeous colours.

Tova said...

What a beautiful job !!

Viola said...

Another great piece! Love it!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

You do such beautiful art - just love this project - such soft colours!!