Friday, January 25, 2013

PTI black blog hop and MIM

Back (for the third time today) in black.  LOVE this inspiration.  Had to join in.  Notice those chalkboard tags in the upper right corner?

Meet mailable bday little somethin' for my girlfriend.  Some black tags with layered embossing.  Did you see the PTI Make it Monday video for this technique?

TIP:  Not all embossing powders are created equal.  I intended to go with red and pink flowers and some green leaves.  Um, Ranger red embossing powder kinda disappears on black (biggest bloom on top tags)!  Change of plans and a switch to Zing embossing powders, which covered, but I only have three colors.  And Stampendous white.  Which works on black too.  FYI.

I die cut the tags from white and black CS (to allow for writing a message on the white side) and thought about stitching them together but didn't want to stitch through embossing.  So I tried two different faux stitchings.  Top - rolled a Cutter Bee piercer along the edge and then went over the holes with a white gel pen.  Bottom - just drew faux stitches with white gel pen.  FYI.

Thanks for hopping by.

Supplies for black tags:
Paper: CS American Crafts, black Bringmann, vellum for packaging
Stamps: PTI Garden of Life, Botanical Silhouettes, initial/frame Hampton, sentiment Klartext
Ink : Versamark
Tools: die MFT, Cutter Bee
Other: embossing powder red (Ranger), blue/pink (Zing), white (Stampendous), seam binding


  1. Gotta get me some ZING! Love your style and cards. specially the ones with the splatter watercolor ! They are yummy, orange tangerine color really makes it shout!
    Great stuff.

  2. One of my favorite projects of yours ever! Seriously!!!

  3. Wow, that's crazy about the Ranger red EP. Such cute tags, though, and the white gel pen detail is fab!

  4. love those colors against the black background. beautiful tags!

  5. Oh wow, that Ranger powder doesn't do what I would expect on the black, very interesting. Love the set you made for your friend. That seam binding gets me every. single. time. Love it for your ties!

  6. What a wonderful take on the PTI challenge, Maria! I love your tags to pieces and if you only had a few colors, they are certainly fab colors to use against the black!! (I swoon over turquoise and black together!) Well done!

  7. It does seem the zing embossing powder is the best on black - absolutely love the colors you used!

  8. I had a red that disappeared too- good to know the zing all looks amazing! :) fun gift!

  9. These are so bright and happy! Love the faux stitching!

  10. Your tags are absolutely gorgeous! Your friend will surely love them. :)


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