Friday, 29 May 2015

It's Tag Friday and an early Father's Day card

Father's Day Tag card using Tim Holtz dies and paints
It is Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey which means we share any Tim influenced tag. Mine started as a tag but became a tag card. I am busy making some Father's Day cards for a local project I am doing and this seemed to tie the two things together.

I took a tag and tea dye and stormy sky distress paints and marbled them on the surface. I added some stars stencilling with distress inks and a few splatters. As I have been short of time recently I have been raiding my - half finished projects box. The clock and 'Dad' lettering were cut from previously textured card (handy!). I added a little paint as appropriate and a touch of treasure gold to highlight.

I am have a glossy accents phase and have been making embellishments using it. I am sort of making a masterboard, cutting out shapes and then adding glossy accents. So the stars were made this way... 
I glued some black and white paper to greyboard. I added a wash of paint so it remained translucent, added a few black lines with an old credit card and black paint and when dry splattered with white paint. Once dry I cut them out and added my accents.

I mounted my tag on some newsprint paper, edged with a little vintage photo and then onto a kraft card base.

Here are a few closes ups:





Thanks for visiting today - do pay a visit to a AVintage Journey to see what everyone else has come up with.
Nikki
xxx

21 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Stunning tag Nikki!!! Pinned!

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  2. So many wonderful techniques and effects on this tag Nikki! love the marbled background - the glossy splattered stars - the lovely aging and distressing! have a lovely weekend! Julia xx

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  3. Beautiful Nikki, what a wonderful Father's day tag and card. Love your distress paint marbled background and those glossy accents stars are lovely, wonderful idea to create a masterboard for die cutting elements. The metallic treatment of the Dad sentiment is fabulous!

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  4. Astounding tag card, Nikki!! I love your paint marbled background (one of my fav Tim techniques!) and I love your use of goodies from your projects stash!! I love that when that happens :) Oh, and don't get me started about those FABULOUS glossy star accents! Completely Awesome through and through!! Happy Friday, Happy Weekend!! XOXO-Shari

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  5. This is fantastic..Awesome! Love the colors, your decoration and texture, gosh you are so talented and creative !!!!
    Thank you so much.
    Hugs from Monica. ..Spain

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  6. A very special card Nikki

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Fabulous fathers day tag Nikki, love how you put all the different elements together! I really, really like what you did with those stars, the close ups really show that so well, they make for brilliant embellishments that really suit the masculine feel of this tag, - brilliant and stunning!

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  8. Brilliant Nikki! LOVE those stars and the way you've used such contrasting layers for a real masculine look. Jenny x

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  9. Hi Nikki! Hope you're well?
    This is a fabulous make! You do masculine so well!! Xx

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  10. Absolutely brilliant Nikki, think this is now one of my favourites of yours,beautiful and grungy,fab!
    Big lovely weekend hugs
    Donna xxx

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  11. Gorgeous Nikki! Such a wonderful masculine card with so many great details. Loving your glossy stars, awesome! The textured 'dad' is so cool, it looks like that old stamped metal stuff! Love it! hugs :)

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  12. Stunning masculine look to your tag Nikki and those stars are lush.
    Julie x

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  13. What a wonderful Father's Day Tag/Card! I know it will be cherished! The background with the stars and added stars look amazing with the clock piece! Love the added DAD and the text layer behind the tag! Fabulous! Happy Weekend!

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  14. A wonderful tag/card and so special for Fathers Day.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. A beautiful Father's Day tag Nikki - a great grungy feel but very elegant x

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  16. super tag card Nikki - great texture - a wonderful make - and great combining too! You're so clever! Hugs rachel x

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  17. Ahhh those stars are just amazing and are sooo THE best stars I have seen in a very long while!! Brilliant tag hun xx

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  18. This tag looks so masculine from the colors right down the all the great embellishments you used. Love this one. S@ndy xx

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  19. Wow Nikki, this is fabulous and I LOVE the stars! Anne xx

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  20. Nikki! another amazing card! I loved reading about your master board, and I'm so stealing that great idea! Your stars are the perfect home made embellishment! I am in the raid the box mood, too (well, I always do that!), and, again we are of similar thoughts...it will be my June piece for Anything But Cute. I love your clock and how you did your background tag--thank you for sharing your steps! I actually pinned this last night! Thank you for your recent visit to my blog...I know you are busy, so it means a lot to me! Hugs!

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  21. I just love the muted colour palette of the tag itself, and the distressed book text panel behind - what a fabulous layered card. The metallic gleam on the clock and on the embossed texture gives it such a cool industrial look, and the masterboard stars are beyond gorgeous - love this!
    Alison xx

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