Thursday, February 1, 2018

Melt it at A Vintage Journey

Hi friends,

Today is the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey.  I hope you will stop by to see all the great things the Creative Guides have made to inspire you.  You can see it all by CLICKING HERE.  Our challenge this time was "Melt It".
I made a simple yet colorful tag and used embossing powder in two different ways as my "Melt It" object.

This a rather simple tag with lots of color.

I began with a manila tag, then added Distress Oxide Inks, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade,
and Wild Honey.

I stamped on the phrase and little butterfly from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Plant, Grow & Bloom stamp set using VersaMark Ink and then some Bravo Burgundy embossing powder from Stampin' Up. 

I cut a Dotted Scalloped Circle, cut in half.  It was embossed with Karen Burniston's Butterfly embossing folder(discontinued) and then colored with Wild Honey Distress Oxide and then edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide.

For the butterfly, I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Butterfly 1 die set (discontinued).  I colored the solid one with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and the lacey butterfly was covered with VersaMark Ink and then covered with gold embossing powder - heated to melt the powder.

The final step was to layer everything and tie a ribbon on the top.

I hope you will join the fun and enter this month's fun challenge.  You can do that by

See you Monday with a fun tag.  Until then - have a creative weekend,


  1. What wonderful vivid colors on your lovely tag Sandy! The gold embossed butterfly overlay is just beautiful against the solid blue - the butterfly really stands out against the pretty embossed half circle and bright orange background and the red sentiment really pops! thank you for joining in my Melt It challenge this month! Julia xx

  2. Such a sweet tag Sandy, the embossed lacy butterfly is very pretty. xxx

  3. A lovely tag! Sandy . Love the rich warmth those colours emit. The golden embossing enhances the glow wonderfully .
    hugs x

  4. Oooh, the delicate embossed butterfly wings are stunning S@ndy and I love the gorgeous background you created for the wonderful butterfly! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. What lovely colours Sandy and I love your embossed lacy butterfly, so delicate and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  6. A gorgeous tag with such lovely colours and beautiful embossing! Love the butterfly, perfect focal point!

  7. Beautiful layout Sandy and the elegant butterfly is perfect! Nikki xx

  8. A beautiful tag Sandy which is wonderfully bright for a dark February day! I love your beautiful butterfly x

  9. Sandy, your brilliant tag warms me from the inside out! You are the queen of mixing those shades of oranges and that background is especially beautiful--so sunny! That STUNNING butterfly just pops off the lacy embossed die cut--LOVE that delicate gold embossed wing set against the blue! Perfect to finish this off with the turquoise ribbon! Simply lovely! Hugs!

  10. From the glorious vivid colours of the background to the contrasting gold and turquoise of your butterfly, this is a fabulous tag, Sandy! I love the glossy dimensionality of the sentiment, and that clever decorative half circle for the butterfly to perch on - great composition.
    Alison x

  11. Beautiful tag Sandy and I agree that the colours are wonderfully warm, which is what we need here in the UK. Beautiful embossing

    TFS and hugs Annie x

  12. Wow, what an amazing tag you created for the Melt It! Theme 😁. I love the way you used the embossing powders and your gold and turquoise butterfly looks so beautiful! Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊


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