Welcome to Cards by Amy K.

I am SO GLAD you stopped by to check out my blog!!! Here I will be posting my current projects for you to see. PLEASE feel free to leave me a comment. I would LOVE to hear what you think about what I'm working on. I have been a scrapbooker/paper crafter since I first caught wind of this wonderful hobby in 2006. I am lucky enough to get to spend my days doing something I love so much and which brings so much joy into my life. I first started scrapbooking as a way to pass the time as I found myself at home alone all day suddenly, now I can't imagine life without it. Too bad I don't get paid for it, then I really would have it all!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tags for the September tag swap

This is my tag for the September tag swap hosted by Carlene, (pinkscrapper99 on YouTube).  The theme for this month's swap was "music to my ears" and the optional challenge was to use black and white only.  I must say it was a real challenge to only use black and white and no color.  I think they turned out pretty well tho.  I hope the ladies who receive my tags in the swap enjoy them.  That is all that really matters to me.  The ladies who I have been swapping with are such a talented group and do beautiful work. 
To make this tag I first used a crackle medium on the back ground with white paint. I then used tuxedo black ink from Memento to color a sizzix die cut that I then stamped with a sheet music stamp from Stampabilities with versa mark ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder from stampendous.  For sentiment piece I first sprayed a piece of white card stock with silver glimmer mist and then stamped the sentiment with a stamp from Inkadinkado and heat embossed it with Hematite embossing powder from stampendous.  I attached it with dimensional foam tape. The stamp of the lady's face is from Hampton art stamped in tuxedo black ink.  For the flower centers I punched a piece of sheet music paper with a circle punch then used glossy accents to glue it to the back of the glass pebbles.  The black velvet flower is from Bazzill basics and I layered it with a white silk flower, source unknown. The beaded charms are made by me.  I just set an eyelet in the sentiment piece and attached the charms with a jump ring.  I added some black bling pieces to the top right and that's about all for this tag.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have you done something crafty today?