Thursday, May 19, 2016

Timeless Card and Matching Tag by Barbara

Hello chipp-ie fans!  Did you know that Gypsy Soul Laser Cut chipboard works really well for card making?  Why?  Because you can get some dimension without having to spend extra postage.  How cool is that?  

So, today, I want to share a card and matching tag that can be used for any occasion, and the tag can be attached to a corresponding gift.

I die cut two decorative shapes from the coordinating papers and ran them through my Xyron.  Then I cut a piece of green card stock to 7" x 10" and folded in half to make a 5" x 7" card base.  The two layers where then adhered to the front.

I aligned the  heart shaped filigree frame over the face image and traced around it with pencil, then cut it out.

I colored the face with colored pencils, adding shading with the white gel pen, and outlining around the eyes with the black Micron pen.

Next, I inked the frame with with the yellow, red, and sienna chalk ink pads.  When the ink dried, I added a layer of Clear Rock Candy crackle paint over the frame and let it dry. Then I added walnut stain over it to bring out the cracks.  When dry, I adhered the frame over the face image.

The propellergears, and "Timeless" were also inked with the chalk ink pads, but finished by embossing with the ocher embossing powder.  A big brush black pen was used to edge the word to help it show up better against the background.

I also fussy cut some of the flowers from one of the papers and layered them with foam dots for added dimension.

Metal stickers were adhered to the center of the propeller and around the edge of the frame.

I covered one of the small tags with coordinating G45 paper and used the reverse side of the paper for the opposite side of the tag.  Remember to punch the hole at the top before covering the second side so you can find the hole easily.

I covered the corset and hat from the Ladies Choice Miniatures Set with walnut stain. Then I inked the corset with the yellow, red, and sienna chalk ink pads. ending with the yellow.  The hat was inked with alabaster, then green, while the feather was inked with alabaster, then blue.  I used the black Micron pen to add a little pen work to the hat.

I cut out a strip of images from the coordinating paper and adhered to the tag first, then I inked a small gear with black, then gold ink, cut it in half, and adhered all to the tag, as shown.

I added a metal gear to the end of a swivel clasp and added the swivel clasp through the tag hole.  


Back (left blank to add recipient's name)
Supplies used:

Graphic 45 8x8 Paper Pad - Steampunk Debutante
Green card stock (7"x10"-fold in half to make 5"x7" card)
Chalk Ink Pads: Yellow Cadmium, Warm Red, Burnt Sienna, Warm Green, Blue Lagoon
Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Pen: Black
Spellbinders Elegant Labels die
Ocher embossing powder
Walnut Stain ink
swivel clasp with chain
Metal gear and round stickers

This was a bunch of fun to make.  I really love using chipboard shapes in my art work and card making projects.  I hope I have inspired you to give this a try and take a look at the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts shop to see so much more fun shapes to suit every taste.  

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative day!



  1. Great projects, B. I love that paper collection so much and you did a great job with it. I looooove the tag with the corset and hat! And of course, those postage images!

    1. Thanks so much, Gloria. Your sweet comments are so appreciated!

    2. Very nice what diecut machine are you using?

    3. Thanks, Anne. I am using a Sizzix die cut machine, but the chipboard is laser cut by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. They have amazing chipboard.

  2. Great card & tag Barbara! Love the cohesive theme and colors. Never thought of using the swivel clasp for a tag; I'll have to "borrow" that someday. Great job!