Saturday, December 1, 2012

Make Your Own Sign

You all know my friend Sandy she made a library card that was so cute and then sent me a few to play with.  Then if you saw the newest Magnolia Ink magazine 
There is a tutorial from Lillemore on page 10.  She shows us how to make our own personal signs with embossing powder on the stove.  Her directions were very easy to follow but I wanted to use a colored embossing powder, silver metal from Stampendous and it worked perfectly.  Using a Magnolia Heart Stamp and a corner die from Cheery Lynn, I made the embellishments on my library card.

The background of the jacket was painted with Tim Holtz metallic stain and then I glittered my Tim Holtz flourish stamp.  The gray sign with the heart on it and the corner flourish were both done using Lillemor's technique.

The inside card I put a ribbon and feather on top.  I distressed inked the card with  vintage photo and black ink.  I used Tiny Text and then added my own doodling and dots to highlight the different phrases.

Here is the back of the card which I colored a older Tilda stamp and then the empty jacket of the library card. 

Today my 15 year old son finally got a truck to drive.  Everyday for over a year he would comb the internet for his dream truck.  Well my hubby had a budget and he was going to stick with it and with Isaac's perseverance he got a very nice truck below his dad's budget, I am proud of him.

Our Pug loves Isaac and is the trucks mascot.  Isaac will not officially be able to drive this by himself until July 2013 but a you need to get those rare deals when they show up.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you try Lillemor's technique, it is so easy and I didn't need to buy a new trinket! 


  1. Very cool! Looks awesome! I love all the sparkle & Tilda looks so pretty.


  2. Great tag and it looks like your son loves his new truck!! : )

  3. Love your son's truck. He is a handsome young man. Love the tag especially the sparkle on it. Great job, Sandy will be proud of you.

  4. Yes I am proud of you - always will be and always have been!!!! Kelly your tag is gorgeous. That is some kind of technique - I would have burned the house down. I think Library cards are tons of fun. Speaking of fun - what a beautiful truck I Isaac found!! I know he is thrilled to have it - it is a beauty!! Take care and get well sweet Kelly!

  5. I love your Tilda project, Kelly. Lots of lovely sparkle!
    Such a nice photo of your son and his fab truck. He will always remember the excitement of day he first drove it x

  6. Gorgeous tag, Fabulous detail & image... Great colours & embossing...The new truck looks fabulous I bet your son is one happy young man... Hugs May x x x

  7. Kelly, this is one gorgeous tag, I love the glitter! and the nice sentiment inside.
    boys and trucks... yep. I went through this episode also, not a long time ago! Congrats for this lovely DODGE! Hugs.

  8. Fabulous embossing, Kelly. I haven't tried this yet but will have to give it a go. Congrats to your son on his new truck.
    Cathy Lee

  9. Fantastic tag, so pretty and love your Tilda.
    Great details.
    Hugs Doreen

  10. Groovy tag and WOW! That is a NICE truck! Congrats to your son (and hubby for sticking to his guns!)!!!!
    Rene :D
    P.S. If I had had a man-child (lol!), he would have been named Isaac! I love the name!

  11. WOWERS Kelli! What a fantastic tag with a marvelous technique. One day I will have to try this. Now look at that handsome son with a great truck! Lucky young man! I too love his name!
    Hugs, Cathy

  12. Awesome I think you say across the pond :D Kelly and it truly is, what a beautiful way to use Lillemor's technique from the Ink and I know she would love it that you tried it out.

    Love those library cards, they're really cute. Love your colouring and the gorgeous colours you chose too.

    I just saw that your son is 15 and has a truck and I was amazed but then I saw that he can't drive it until 2013. Anyway, it looks fabulous and I'm sure he's very proud of it.

    Chris :)

  13. Love the cool and sweet tag card with it's own envelope. Good for your son got his dream truck :o)

  14. this tag!! Truly inspirational work, Kelly....will have to try this when I have more time!
    Nothing like a boy and his truck, right? Lucky young man!

  15. This is fabulous and so creative! Especially love the phrases or quotes you've added to this project. Really wonderful! hugs, Angela


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