Hello! So sorry we have missed a few days posts.. it’s all been a bit crazy with the Black Friday SALE.. website crash (BIG thank you to Patrick for getting it back online quickly!).. and this weekend we have been moving into our fabulous new premises too! Photos soon!!!
So, we now have lots of inspiration to share this weekend. First up, here’s Sharon Traynor…
I don’t usually make tags but when I do, I completely cover the tag with layers of ink. I love all the rich, warm colours on this one.
Here’s how to make it.
Stamp the profile image and words (links to the stamps are below) with clear Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
TIP: Be sure to choose the smoother side of the water colour paper for stamping. If you choose the bumpy side it is difficult to get a full image.
Wet the watercolour card and pounce distress stains randomly on the card. Whilst drying spritz with some water droplets. Using the Cosmic Skies stencil, brush through it with carved pumpkin (on the yellow parts) and candied apple (on the orange parts) around the face image.
Next brush through the Fibres stencil with rusty hinge distress ink. Then randomly add parts of the Sister Definition words inked up in rusty hinge distress ink, and random bits of the splodgy parts of the face image in candied apple distress ink.
Cut the embossed part of the inked watercolour card into a tag shape and blend vintage photo distress ink around the edges. Add co-coordinating coloured ribbons and 3 co-ordinating heart charms.
On the leftover pieces of inked watercolour card, draw round some stars from the Stars and Stripes stencil and fussy cut them. Add the cut out stars to the tag using varying heights of 3d foam pads. The final touch is to dot gold stickles around the areas of stars.
Stamps & Stencils Used:
(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the individual stamps and stencils in the online store):
Watercolour Card, Ribbons, Charms, Versamark clear ink, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, Gold Stickles, Distress spritzer, Distress Stains (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, candied apple) Distress Inks (carved pumpkin, rusty hinge, candied apple, vintage photo).
I hope you like this tag and are inspired to make one of your own.
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Have a great evening.
Mark & Helen xx