Sunday Stamping: Look Ahead

Happy Sunday everyone!  I am checking in for this week’s Sunday Stamping with a tag featuring a favorite stamp set by Wendy Vecchi.

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I began this tag by misting it with Bonny Blue Mister Huey’s over a Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Spirographica stencil.  I misted some branches from the Birds of a Feather 6×6 stencil along the top left using Bluegrass Mister Huey’s.

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I then stamped over the stenciled background with the cluster of stars stamp from the Celestial Art stamp set using Dried Marigold Distress Ink.  While the Distress Ink was still wet, I added clear embossing powder.  After heating the embossing powder, I misted the cluster of stars using Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist.

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I stamped the stars again on a scrap piece of paper using Spiced Marmalade.  I cut the star out and the clear embossed it.  I misted it with the Perfect Pearls Mist.  The mist puddles a bit on top of the embossed surface.  I heated the puddles with a Heat It Craft Tool to dry them.  To accent the background stars, I used a fine tip black pen to outline them along the embossed edge.

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I added a strip of Kraft Glassine with a phrase stamped on it to the lower part of the tag.  I colored a torn scrap piece of paper with Peeled Paint Distress Stain.  After inking the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, I adhered it to the lower left corner, overlapping onto the Kraft Glassine.  I adhered the stem of the single star using a glue stick.  To lift the star up off of the surface, I used a 3D Zot.

(Quick tip- I love using 3D Zots to raise elements off of the surface.  They are clear and a little less noticeable than foam squares.  I prefer the Zots in the Singles packs because each Zot has a piece of clear plastic on the top and bottom of the Zot.  I use my non-stick Tim Holtz scissors to cut the Zot through the plastic liners to the size I want.  I save the other partial pieces for other projects.)

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I was really loving the embossing powder so I decided to use a  Perfect Pen to add a few accents to the tag.  I drew lines of ink over some of the stencil lines and along some of the edges of the tag.  I then added clear embossing powder over the ink and melted it.

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I also edged all of the sides of the tags with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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At the top of the tag, I ended up with a heavy spot of ink that I really didn’t like.  To fix it, I tore the top off of another tag (that was in my ugly pile), inked the edges with Walnut Stain, and then glued it to the top of my tag.  I really like that I was able to salvage a bit of a tag that had some great coloring on it and also cover up a boo-boo on the tag I was making.

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Although I ended up coloring most of it, there is an awesome grid pattern from the stamp set stamped on the lower part of the tag with Peeled Paint Distress Stain.




























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  1. Marijane says

    That stamp set is one of my favorite Wendy stamp sets, too! I love how this tag turned out. I will have to try that technique of outlining embossed areas with a fine line. You’ve shown it several times and it always looks great! Gorgeous colors.

  2. Sara says

    I am in absolutely in love with your talents….the website is a favorite spot every day now. Another great tag, and I love the way the design paper is torn on an angle, top and bottom. I always pick up a tip from all your projects. Of course there is a serious potential of going broke buying the supplies…who knew there were all those templates out there? Anyway, THANKS!

  3. says

    A wonderful and creative “band-aid” you made for your tag boo-boo :) Love how you layer all these colours and stamps and stencils…and EVERYTHING!