I feel like I have been a bit of a stranger here lately. With CHA drawing so close, I am in a major last minute design crunch to finish up samples. Of course, as always, the sample projects are all kept secret until the show. Once the show starts I will have lots to share, but until then, it is a bit slow in the blogging department. I do have a few tags that didn’t make the cut for samples to share. I hope you will find a little inspiration in them while we wait for the show to kick off!
This tag starts with a manila base that was covered in a couple of layers of Picket Fence Distress Stain to soften the color.
After drying the tag, I inked my stamp with Cloudy Blue and Juniper Ranger Pigment Inks.
After drying the ink, I misted the surface of the tag with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist.
I used an ink blending tool to blend Broken China Distress Ink around the edges of the tag. After drying, I brushed Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges.
I stamped a ornate border stamp using Coffee Archival Ink on the lower portion of the tag to create an anchor for my embellishments. I stamped a phrase on a small scrap of kraft paper torn to fit over the border image.
For my embellishments, I used three different types of blingy brads to adorn the center of three flowers. (These are really old Prima flowers that have been in my stash forever, so I am sorry, no name or link for these.) I also added a few wire stem jewels and a glittered skeleton leaf behind the flowers, both also older Prima products.