Enchant Your Life

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!

tammytutterow enchant your life

This tag starts with a manila base that was covered in a couple of layers of Picket Fence Distress Stain to soften the color.

tammytutterow enchant your life

After drying the tag, I inked my stamp with Cloudy Blue and Juniper Ranger Pigment Inks.

tammytutterow enchant your life

After drying the ink, I misted the surface of the tag with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist.

tammytutterow enchant your life

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.

tammytutterow enchant your life

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.

tammytutterow enchant your life

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.

tammytutterow enchant your life

Supplies

Comments

  1. Theresa says

    Ditto the above sentiments. If this didn’t make it, can’t wait to see what did. Thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    Love your tag! btw, not sure if you’re getting my blog comments or not. I’ve left several, but the screen goes blank and they don’t show. Didn’t know if it was user error?

  3. KimMJ says

    Beautiful tag…love the sentiment! Cannot wait until CHA so you can share what you have been up to :)

  4. Marijane says

    Just plain lovely! I am making two cards today and I now have my inspiration and the instructions… thank you! I love the soft look that the picket fence stain gives to the manilla tag. I planned to make my cards out of manilla tag-paper, so it’s just perfect.

  5. Maureen Chandler says

    I am so happy that I found your blog. Your tags are lovely and I did find crinoline at my local Jo-Ann’s and am ready to make a couple rosettes. Thank you for all your suggestions and for sharing your talent! Your blog is so much fun!!!

  6. Bev W. says

    Love it!!! Cool idea for the sentiment. Yipee….I have that stamp set so I can give it a try!

  7. says

    TAMMY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR APPOINTMENT TO SIZZIX! THAT IS SUCH WONDERFUL NEWS! I KNOW THAT YOU ARE SO PROUD..AS YOU SHOULD BE! SO HAPPY FOR YOU! <3 CANDY