Sunday Stamping: When I Want to See Love. . .

Happy Sunday everyone!  I am still knee deep in CHA prep so I am cheating a bit and posting a tag that didn’t make the cut for the show for today’s Sunday Stamping.  I am stamping today, but it is more top secret stuff!  By the way, if you haven’t checked out Tim’s post on Sizzix’s new Stamp2Cut, you need to!  I have been using it in my studio this week and it is totally amazing!  I can’t sing it’s praises enough.  If you happen to go to CHA next week, be sure to stop by the Sizzix booth (#949) and let me show you all that it can do in person!

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For this week’s tag, I had some fun playing with different colors of Ranger’s Archival Inks.  Next to Distress Inks, this collection of inks is my favorite.  I love using them with an ink blending tool and applying them to my surface just like I would Distress Inks.

tammytutterow when I want to see love

For this tag, I cut a piece of manila cardstock to fit the top portion of my tag.  I stamped my script stamp on the piece using Coffee Archival Ink.  Next, I stamped the floral design using Jet Black Archival Ink.

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I pressed the lid of my selected Archival ink Colors so that the inside of the lid would make contact with the ink pad inside.  I used a water brush to pick up the ink off of the inside of the ink pad lid and then brushed it onto my design like a water color paint.  I finished of the topper by using an ink blending tool to blend Coffee Archival Ink around the edges.  I machine stitched around the edges of the tag topper securing it to the tag below.

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On the lower part of the tag, I again used the ink blending tool to color the surface of my tag with Coffee Archival Ink.  I inked over the blended tag with a wood grain image stamped in Coffee Archival Ink.  I added more Coffee Archival Ink along the edges as well.

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For my phrase, I cut a piece of Sticky Back Canvas like a banner.  I brushed the surface of it with Rose Madder Archival Ink using an ink blending tool.  I brushed the edges directly with the edge of the pad to give them a strong punch of of color.  I used Jet Black Archival Ink for the phrase.

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I removed the backing on the Sticky Back Canvas only on the portion that would be under the topper, using the adhesive on it to hold it in place.  I left the backing on the lower portion of the banner so that it would hang free.

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  1. says

    My first comment disappeared! I love all the pretty details on this tag, Tammy, especially the water-colored flowers. Nice use of the sticky back canvas, too!

  2. KimMJ says

    I love this tag! The flowers and the background on top are just beautiful. Love the wood-grain look on the bottom! TFS
    I have my cricut, bigshot, and old sidekick, and the original quickutz tool. I will take a quick peed but think I have enough die cutting machines for now 😉

  3. BARB T says

    I love your tag and not simply because you used my absolute favorite phrase that I want to use for a card for my dh. I had not thought of using the archival inks in this way. It seems like such an obvious technique, but sometimes my brain ignores the obvious. Thank you for sharing.

  4. says

    The way you used archival inks made me love this tag all the more. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and you never fail to amaze me each week Tammy. Congratulations about the Sizzix’s.
    All the best,
    Annabella Merlin

  5. Bev W. says

    I just learned something new!! I would have never thought to use archival ink this way!! Love your tag and all the pretty details!

  6. says

    I love this tag, some delicate flowers and super colours. I dont have many Archival ink pads, think I will have to explore them a little more x