Happy Saturday friends! Today I am sharing another never been blogged tag from CHA in January. This tag features three fabulous new Tim Holtz Layering Stencils and the Nature Walk stamp set which is one of my favorites. This tag is a quick one that looks far more involved than it is.
This tag is made up of two #8 tags. Ink the base of the tag with Scattered Straw Distress Ink with an ink blending tool through the Latticework Layering Stencil. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the tag using Potting Soil Archival Ink. Ink the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool
The top layer is a second tag that has been torn so that when layered with the first tag, the torn edge is just above the sentiment. Ink the center of the top tag with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. Ink the outer edges and the torn edge with Peeled Paint Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. Mist water into your hand and flick it onto the tag to create water spots. Blot the excess water and dry the tag with a heat tool.
Place the Stripes Layering stencil over the top of the tag. Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the tag through the stencil. Place the Speckles Layering Stencil on the tag and use Vintage Photo Distress Ink with an ink blending tool to add random speckles to the background.
Adhere the green tag to the top of the yellow tag.
Stamp two leaves and a bird using Potting Soil Archival Ink on a scrap piece of manilla cardstock. Use an ink blending tool to apply Peeled Paint Distress Ink to the two leaves. Cut out the two leaves out. Brush the edges with Forest Moss and Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the stamped bird image. Use an ink blending tool to apply Scattered Straw Distress Ink to the belly of the bird. Cut the bird out. Ink the edges of the bird with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
Layer the two leaves together. Adhere the leaves to the front of the tag along the torn edge using adhesive foam squares. Adhere the bird to the tag using adhesive foam squares. Place the bird so that it looks as if it is perched on the leaves.
I know I say it at the end of each project, but I really love how this tag turned out. It is so simple, just stamping and inking but it still looks like it has depth. The subtle patterns from the stencils add so much. And that bird and leaves… (swoon) two of my new very favorite stamps. Those leaves are such a must have stamp and the bird, every stamp collection should have a great bird and this one is it!