Category Archives: Tags

Mixed Media Layered Butterfly Tags

 

  • Dies –
    • Sizzix Tim Holtz Detailed Butterfly Thinlit dies
    • Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collection Framelit dies
  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils: Diamonds (THS081), Flourish (THS032)
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap – Postale
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Dictionary paper
  • Napkin – Michel Design Works “Wisteria” cocktail napkin
  • Ornate metal corners
  • Distress Oxide inks – Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, and Black Soot
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls mist – Bronze
  • Ribbon

I worked on these tags over quite an extensive period of time: layering, drying, analyzing… They were a lot of fun to make though. I cut the tags from a Tim Holtz die set that I’ve had for years and comes in handy because I can make lots of different sizes with it. I made backgrounds on the larger two tags using Distress Oxide inks in blues. Then I added torn butterflies from the napkin applying them with gel medium.

Because I was layering the tag pairs, I added more details on the smaller ones as they would be most visible. I started by collaging torn dictionary paper and Tim Holtz tissue wrap with gel medium onto the gessoed tag surface. I then applied texture paste through stencils. Once that was dry, I layered Distress Oxide ink (Worn Lipstick) over the top and distressed the edges of the small tags with the Tonic Studios paper distressing tool. I added some spritzes of Perfect Pearls mist to add some sheen.

I used more Distress Inks for the butterfly layers, the base layer in blues and Worn Lipstick and the top layer with Black Soot. I then die-cut the black layer and placed it over the base layer so just the center of the body was attached and the wings stick up. I colored the white ribbon with distress ink for a perfect match and tied the two tags together.

Thanks for visiting. It was fun investing time and experimentation into these tags!

Challenge: Happy Little Stampers November Mixed Media Challenge: Tags

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Daisy Tag

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Stitched Daisies”
  • Stencil – Ranger Dylusions “Fronds of  Foliage”
  • Tag – Ranger #8 Manila Tag
  • Distress Crayons – Ranger Tim Holtz: Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, and Mermaid Lagoon
  • Distress Inks – Ranger Tim Holtz: Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon

This tag was my first experiment with Distress Crayons. I started with a manila tag and colored it with three different colors of the crayons, pretty much covering the whole tag. I spritzed it with water and blended the colors a bit. I applied Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink through the stencil in a few spots and then applied Salty Ocean ink all around the edges of the tag, blending all of the colors together. Along the way, I spritzed and splattered some water to add some nice spots! The focal point is the set of daisy die cuts from Simon Says Stamp, that I also distressed with Chipped Sapphire before adhering to the tag. I like how the ink picks up the faux stitching on the daisies. Thanks for visiting today.


TCP Tuesday Challenge #278 – Penguin Tag

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  • Stamp – The Cat’s Pajamas from the “Polar Holiday” set
  • Tag – Die cut from Simon Says Stamp die “Medium Tags”
  • Snowflake – Impression Obsession “Snowflakes” die
  • Patterned papers – GCD Studios “Joyful Peace Collection: Candy Lane, Yorkshire Pudding and The Holly and the Ivy”
  • Twine – The Cat’s Pajamas “Divine Twine: Peppermint”
  • Wink of Stella Brush
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

For this card, I used the sketch at The Cat’s Pajamas TCP Tuesday #278 Challenge. This cute little dapper penguin is from The Cat’s Pajamas. I applied Distress Ink to the edges of the tag to match it to the patterned papers. I painted the snowflake behind the tag with the Wink of Stella brush pen for some nice shimmer. This also fits the bill for the current challenge at Addicted to CAS Challenge #51 – Code Word: Tag. Thanks for visiting.

 


Halloween Kitty Tag = Spooky!

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  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Black Cat”
  • Dies – Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations “Tag Collection”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Frightful Collection: Spooky” (both sides)
  • Epoxy Sticker – K&Company – Brenda Walton “Haunted Clearlly Yours”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti

Today I present you with a spooky Halloween cat with some sparkles for good measure. I created this for the challenge at Friday Mashup (Friday Mashup 181) which was to create a card with a tag, or one with bling, or one that featured both. Well, this fit the requirements for both. The patterned paper had lots of sparkle (not sure how clear that is to see in the photo) and I created a cat tag, distressing the background with Ranger Distress Inks. I also spritzed the whole card with Perfect Pearls Mist for some additional bling. The whole card is quite spooky in my opinion!

Here’s a closer look:

 

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Thanks for stopping by today.


Inlaid Snowflake Tag Card

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  • Dies
    • Snowflake – Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes”
    • Joy – Penny Black “Love & Joy”
    • Tag – Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations “Tag Collection”
  • Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Wool Socks” (both sides)
  • Cardstock – BoBunny “Strawberry Double Dot”
  • Bling – Mark Richards “Silver Metal”
  • Ribbon – May Arts “Solid Wrinkled” in white

I love this sketch from Retro Sketches (#13). This week’s Retro Sketches Challenge is a Wild Card, which means I can use any sketch from Retro Sketches for my card. I decided to try my hand at inlaid die cuts for this tag card. I cut the snowflakes from white cardstock and then inlaid them into die cuts in the tag so that the whole thing is flush. I did not do any stamping on this card–wow! That is pretty unusual, but die cuts were the stars for this one. It was also fun to use all of these different companies’ products combined into one card. Love to do that! Thanks for stopping by.


Rose Mixed Media Tag

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  • Tag – Ranger #5 Manila
  • Stamp – Visible Images “Roses”
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop “Mini Damask”
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Stitched Leaves” set
  • Ferro – Viva Decor “Gold iron” (modeling paste)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints – Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Tarnished Brass
  • Faber Castell Gelatos – Red Cherry, Raspberry and Watermelon
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade
  • Ribbon – May Arts “Solid Wrinkled” in Olive and Brown
  • Corrugated cardboard

I sure used a lot of supplies for such a small tag! I really enjoy it when I can use a lot of different stuff from a lot of different companies to complete my final project. Makes me feel like I’ve made good use of my stash!

I started out with a plain, manila tag and brushed it with Distress Paints. I then applied Ferro through the stencil for the damask layer. Ferro is thick and has some metallic properties. Its consistency really stands up to a detailed stencil, which you might not expect. I then tore strips from the corrugated cardboard, which had come from the sleeve on my coffee cup! I distressed it with ink before adhering with gel medium. I then added the rose that I had colored on watercolor paper and smoothed out with a baby wipe. I cut the leaves from a scrap from a Gelli Plate print. I distressed the remainder of the elements with walnut stain ink and tied up the tag with the ribbon. I created this for the August Tag Challenge at Mixed Media Mojo.

For a closer look, here’s a detail shot:

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Thanks for stopping by.


Creative Chemistry 102 – Day 3 – Brayered Stains Mona Tag

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  • Stamp – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Mona Collage”
  • Ranger Distress Stains – Pumice Stone, Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters, Brushed Pewter
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Walnut Stain, Dried Marigold

I created this tag for a lesson at the Online Card Classes Creative Chemistry 102 class using Distress Stains. Out of all the Distress products, I think I use the stains the least. They really make a nice, more sheer background to layer upon. I added some more ink around the edges with my foam applicator to finish off the piece. Thanks for visiting!