Misted medallion tag

Hello there, and happy Tuesday. Today I´m stopping by to share a Christmas present tag with a special centerpiece.

I got this medaillion from my crafty friend Tina and I´ve been saving it for a special occation. I created this tag with the embossed blue paper that was in the Tonic Craft Kit No. 6.

I started by die cutting the paper with the Tonic Mixed Scalloped and Straight Edge Rectangle Layering Die Set using only the straight edge dies with the blue paper. For the white cardstock piece is changed to the scalloped edged die cut die.

I then just decorated the tag with some older product from my stash, like the button, the twine and the border sticker. i used the medallion from Tina as my centerpiece, misting it with Tattered Angels Icicle Blue spray ink (see the video here).

For finishing touches I added some Ruby Slippers Nuvo Drops here and there.

This present tag will go together with the card I made previously or I can use them separately. That´s it for today, hope to see you tomorrow when I share another Christmas Card Wednesday card.

Until then, happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Fall themed tags

Hi there everyone and happy Monday! I recently bought make-up blending brushes from SØSTRENE GRENE and found them very useful as blending brushes for crafting! So I experimented a little :).

I took some Indian Gold and Burnished Bronze Embellishment Mousse out to play and applied them with the blending brush onto a piece of white cardstock. And the results I got! So smooth, even application and the brush glides on paper like a dream.

Here is one of the results from that playtime –  a set of fall themed tags:

For this tag I die cut the Burnished Bronze tinted piece with an oval die cut die from Tonic Studios. Then I die cut a tag – die by STAMPlorations and inked that with the same brush, but this time using Ocean Blue Distress Ink. For decoration I dug deep into my older stash and added some lovely Basic Grey stickers, some golden sequins (Tonic Studios) and faux stitching with a white pen. For decoration I also added some Harvest Moon Nuvo Glitter Accents onto the rose design here and there. 

For the second tag I first die cut it (same die by STAMPlorations), then placed a stencil onto the tag (my Trees 1 stencil) and applied a heavy coat of the Brusnished Bronze Embellishment Mousse with the blending brush onto the tag. I let that layer dry before I went over the complete tag surface again, this time applying only a soft layer of the same mousse. Now you can see the Trees 1 pattern hues on the background, but the pattern is much softer and blends into the background. I really like how it looks! 

Next I again added a Basic Grey sticker from my very old stash on top for decoration. Then added some sequins (Tonic Studios) and some Harvest Moon Glitter Accents here and there. The tag got finished off with a October Afternoon (old stash) sticker that was outlined with a black pen.

Too bad you cannot see the amazing shimmer of the tags – but you get the idea from the very first photo. It´s gorgeous and looks quite noble.

This is it for today, do come by on Wednesday for another Christmas Card Wednesday!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Things with wings – TAGplorations

Hello there, everyone and welcome to the TAGplorations May challenge! Throughout the month of May there will be various challenges on the STAMPloration blog and they will all have one thing in common – the challenges will all run under the theme: THINGS WITH WINGS!

We start with the TAGplorations challenge and here is my take for the reveal:

I used one of the new stitched nesting tag dies this time and made a happy, colorful tag in a spring theme/mood.

I first die cut the stitched, nesting tag die from white cardstock and then stamped the blossom image with embossing ink onto a piece of vellum paper. I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder and when that was done, flipped the image around and used stamp inks to add color to the image. I did this very randomly to create a soft look. Then I turned the paper around to take a look and it was partly too soft for my taste, so I added some acrylic pen details here and there and then was really happy with the result.

Since this months challenge is about wings, I used a little wood veneer birdy to decorate the big tag and also added two vellum feathers (done in the same manner) on top of the tag. Then all I needed to do was to add a stamped sentiment and some ribbon and a few liquid pearls dots and the tag was done.

So now is your turn, join the month long fun over at the STAMPlorations blog (remember to check back for even more challenges during the month and comment for your chance to win prizes). All details on how to play along can be found here – enjoy and happy crafting!

xxx, Sanna

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Happy day – TAGplorations challenge reminder

Hello there, everybody! I hope you haven´t forgotten about the new TAGplorations monthly challenge over at STAMPlorations blog. It´s a fun one, so I hope you find time to play along. Incase you haven´t already, here is a kind reminder to do so :-)…

With a reminder tag project:

I´ve used pretty much the same techniques like on my reveal day project (see here) on these tags, except that I´ve added a die cut word on top of the colored and stamped image and some word stickers to go with that. And this time I didn´t make a card, but left the tag as it is. I figured, I could combine the cards and the tags with giving them to someone with a present, maybe.

I´ve again added some faux stitching and used Distress Ink for coloring. The stamped image is again heat embossed with white embossing ink and the die cut word as well as the alpha stickers got a layer of Glossy Accents on them for dimension. The little flags on the upper right corner are from a stickers sheet by Jenni Bowlin. Again trying to use some of my older stash here and there :).

I really do like these framed flower stamp images from STAMPlorations alot. I´m not very talented in coloring, but these are fun to color, because it does not show here if you are not that good at it :). So now it is again your turn to get creative! Do take a look at the project my DT colleagues have created for your inspiration and then grab some goodies and start creating!! There is still plenty of time to join in!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Wishing you Happiness – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s again my turn to share a mixed media tutorial with you over at the STAMPlorations blog. This time I created a set of fall coloured tags. Here is how they turned out:

I´ve used various STAMPlorations products on my tags (die cut dies, stencils and stamps). The paper is from my older stash, but it works really well with the fall color theme. 

I´ve added a heavy body orange acrylic paint thru a stencil onto the background of each tag. After that I stamped some flowers onto the leftover paper pieces and fussy cut those. Then I added some color to them with Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels and decorated them with liquid pearls.

There are all kinds of bits and bobs on these tags – including some washi tape, twine, Glimmer Glaze, ribbons and Distress Stickles. I really like playing with the STAMPlorations product lines. Everything works together so well and it is so much fun to add layers and details.  Of course I´ve again also prepared a start-to-finish video for you to watch! I hope you like it!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

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