Appreciated – TAGplorations May Challenge reminder

Hello lovelies! It´s time for the TAGplorations May challenge reminder :). I hope you have played along, but if not, there is still time to get your tag in!!! For this reminder post I created another pink tag using a similar technique, like on my reveal post here.

Except this time I replaced the main flower with paper flowers and I also added some chipboard leaves to create more texture and layers. Everything elss was done the same way as the first tag.

Even though I used the same materials these tags still look quite different! Funny, how changing the focal point makes such a big difference.

So lovelies, there is still time to join in with us. Here´s a reminder, what this months theme is about (+ additionally, use Vellum): Hope to see you at STAMPlorations!!! And I am also adding my discount code here, feel free to use it, when shopping at the STAMPlorations store 🙂

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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You are appreciated tag – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies and Happy Thursday! Today I´m again sharing another tag project with you. I love the combination of orange and pink on a craft project! While I was creating for the TAGplorations May challenge, I might have created a few more, than only one tag 🙂 …

For this one I used a premade white tag as my starting point. Next I stamped the sentiment „For everything you are appreciated“ several times onto the left side of the tag with embossing ink. Then I poured white embossing powder over the area and heat set it with a heat tool. After that I inked the left side with pink Distress Ink and the right side of the tag with orange Distress Ink.

I then took the Heartfelt Hibiscus clear stamp and sprayed it with a water mist bottle ever so lightly. Then I pressed the wet stamp onto the orange inked area and lifted it off. This resulted the „ghost“ stamp image on the orange ink. For finishing touches I added an embossed sentiment onto a purple piece of cardstock and matted that with a piece of vellum. As a focal point there is a big layered paper flower and also a matching purple ribbon to finish the tag off.

I hope you have joined the TAGplorations challenge – if not HERE is you chance!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Dankeschön Tag – Tonic Studios

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I´m sharing a bold and colorful tag with you. This one truly is a color explosion. I started by adding layers of paints onto the manila tag, then adding stamping and rub-ons, but didn´t quite like the coors and the look the tag, so I „fixed it“ by adding some more :).

After the rub-on, I took a Blue Topaz Glimmer Glam tone and applied it onto the tag very freely with a paint brush. This added sparckle and intensive color and the tag immediately looked totally different.

I had a really cool blue dotted washi tape (by Alexandra Renke) in my stash so I added a strip of that into the middle. Then I added some leftover hexagon die cut pieces on both sides. I layered them on top of each other and it created a really cool look. I love the strong colors here!

I also die cut the „Dankeschön“ sentiment with a Tonic Studios German die cut die from pink paper. Love the pink with the blues here! For finishing touches I then went totally crazy and added older product like sticky chipboard pieces (I think they are by Basic Grey or Pink Paislee; sorry – can´t really remember which one). And to top of it all, some glittery and shiny 3D flowers here and there. I suppose those are by Basic Grey and DCWV (I think). Like I said, really old stash – some stash busting done here too :).

This tag will make a great „thank you“ tag for a present at some point. Just need to make sure the recipient loves bold, happy colors and lots of layers and details.

OK, next post will be something else than a crazy pattern and color explosion 🙂 – I promise!

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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Glückwunsch – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and Happy Thursday! Today I am dropping by to share a 8,5 x 5,5 inch sized congratulations card with you.  

For this card I used a white A4 sized cardstock as my starting point to create the card base. Next I took some watercolor paper and misted it with pink spray ink.

After that I placed and ran the Beautiful Bunch Edge die (only using the inner die piece!) thru my die cutting machine. I cut the same image 4 times to create the background pattern. After that I took the „Glückwunsch“ Tonic German Sentiment die and cut the word in the same manner into the middle of the card. Now I have a lovely pattern on the pink paper and when placed onto a white background, the pattern shows thru really nicely.

For finishing touches I took some Wycinanka chipboards and painted the green with Distress Ink and a Nuvo Water Tank Brush. I then clustered the chipboard leaves and some older Prima flowers from my stash into the upper and lower edge around the die cut word area to give the card a bit more dimension. For decoration I also added some Nuvo Vintage and Crystal Drops (red and light blue) around the flower clusters and outlined the card with faux stitching using a black pen.

I really like how this card turned out and love playing with the new Tonic Edge Dies!
Wishing you a great day and 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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