Friday, June 6, 2014

Crafter's Companion June Challenge - Tags or Treat Bags/Boxes

This month's Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog theme is Tags or Treat Bags/Boxes.  I made gift tags! I was happy to see this challenge because it prompted me to go into the stash I have. I've bought different size tags over the years after I've seen a cool video or tutorial. And now I'm using some! :) 

I started by adding color to both sides of the tags using Distress Ink Pads - spiced marmalade, chipped sapphire, shabby shutter, mustard seed, and rusty hinge.  TIP:  Use a piece of cardstock under the pieces you are coloring to catch the extra ink.  After a few projects, you can add more color to that piece and create beautiful backgrounds.

Next, I added text with Stamp-It Australia Dreamer Set - Once In a Lifetime and an India ink pad.  I just love the variance in font and size. NOTE: I laid each tag on top of the stamp so I could position it where I wanted over different areas of the image, as well as make sure it was straight. I re-inked before each tag.

Then I starred at them for about 10 minutes trying to decide what to do next. :)  I finally decided they needed some bling, so I pulled out my Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.  I inked up images from Sheena A Taste of India Set - Tiger Tiger and Sheena A Taste of India Set - Marching Elephant, stamped randomly onto the tags, sprinkled with emboss powder and heat set.  I added a little color with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 030, 036, 046. To compliment the embossed images, I dabbed the gold ink pad around the edges.

 I added gold twine from my stash to complete the tags.

Every month, there's a fun challenge with a chance to win a voucher to shop at Crafter's Companion. Visit the Crafter's Companion Challenge Facebook Page for all the details on this month's challenge. For inspiration, be sure to visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog..

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