Hi and welcome to our Garden Tags Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Australasian blog hop.
If you arrived here from Creative Workshops SA you’re in the right spot. If you just happened upon me, even better, because you’re now part way through a great little blog hop of inspiration, using the Garden Tags SOTM.
I’m a sucker for tags, they’re such a versatile shape. They’re obviously great to label a gift, but you can also use them to decorate cards, and they are simply fabulous on scrapbook layouts, whether that’s the whole tag, or just part of it.
I often use just the top part of a tag popping out from behind a photo, and the decorative ‘tops’ on these are perfect for that. (See the layout below for an example of this.)
Garden Tags SOTM
Creating with Garden Tags SOTM
I have been on an embossing streak lately – I’ve been embossing lots of white titles onto dark papers in my albums which just looks amazing. And I just got in the copper embossing powder, which is drop dead gorgeous.
So I thought I’d continue with the embossing theme, and create a tag using this technique.
To start I stamped my image on white daisy cardstock, using Versamark ink. Then I covered this with white embossing powder, and heat set it.
This gave me a great base.
To colour it, I tried both watercolour paints, and ink. The watercolour was a softer look, so I ended up using the inked version. To ink the colour onto the tag, I simply used daubers (a little sponge that fits on your finger). I used Smoothie, Raspberry and Canary inks.
Looks nice huh?!
I thought the sentiments on this tag were perfect for a student studying away from home. Often it can take courage to be away, and experience all those new things. Strength to stay committed while they’re feeling home sick, and trying to make new friends, and then of course, happiness, because ultimately it will come. With all that in mind, I thought ‘miss you’ was the perfect sentiment to go with it. This is from the Operation Smile fundraiser stamp set ‘You Make Me Happy’. If you don’t already own this, add it to your wish list, as it is so super cute, and it’s raising money for a great cause.
Of course, I couldn’t stop at just one tag, so I have played with a few more, just because I can!
And now for some scrapbooking insp …
I’m also very excited to share a scrapbook layout created by one of my clever team mates, Paula Simmonds, from Crafting Your Memories with Paula.
This layout combines Stitched Together paper and sticker sheet, with the tags as accents. You’ll also see the gorgeous flower from the set used as an embellishment. Did you look past the flower the first time you saw the set? I did. I was so busy checking out the tags, I didn’t really notice it, but it’s quite lovely, especially as used here.
Sponging was also the technique used to colour the flowers and the tags above.
Isn’t she clever?!
Do you like the layout? Have you read all of the stamps on the set? Can you see how they could come in super handy? I hope the answer is yes to all of my questions. If it is, did you realise that you can purchase the Garden Tags stamp set for $37.50 OR it’s just $10 with an $88 order.
If you have a consultant, contact them to order, and if you don’t, I’d love to help you out. Just click HERE to go to my website.
Before you head off for even more inspiration with Doris at Creative Inspirations, I’d love it if you gave me a ‘like’ or left a comment below. You know us crafty types – fragile egos and all!!