Hello everyone, Astrid here with my first project for July.
There is nothing I like quite so much as playing with Distress Inks and stamps and sometimes you need a quick and easy project that can be a little bring-along gift, and this is one of those.
My project today is a tag and holder made from another tag.
I started with a Size 10 tag, scored it 3" from the bottom and folded it up to form a pocket. Using my Inkblending tools, I coloured it with 3 colours of Distress Inks, Antique Linen, Fired Brick and finally some Gathered Twigs around the edges. I also added some bits of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. I then stamped a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Way with Words set in Jet Black Archival Ink and highlighted the words with a white pen. Finally I stamped two flowers from the.Botanical Set in Black Archival on to smooth white card, cut them out, coloured them a bit with some of the Distress Inks and then added them for decoration. I glued the pocket shut and then added some faux white stitches with a white pen around the edges.
The actual tag was made with a Size 8 tag. I cut about one inch from the bottom and coloured it with Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs. I added some more Tissue Tape and added some background stamping with the Speckle background stamp and one of the stamps from the Katie Fox Encyclopaedia Botanica set in Gathered Twigs. I then stamped a large flower from the Botanical Set twice on smooth white card with Black Archival, cut them out and coloured them with Fired Brick Distress Ink and a bit of Adirondack Ink in Cranberry. I layered them one slightly on top of the other to form my vocal image. Another little flower from the Botanical Set and a butterfly from the Katie Fox Encyclopaedia Botanica set finished it all off.
Hope you like this little project, thank you for visiting like always and see you next time!