Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Autumn Birthday

I decided to share some of my past projects on my blog as I have time.  2014 was the year of tags for the Gigglers so I did one for Susan's birthday because I know she loves tags.

The tag was dyed with coffee, vanilla & cinnamon then baked in the oven. I saw the technique by QueenBe Mixed Media Art  on Pinterest.

After adding the scent, I randomly stamped leaves from SU Faith in Nature with embossing ink then heat embossed with WOW Clear Embossing Powder.

Then I used a blending tool to apply small amount of Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Ink randomly over the tag.  I wiped the ink off of the embossed area with a tissue.

The leaves are silk & some were trimmed to match the embossed leaves then adhered to the tag.  To make the tag, I stamped a sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes (in 2 of 2), punched it out & placed it in a rim from the We R Memory Keepers Tag Maker. The twine is wrapped around the tag & holds the sentiment tag.

This tag smelled ssooo good!!



1 comment: