2020 Topic 3: On This Tag
With a warm welcome to Lynn who is with us for the first time, it's wonderful to see her scrapbook page with a real punch of colour. Her clever use of added tags means that the page is drawing our eye all over to notice some wonderful details.
Hello PaperArtsy Blog followers, its Lynn of Memories on the Page blog here, sharing with you a post on how I created tags and incorporated them into a layout and a card.
This is my first project with PaperArtsy and I am so excited and honoured to be creating for such a wonderful company that has the most fantastic products. When the topic of tags came up, I thought this would be a wonderful theme to start the creative year with.
Here are the finished projects - a scrapbook page and a card.
I started by creating the tags not worrying about where the next step would take me. I created four tags in all.
I tried to create each tag using a different technique to show how one stamp collection can be used in many ways. I began by cutting my tags from the PaperArtsy Smoothy Heavy Cardstock.
For the base of the smallest tag I have covered the tag with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints in Zucchini and Butternut. Once dried, I stamped the smaller leaves from ESN41 by Sara Naumann using similar colours in Archival Ink.
I have done the same for the top layer of the tag in Banana.
For the tag that I ended up using on the card, I have covered both the top and bottom layer with Tango, Cherry Red and Banana. I have then used the script on the same stamp (ESN41) with clear embossing powder and some of the Cherry Red for splatters.
I have then stamped the image from the ESN41 Collection on the top tag. In order to ensure a clear stamp I have used the Misti - I am a shocker for not stamping with an even pressure so find the Misti my friend!
For the second smallest of the tags, I used PaperArtsy Crackle Paste through the PS123 Stencil. Once dried, I applied PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint; Tango and Cherry Red using my fingers.
For the largest tag I stamped the leaf stamp with clear embossing powder. Once dry I used Zucchini, Hey Pesto and Tango. After the photo I added Aqua Duck Egg.
I used the same technique for the top tag - I have used Distress Ink Black Soot around the edges.
I then put the tags together - separating the top and bottom layers with a small piece of cardboard to give dimension. I punched holes in the top and threaded some silk through.
After creating these tags - I had the idea of putting them into a scrap book layout - so this is what I did. I stamped and clear embossed around the area where I was going to put my layout - you can see the pencil marks I made after placing my photo and tags are the layout to give an idea where things would be going.
I have then used the PaperArtsy Infusions - Green Man. I put this on some clear plastic and then tapped it around the layout.
I then added some watered down Tango and Aqua Duck Egg paint.
Now that I knew how my layout was going to look, I needed to add some leaves behind the tags. I created another page with the paints and stamped the leaf stamp in black and clear embossing powder and fussy cut them out.
Once all cut out, I put my layout together with a photo of our puppy Rosie.
For my card, I mounted the tag onto some yellow cardstock and used Distress Ink (Black Soot) around the edge and added some silk material through the top. A simple but creative card.
I hope that you have found some inspiration in my layout and card to have go and create something.
Thank you so much for stopping by,