Today i am playing along with the Tag You're It Challenge. It is a new challenge blog. I came across it via Laura Bassen's Blog. If you have not seen it, check it out. Here is the inspiration tag that Laura made:
I love the graphic background and the ombre effect she created with the sponged colour. I took my cue from these elements.
I used a Hero Arts background stamp called - well turns out that I am not sure what it is called. I didn't label it when I repackaged it! I will try to find it and will edit the name in. I inked up the background and white heat embossed it. Next, I sponged the background to create a similar ombre effect to Laura's. I used Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks. I used the largest leafy die from Papertrey Ink's "Turning a New Leaf" dies and die cut it from vellum. I wanted to keep the softness of the vellum, but I also wanted colour. So, I sponged it with Picked Raspberry and clear embossed it. I ran it through my Xyron sticker maker and adhered it to the tag. I love that the background pattern still shows through the leaves. Finally, I cut several of the Hugs die in black - this is a Simon Says Stamp die - and adhered them together. I attached this to the tag. I wanted to add a little sparkle - let's face it, I always want to add a bit of sparkle... so I covered the sentiment with silver Wink of Stella. Here you can see the added sparklicity!
I am super-pleased with the way it turned out. I don't often make tags, but I really enjoyed this! Don't forget to check out the Tag You're it blog and thanks for stopping by - feel free to leave a comment... I love the feedback.