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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tag You're It #2

Tag You're It Challenge
Hello Everyone,
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.
Happy Stamping,


  1. Cute, cute, cute!! I love that tag shape. So fun!!

  2. Oh, this is lovely! Wonderful take on Laura's tag!

  3. Your ombre background looks GREAT! Thank you for playing along with us at the Tag You're It! Challenge!

  4. Meg, what a great take on Laura’s tag, fun shape. Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It1

  5. Awesome tag. That lattice background looks fabulous! Thanks for linking it up to the TYI challenge.


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