Day 5’s tag from Tim Holtz had me flummoxed for a while. Why would anyone buy a “backwards” stamp? For this very purpose, I guess, lol.
I got myself hung up on the whole using “words” thing until Shell reminded me that I didn’t need to use a word stamp at all! Duh! I knew that (silly me).
So I cut a tag from acetate and set to colouring it red with alcohol ink. For goodness know what reason it wasn’t keen on drying in a hurry so I did give it a wee push with my heat gun. I found a great stamp to use but do you think I could get the archival ink to lift off the red? No way!!! I gave up trying after half a bottle of alcohol ink and simply stamped on top with white. I cut the wreath with a Silhouette Studio file and popped on the pearls.
Day 6’s tag was fun to make. I covered a cardstock tag with metal tape from the $$ shop, cut it into various pieces and embossed them with various embossing folders. I then stuck all the pieces onto a tag base and set about playing with paints. When the paint was dry, I followed Tim’s tutorial for the sanding, inking and embossing. I added a small wooden ornament in place of the metal frame that Tim used.
Thanks so much for all the lovely comments you have left me! It gives me such a buzz and keeps the old mojo in place.
Lets catch up again after Day 8.
Cheers, Esther xoxo