Saturday, August 30, 2014

My Cards and Tags: Beautiful You

What a fun weekend I've had playing with the stamps I ordered from 100 Proof Press!  Here's a tag I made using their Danita Angel, Big Bunch O' Buttons and Beautiful You stamps:

I made the background by stamping the button image onto these great newsprint-looking tags from American Crafts (DIY Shop collection).  Then I whipped out my watercolors and started painting each button:

As I painted, I tried to blend the colors by dragging some of the paint from one button to another:

I liked the look and may leave the white next time, but since I wanted my light-colored central image to stand out, I colored in the rest of the background with corresponding shades of ink (dabbed on with sponges).

All that was left was to stamp and cut out my angel girl and attach her with pop-dots for a more dimensional look.  I gave her cheeks some rosiness with chalk and added a camera for her, which I cut out of a strip of Washi tape (Spare Parts brand).

I added the Beautiful You sentiment to the bottom and a butterfly to the top corner (also cut out of Spare Parts brand Washi)

I always enjoy making tags because their small size doesn't overwhelm.  So many fun possibilities without the emotional trauma of staring down a blank 12x12 piece of paper!


  1. So sweet. Love the button background and the little angel. Lots of interest on this tag

  2. Your button background created a colorful, enchanting world for Danita. I love this!

  3. Brilliant background and charming poppet. Gotta love them tags though sometimes the narrow, vertical format can be restrictive. Clever use of washi image too. Have lot's of fun with your new toys, can't wait to see more.

  4. Your colors are magical Andrea... the whole rainbow of them is so fantastic project after project... they really show me whom you ARE... love it... this button tag is wonderfully elegant in all the colors and this little person is uniquely fun to be with... love your work/play... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  5. This Tag s darling! I love how you extended the color from one button to the next. It created a beautiful result!! Your Angel girl is cute, too. Love your Tag!! Thank for sharing :)