Monday, May 22, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Using Flora and Fauna's Happy Place and Glass Dome Stamp Sets

"Little Critters" is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I decided to try out my new Flora and Fauna stamp sets, "Happy Place Woodlands" and "Glass Dome," to make this little critter tags.

You can't go wrong with Strathmore Mixed Media paper as a base, from which I cut tag shapes using the Sizzix Tag Collection die set.  I stuck strips of washi tape to the background, then painted over everything with acrylic paint.  I did some background stamping with Tim Holtz's Sideshow set and Simon Says Stamp's Scribble Flowers set.  I added more paint back in to tone down the background stamping.  Then I stamped the glass containers over my painted background using Ranger jet Black Archival ink.  To make the glass portion stand out, I painted inside the glass shapes with an extra dose of white acrylic paint.


While my paint was drying, and stamped and fussy-cut out the contents for my glass shapes.  The flowers are from a stamp set by My Favorite Things called, Sketched Blooms, and all other critters and sentiments come from the Flora and Fauna sets.


I used a white Signo Uni-ball Gel Pen to add some lines to the domes to make them appear more glass-like.  I love this white pen, which does a great job of writing boldly even over paint.  The only key is that you have to wait for the paint to completely dry (I left mine overnight) in order for the white pen to work well on top of it.  I also added some clear droplets here and there, but being the impatient person I am, I took the photos before the glue dried, so some of the droplets in my pics look cloudy even though they dried clear. 

Here are the supplies from Simon Says Stamp that I used to make this project:

I enjoy crafting with little critters more than encountering some of them (mosquitoes- I'm talkin' to you!) and I can't wait to see what you create.  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

17 comments:

  1. Your tags are adorable, Andrea! I love the little critters under glass. So clever!

    Cathie ♥

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  2. Wow! This is a fantastic set! I love the glass containers and the colors of the background are amazing as always. Hugs, Marzena

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  3. Love how you used the dome stamps so beautifully . And hehe I too am not a fan of mosquitoes!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, fantastic choice of colours, so vibrant and I love your take on the challenge. Tracy x

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  5. Love the composition and colorful, vibrant tags Andrea!

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  6. absolutely gorgeous tags Andrea :-) the backgrounds are fabulous and I love how the domes look 3D, brilliant painting! LOVE them :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. These are so fantastic! Love your little cloche tags! CUTE!!!

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  8. what fun stampings on these bright tags! thanks for sharing how you made them!

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  9. Andrea!!! This is so beautiful, full of lightness and love, thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  10. Andrea, these are delightful! Love the bell jars, they do look 3D! You always pick the best things to put together, and your little critters are perfect. Love the bright colors - always! hugs, Maura

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  11. Both tags are fabulous, Andrea. I always love the beautiful color scheme you create. The images are so cute. :)

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  12. Both of your tags are just fabulous, Andrea! The colours, the textures and the little critters themselves are just perfectly put together, creating a fun project full of vibrancy and life! :)

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  13. I was attracted to these domes, too, and it's great to see them in use. The highlights on the glass are perfect and you've really given them a 3D appearance. As always, your work makes me smile.

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  14. your tags are just adorable Andrea...love those little critters in their glass domes...hugs kath xxx

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  15. As always your use of stamps and colors is perfect! love your little critters and their faux glass containers! Barbara

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