Monday, June 25, 2018

My Cards and Tags using Concord & 9th's Orange You Sweet Stamps and Dies

We're being inspired by food and drink this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I made a set of tags using a lovely citrus wheel as part of the background.

I love it when stamps and dies can serve double-duty and I love the spokey-spikey look of these citrus circles!  They're from Concord & 9th's "Orange You Sweet" stamp set and corresponding dies.  I also used the scribbly circle from the set to outline the citrus circles.

I used a variety of tag dies, too, which are listed below.

As usual, my starting point was Strathmore Mixed Media paper, which I painted around the edges of with acrylic ink.

I glued a band of patterned paper (polka dots from Simple Stories) to the bottom of each tag and also added in some scraps of Tim Holtz's Correspondence paper (one of my all-time favorite patterns).

I scribbled black around the edges using Prima Oil Pastel Crayons and smudged them a bit using a blending stump.

I cut out one of my citrus wheels and used it as a stencil, then cut some more out and glued them on to the tags.  I colored sections with Distress Ink and Hero Arts ink.  The big sentiment words (some words which I Frankenstein-ed together by cutting up individual letters) are flash cards from Tim Holtz.

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Concord and 9th's Orange You Sweet stamp set
Concord and 9th's Orange you Sweet dies
Sizzix Big Shot
Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Square Tags die
Studio Katia Dotted Shaker Tag 2 die
Reverse Confetti Thanks Tag die
Reverse Confetti Gift Card Holder Tag die
Sizzix Framelits Tag Collection dies
Dina Wakley acrylic paint
Dylusions acrylic paint
Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Prima Oil Pastel Crayons
Spectrum Noir Stumps
Simple Stories Good Vibes paper
Tim Holtz Correspondence paper
Tim Holtz Elementary Flashcards
Distress Ink: Twisted Citron
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry
Distress Ink: Lucky Clover
Hero Arts: Neon Pink ink
Ranger Jet Black Archival ink

I'm excited to see how you pay homage to food and drink this week!  Be sure to 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!


  1. Gorgeous set of tags Andrea! the colours are fabulous and I love the citrus slices!! I am going to have a go at making Limoncello and these artsy tags would look fabulous attached to them! I might just have to CASE this idea!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. These are lovely and so colorful. I can feel happiness from this set. I like their different shapes and the citrus which joins them all. Hugs, Marzena

  3. Oh my gosh these look so delicious I could just eat them! They remind me of summer Popsicles, yum! So pretty! You are so talented Andrea!!! You have such a unique style that is all your own, not many people can say that! And it is always so filled with energy and color, I just love that!

  4. I love how you snuck in the citrus onto your tags, Andrea! The bold splashes of color and big words make a great visual impact. Love them! hugs, Maura

  5. These are so gorgeous Andrea and I love how you used the orange die. What a fun idea!

  6. These are fabulous have included so much colour in them and I love the vibrancy against the black, it really does pop! Gorgeous work, as always! :)

  7. another fabulous collection of gorgeousness, the colours are so vibrant and I love how you used the citrus dies, hugs kath xxx

  8. such a lovely set of tags!! love your awesome use of bright colors!

  9. These tags are so cute, Andrea! Love the citrus wheels, it's really vibrant and summery. Hugs, Sandra