Monday, September 26, 2016

My Cards and Tags: Tags Using Tim Holtz's Patchwork Pieces Stamp

"The Power of Powder" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme, so I incorporated some embossing powder and some Infusions powder to make these two tags:
I started with some plain white tags cut with Tim Holtz's Sizzix Tags die set.  I glued some Simon Says Stamp dictionary paper scraps to each tag.  Next I stamped some circles on the background using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink and Tim Holtz's Halftones and Rings stamp set.  I stamped and embossed some hexagons from Tim's Patchwork Pieces stamp set, which I  cut out and experimentally arranged on my tags.

When I had a rough idea of where the shapes would be, I took off the hexagons, then sprinkled on some Infusions powder and spritzed it with some water.

I colored my hexagon pattern pieces and glued them on top of the tags, but everything started to look too chaotic and nutso.  These tags were hovering mere inches from the garbage can!  But whenever I feel like a project is starting to look too crazy-town, I give the project one last chance for salvation by slapping on a coat of heavy white acrylic paint.  That's what I did to both tags, leaving some of the color exposed and adding a few colors back in with Distress Ink smudges.   Then I started layering on other elements, like this edge from a plain old notebook.

The plaid Circle-X on the bigger tag is from Seth Apter's Drip Drop die set, which I am quite in love with.   

The stars on this smaller tag are from Neat and Tangled (Seeing Stars).  The string at the top of the tags are a few strands of embroidery floss that I pulled and scrunched up.

All in all, I was glad these tags came together in the end.  These are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

So how will you show us your Powder Power this week?  Upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store!