Monday, March 26, 2018

My Other Creations: Box and Tag using Dina Wakley's Weird is Good Stamps

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to think inside the box.  I decorated a box and made a tag book that fits inside it.

I'm a big fan of Washi tape, so that's how I start a lot of my projects.  Even if I end up covering 99% of it, putting it on paper gets the creative juices flowing and makes me feel like I'm doing something even if I have no idea of where it'll end up.  In this case, I cut a square of Strathmore Mixed Media paper to glue on the lid of my box, then I made a scrap tag book (with a black cover).  I put Washi tape on each and added some  white paint through Altenew's Halftone stencil.

I added a few more white-stenciled dots and some color.  I smeared some acrylic paint onto both surfaces.  I'm loving the new Olive shade from Dina Wakley!

I cut out some circles and people from Dina Wakley's Weird is Good stamp set, along with Seth Apter's Ring Around die.  Seth Apter's dies continue to be some of my favorite go-to shapes.  I also added some background stamping with a circle pattern from Carabelle Studio.

I assembled everything together and added a few touches here and there like Tim Holtz's Label Letters and some lines from one of his Correspondence patterned papers.  I did some white heat embossing as well.  Here's a close-up of the tag notebook:

And here's the cover of the box:

Those little teeth-shaped parts at the bottom are made from the torn-out edge of a piece of notebook paper that's outlined with a black Sharpie.  I also added some black and white Washi tape around the lid of the box to give it a finished look.

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

I'm excited to see what you come up with for this week's theme!  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.