Monday, November 12, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Giving Thanks Tag using Right at Home's Quirky Acorns stamps

This week's theme for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is thanks/thanksgiving.  I made a "Give Thanks" tag using a great stamp and die set from Right at Home called, "Quirky Acorns."

I started with Strathmore Mixed Media paper that I cut into a tag shape using the Sizzix Tag Collection die set.  I plastered on some white paint through Altenew's Halftone stencil.  I added Infusions and spritzed it with water.

I started cutting some acorns and loved the negative shape left in the paper squares I'd cut the acorn shapes out of.  I decided to use those as a decorative element in the background.  I finger-painted some Dina Wakley paint onto them and laid them out on my tag.

I glued my squares in place and added some of the other acorn elements I cut and stamped.  

I finished off my acorns by adding the acorn toppers that I colored with Distress Ink.  I colored around my squares with a black Sharpie.  I also added a blue and white wash over everything with my new favorite shade of Prima Impasto paint: Mediterranean.  I used some Tim Holtz washi tape to create a background area for my "Give Thanks" sentiment, which I typed out on my We R Memory Makers typewriter and glued onto my tag.

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

There are so many things to be thankful for and I can't wait to see how you interpret our theme this week!  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.