Monday, August 26, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Stitched Tag using Tim Holz's Abandoned Paper

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is, "S is for...."  I used Sizzix dies, stamps, did some stitching, and used a stencil to make this tag:

I started by cutting a tag out of black Strathmore Mixed Media paper then sewed strips of Tim Holtz's Abandoned patterned paper onto it.

Next I smeared on some white paint and polka dots (using a stencil).  I also smeared on some Distress Paint in Shaded Lilac, Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade, along with some Dina Wakley Eggplant acrylic paint.

I wanted more blue, so I drizzled some London Blue Dylusions Spray along the top of the tag, spritzed it with water, then sprinkled on some Royal Blood Infusions.  While that dried, I used a Dina Wakley stamp on some hand-cut scallop-shapes, painted them with bright colors, and added them to the bottom of the tag.

I did some stamping in the background (Big Bold Borders) and stamped the word "grow," which I cut and glued onto the tag.  I also outlined my scallops and the tag itself with black Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels.

I loved playing with so many "s" elements for this tag even though I had no idea how this thing would turn out in the end.

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

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