This month, we are featuring a variety of projects using the June Stamp of the Month – Garden Tags. If you have come here from Kathy Burrows’ Blog you are on the right path! When you are finished viewing my Distressed Garden Tags, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog
I truly enjoy creating tags♥. It gives me a break from the everyday creations I make and allows me to play with layers and layers of products. Today, I dug out the texture paste, shimmer brushes, vellum, ribbon, and thread to create some delightfully distressed Garden Tags. How sweet are these??!!
If you have not had a chance to purchase the new June Stamp of the month, you will to make sure that you also grab yourself a set of Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts. These metal dies fit this stamp set perfectly♥ and prevent you from having to hand-cut these beautifully designed tags.
The base layers of my tags were created in Cricut Design Space using images from our ArtPhilosphy collection. These two layers were cut from French Vanilla Cardstock & Kraft paper.
I created a distressed look onto the Kraft layer using the Strokes of an Artist stamp set, some splatters of Lagoon & Toffee Shimmer, and texture paste.
After the background layers were complete, I started to create the top layer tags using the Garden Tags stamp set. Both tags were heat embossed to give some texture – one in Peacock, the other in Espresso – then splattered with shimmer brushes.
To add a little dimension, I created some additional layers for the tags. The dragonfly wings were stamped onto vellum and added to the tag. I stamped the flower image from the Garden Tags stamp set in Espresso and shaded it with TriBlend Markers, then attached it with a foam dot. Both added little more texture and interest to each of the tags♥.
The sentiments on each were created using the Stitched Together Cardmaking stamp set, which were stamped using Intense Black ink, cut out by hand, and adhered to the tags with foam tape.
I had so much fun making these! I hope they inspired you to dig out some of your tag-making supplies and start creating. Now ‘Hop” on over to Gina McDonald Brandstetter’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Garden stamp set is only available until June 30th. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.
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16 thoughts on “Welcome to the Garden Tags SOTM Blog Hop”
Love that you used the smaller tag to create a larger tag… great idea.
I felt like they would make great gifts to give or bookmarks for summer reading.
Gorgeous! Love the vintage look.
Thank you. I do, too.
These are absolutely stunning! I love the old distressed look of the background tags.
Thank you. I had so much fun making these.
I love that you stamped the dragonfly wings on vellum to add dimension. The effect is stunning.
Thank you. Vellum is one of my favorites to use.
Wow these are gorgeous! I really like the look you created with all those layers.
Thank you, Michelle. I enjoyed every bit of the creative process for these.
Amazing tags, you’ve outdone yourself! Absolutely stunning.
Thank you. I made quite the mess making them. I hope to make more projects soon with this stamp set.
Ooooh! So cool!
Love your tags. Your work always inspires me. I have a friend who enjoys tags, so I’ll have to see if I can make something following your inspiration.
Thank you, Kathy. I can’t wait to see what you make. I am sure she will enjoy them.