Monday 5 November 2018

A Tag with A Three Way Meaning

Having tried out one of my new Autumn 3 way overlay tile sets from Claritystamp on my project from yesterday (see HERE),  I decided to use a different set for today's project.  This time I worked on a tag, rather than a card.  I feel that the tag has three meanings / uses.  It can be used as a gift tag for a thank you present all year round, but it could refer to Thanksgiving or Remembrance Day at this time of year.
To start, I went through my stash of copy paper mop up sheets, created when cleaning ink off my blending mat.  I chose one in autumn tones and glued it to a #8 manilla tag, trimming the excess once dry.
I added a strip along the bottom from a gelli plate print which used a piece of paper towel to create the pattern on the plate.
I decided to use the stencil from the Poppy Seed Head 3 way overlay tile set (Claritystamp) along the bottom of the tag.  I started by blending Poppy Archival ink through it, repeating the process and masking off areas of the stencil when adding the top two poppy see heads.
I added some highlights in Vermillion Archival ink.
Finally,  I used a Clarity Spot On Sponge with Plum Archival ink for the finishing touches.
Having cleaned the stencil,  I dabbed Versamark ink through it and heat embossed the image in a Moon Glow two-toned EP (Bougainvillea/Red Teal).
For the front panel,  I took a page from a book of Moliere plays and stamped the outline stamp from the same set onto it using Onyx Black Versafine ink.  I then trimmed round the stamp leaving a narrow border.
I decided to use the background infill stamp only.  It was inked up using Blaze Artistry ink, lined up with the outline image and stamped in place.
Using a sponge,  I added Dark Garnet Artistry ink round the edges of the same stamp and went over the image again.
Before adding the panel to the tag, I added a strip of a piece of paper from the Northern Lights designer paper pad (Claritystamp) below.
I used the stencil again to add two further poppy seed heads at the top of the tag, following the same process as before.
To finish,  Gratitude from Word Chain set 8 by Claritystamp was stamped onto another piece of the book text in Versamark ink, then heat embossed using the same EP as before.  The edges were torn, then Black Soot Distress ink brushed lightly over the edges and background, using a Clarity stencil brush.  This was added at the top and the sides trimmed.
I have a lot to be grateful for: family, friends, a job I enjoy and a hobby which brings me great pleasure.  Thanks to you for reading my blog too.

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