Autumn in New England is fabulous! I say it all the time and I know you've heard it here before. I am so inspired to create things with the fall palette. This tag uses lots of different elements to compliment the background. I finally remembered to take some pictures of the tag progression!
I stamped a border on the left side in Early Espresso Ink and then bits of the En Francais Script Background words. If you swipe your pad in random places and press the stamp to the tag (or vice versa), you can achieve that vintage look to your letters. This is easily achieved with a clear background stamp.
I continued to stamp images and then sponged White Craft Ink through a stencil on the bottom and immediately soaked up the ink with a towel, making the letters look as if they're absorbed into the paper.
I dyed the ribbon with the same color distress inks, crinkled it, heat it, and then touched it to an inked stamp in various places. The leaves were left-over from another project. They were colored using Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry Inks. I covered them with Crystal Effects and sprinkled a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the Crystal Effects while it was still wet. It is adhered to the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The leaf at the bottom was created the same way but without glitter. The key hole is adhered using mini Brads. The corner (another fave) is adhered to the bottom of the tag AFTER I cover the back of the tag with a black clean tag. The edges were inked with Early Espresso Ink.
- Early Espresso Ink #126974
- Whisper White Craft Ink #101731
- Crystal Effects #101055
- Sticky Strip #104294
- Glue Dots #103683
- 7/8" Cotton Ribbon #127844
- Gently Falling Stamp Set W#128430 C#123804
- En Francais Background Stamp W#128562 C#127790
- Pumpkin Pie Ink #126945
- Crushed Curry Ink #131173
- Stampin' Sponges #101650
- Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
- Heat Tool #129053
- Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #102023
- Paper Snips #103579
- Paper-Piercing tool #126189
- Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199