Firstly thank you for stopping by.
And haven't the ladies done well some lovely work done.
Today I have three tags which are part of the Oyster Papercrafts blog hop which all the design team are taking part in.
The brief that we got was "tags" so basically we could do what we want but with products sold by oyster paper crafts naturally. The blog hop started last Friday and in case you have missed any of them I would recommend you go and visit the blogs.
There is also two goody bags up for grabs if you leave a comment on each blog.
Also all the products are Available from Oyster Stamps link here:
Hellen 13th October http://www.elliescupboard.blogspot.co.uk/
Margot 14th October http://margot-craftcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Andy 15th October http://www.andrewbennett17.blogspot.co.uk/
Eileen 16th October http://eileenscraftyzone.blogspot.co.uk/
Kerry 17th October http://kerryscraft.com/
As you can see I have furnished you with the blog addresses for you to visit.
I ended up doing three basically I could not make up my mind.
First of I made my own tags the reason being (as will come apparent later) is you can make the tag any size you want.
I cut the card 6"x 3", place the short edge up into the gift box punch board.
Make sure you put all the way to the top as far as it will go. Punch
Remove and first side is done.
Flip it over and do the other side
With your screw punch add hole. Your tag is now complete. Simples
As I say the reason I went down this route was because I can make the tag any size I want.
Ok I decided on this because of the Ryn Tanaka Stamps being stocked at Oyster.
I took three Distress inks pads ( Mowed Lawn Salty Ocean, and Peacock Feathers) and took then directly to a acrylic block, sprayed with water then on to card stock. Removed block and added salt crystals, so yes I did rock salt technique for the background.
Stamped fish twice once on the tag, and second on to card , coloured it in using alcohol pens, then gave it three coats of glaze with clear embossing powder.
Stamped the seaweed in Versafine majestic blue on the tag and the bubbles in momento tuxedo black.
I highlighted the top and bottom of the bubbles with white gel pen.
Cut out glazed fish and mounted in on to tag using 3D foam pads.
Cut length of ribbon folded it half and threaded it through the hole from the front then tied a bow with the "tails"
Stamps used Water effects 1
Sea creatures 1
I then carefully trimmed to fit the Window without any thing peeking from the sides and top.
I then gathered all my die cut bits(apart from the flowers) and in this order, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, over all the bits including the main background of the tag that has been embossed.
Again using the photo as a guide and using 3d foam pads stick the elements to the tag.
Colour the flowers I used yellow and orange and browns for the centre. Using a mouse mat embossing tool and a water
I would like to thank Martine for showing me how to do flowers ... Thank you.
Well folks that's my tags I hope you like them and have given you some inspiration.
Again thanks peeps for dropping by and that's my blog hop done and I hope you have enjoyed it.