Friday, May 25, 2018

Thank You Tags and Sale

Hey guys!  It's been quiet here this week.  Lots going on - some projects I can't share until later, including Neat & Tangled June release projects, and lots of designing happening.  Can you believe that we're already working on our last few releases of the year?  It's a little surreal to be working on Thanksgiving and Christmas product designs when school is still in session, but that's how the cycle goes.

Anyway, I really wanted to just make something for fun last the other night, and this is what I cam up with.

I started by cutting a couple of the large tags from the Classic Tag 2 set from Rustic White cardstock and then stamped them with the Art Deco background using Altenew Limestone ink.

Once that was done, I stamped one of the images from Altenew's Floral Shadow Stamp Set in Silver Stone ink.

I wanted to add a bit of detail to the image, so I added some gold accents with a gold Wink of Stella brush pen.

The sentiment is also from the Floral Shadow Stamp Set; I stamped it in Pure Graphite on one of the tags, but then it seemed a bit dark, so I used Industrial Diamond on the second tag.

I couldn't quite decide how to finish these off, so I split the baby.  The Classic Tag 2 set has a couple of dies that accent/reinforce the top of the tag.  On one tag I used just the round hole reinforcer in a gray cardstock.  On the other, I cut the larger reinforcement piece that covers the top of the tag from the gray cardstock and added a round reinforcer that I colored with the gold Wink of Stella.

These tags were quick and easy and using a MISTI perfect for mass producing, and I think they work well for a number of occasions.  You could certainly stamp a bunch of these out and then add the sentiments later.

Also, just wanted to let you know that there's a sale happening over at Ellen Hutson this weekend.  20% off any purchases over $75.  As I always like to remind folks, these sales are my favorite time to stock up on Copics.  Copics (including refills, nibs, accessories, etc.) are always 28% off at EH, and this sale will be on top of that, so  really good time to pick those up if you're in the market. 

That's all for me today, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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