Hello and welcome back! It's time for the next Artisan Design Team blog post, and this week we're focusing on the Tin of Tags and Here's to Cheers Stamp Sets. You're in for a treat because we have so much talent and so many different styles represented by these 20 women from around the globe. And on top of their talent, they are fun and fabulous as well. Please keep hopping through all 20 so you don't miss a thing! Be sure to use something like Google Translate for those blogs not in your native language. Also, you can find all of our projects for the year in one easy place, on our Pinterest board, and this group of projects will also be featured on the Stampin' Up! Corporate Facebook page this Friday. You might have just arrived from Krista Frattin, and I know you loved her beautiful project as much as I did.
So, I chose to work with the Tin of Tags Stamp Set and the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies. That's right, I'm mixing things up! I also used the beautiful Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Papers to cut my tags from. The papers are a beautiful crisp white, and have raised patterns on them.
Tip: to create an ombre effect, start by watercoloring at the top of the tag with nearly full strength ink after squeezing the top of your inkpad. Then, add more water to the ink and continue to color the rest of the tag. You can also go back to the top, and color down the tag with the Aqua Painter to avoid any lines of color.
Here is a close-up of the tag. I love watercolor! But that's no secret is it?
Here is the inside just waiting for the recipient information. Plus, you can see more of the texture of the Fancy Frost papers.
Next up is the clever wine bottle tag. After die cutting the tag, I added the Cherry Cobbler 3/8" (1 Cm) Silky Taffeta Ribbon from the Combo Pack. For this tag, I colored over the embossed image with Cherry Cobbler ink.
Here is a closeup of the tag. Such a clever design for a wine bottle tag, don't you think?
For my last project, I created a bag using the Emerald Envy paper from the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack and the Gift Bag Punch Board. For the handles, I used the Mint Macaron 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Linen Ribbon.
For this tag, I added Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine to attach it to the bag.
Tip: another way to create an ombre look is to use two different colors of ink for the watercolor wash. I used Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron here, and blended them in the middle with my Aqua Painter.
Well, that is all for today. I hope you enjoyed these projects. I think these would be great to hold neighbor or teacher gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Please click on the button below to move on to Michelle Long and her wonderful project. I know you'll be inspired! Thanks for stopping by.