Hi there! Lisa here, with my fun project using this month’s collaboration partner, Jane’s Doodles. Have you seen their products? Eek. I want to snuggle all of the critters. Seriously. Their expressions just kill me. I want them all. 🙂
Since our challenge theme this month is Clean and Simple, which is right up my alley, I pulled out some paint swatches I’d been saving for just this sort of thing.
I used the Hero Arts infinity tag dies to cut the paint swatches into tags, and made sure to cut two reinforcements as well. For the backs of the tags I cut some remnants from watercolor paper that I had laying around.
I stamped the ridiculously cute bear and bunny twice onto some Bristol paper. I wanted to use my Zig clean color markers and knew that this paper would work best. I stamped them twice thinking I might mess up the coloring, and wanted to be prepared. The coloring went as planned, ha, so I got to make four tags instead of the two that I had planned. Love when that happens.
After coloring the critters, I fussy cut them out and then applied versamark over the entire image and used clear embossing powder to sort of give them more of an embellishment feel and look. Then I stamped the Special Delivery stamp onto a strip of vellum with versafine, and clear embossed it so it would stay. I adhered the critters to the vellum and then used foam tape underneath the critter to adhere the entire piece onto the front of the tag. A few sequins and gems, the reinforcement, and some twine, and these tags are finished.
Here’s the back of the tag, where I used two different Hero Arts sets to get my point across. The To and From are from a holiday wreath set and they are my “go to” for tag sentiments. I just love them. So much, that if I kept them on a small block somewhere, that would not be a bad idea. I also used another Hero Arts set for the bottom image, the Made with Love. These tags will go onto crocheted baby blankets, so I think that sentiment is perfect.
Now, here’s the part where I tell you what to do, vs. what I did. See that little bear on the right? How his ears aren’t very smooth? Well… I am aging. We all are, I know. Yet my eyes appear to be aging at an advanced rate these days. I actually had to take my glasses off to fussy cut the rest of the animals. Ahem. So, make sure you can see properly while fussy cutting. The animals will thank you.
Also, here you can see how they are a bit shiny from the clear embossing treatment.
Please make sure to join us with this month’s challenge. It’s definitely a fun one.