Happy Wednesday! Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Our theme this week is "Tag, You're It!", and we're playing with Ranger products.
Making tags has really grown on me, and I enjoyed making 2 tags today for this challenge, both of them featuring some lovely butterfly dies. This first one uses a Tim Holtz stencil and distress inks for its background.
And for the second one, I used an embossing folder to make my background, and some much softer colors.
To make this background, I first embossed my tag in the folder, then I lightly stroked a spun sugar ink pad across the raised (floral) surface. Next I put the tag back into my folder, inked the top of the folder in mowed lawn, then closed the folder and ran it through my cuttlebug again. Despite being careful to line up the tag during this step, it evidently moved a tiny bit, and gave this effect that allows part of the manila color to show through. I'll probably never be able to achieve the same effect! But for that reason, I chose to use the same manila to cut my butterflies.
I love the garden effect this tag has, and chose these words for my sentiment - don't our gardens reflect our dreams?
Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create! Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher