November 12, 2017
My daughter’s swim season just ended this morning, so I still have all things water on the brain. I made these sets of tags with the Mermaid for You Stamp set.
Extra Details: I began these tags with a half sheet of smooth white card stock. I used Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch to add the color to the paper. I started by ink blending, but couldn’t get the color dark enough, so I used the ink pads directly on the paper. I used the ink blending tools after applying the ink pad to even things out a bit. That technique worked really well.
After the Distress Ink dried, I added a bokeh effect using Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink and the Let’s Bokeh stamp set. I really love how the white ink stands out against the dark ink colors.
Once the white pigment ink was dry, I used a tag die to cut out 5 tags and five re-enforcers. I also cut the smaller tag from some velum.
I stamped and colored the mermaid images and hats on a scrap of white card stock. I used colored pencils to color everything in. I fussy cut out each of the images and painted the edges black with a black marker. I adhered the hats to the mermaids with some liquid glue. I used foam tape to adhere the images to the tags.
I silver embossed a sentiment on the velum tags and added the re-enforcers. I am out of twine at the moment, so I could tie the two tags together.
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You, Let’s Bokeh, Toboggan Together, and For You Deer
Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Like No Otter
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It
Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Silver Ultra Fine
Ink: Versa Fine
Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch
Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink
Hope you enjoyed the tags!