Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tag You're It Challenge #2

Happy Sunday!! Today is my 18th year marriage anniversary. We haven't really celebrated it yet because my daughter was sick last night but we did go to breakfast. I cannot believe we have been married as long as we have!!

In keeping with this day of "celebration," I created a tag for the "Tag You're It Challenge Blog."
The challenge was to use Laura Basson's tag below as the inspiration for the tag you created.

This woman is so talented and makes a TON of projects each week. I do not think she ever sleeps!! Her blog is amazing. I always look at Laura's projects and they seem so simple but I do not think outside of the box like she does. She is an amazing designer.

Anyway, here is the tag I created for the challenge:

I chose to keep the background colors similar to Laura's tag. I also chose to use die cut and stamped flowers from WPlus9 instead of using a vellum element in back of the sentiment. I think this tag is more my style then any project I have done lately. I love INKING!!!

To create the background, I used bubble wrap as my stamp. First I die cut a white tag using a PTI tag die. I then took three different colors of distress ink and rubbed them on a piece of bubble wrap, blending them at the same time.

Next I laid the bubble wrap over the tag and "stamped" the bubbles. The background wasn't quite there yet so I misted some water over the top of the tag to make the ink run. I tried to dry it off using a heat gun but it was blowing the color around a bit too much for me so I let it dry naturally.

While the tag was drying, I die cut and stamped a bunch of leaves and flowers. I then used Vintage Photo ink and an ink blender and inked all around each piece, including the dried tag.

Using flat and different widths of foam adhesive, I adhered all the elements to the card.

I liked the way Laura used glossy accents on her tag to look like water drops. Instead of doing this technique, I used translucent sequins in different sizes around the bouquet.

This was the first time in the last couple of weeks that I actually had some inspiration. The bubble wrap technique was a lot of fun to do. I have done it before but do not do it often because I enjoy popping the bubbles and then recycling the wrap. I never have any around!! Do you remember doing that as a kid? It is still fun!!

I will be using this tag on a card but haven't decided how yet. I will definitely post it when it is done.

I want to thank you for stopping by today. Have a great night!!




Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a fabulous tag and I love how you made it too. Bubble wrap is amazing stuff, I would never have thought to use it like you did, I love it.

Nancy Thomas said...

Very pretty - love the look of the distress inks.

Megan Carroll said...

Lovely lovely tag!! I have never heard of the bubble wrap looks great!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome inspired tag -- love the bubble wrap usage! Happy anniversary~

Alanna said...

Such a fun tag. I love the sentiment and how it pops from the rest of it.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Wonderful take on Laura's tag!

Taunya Butler said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Loving that bubble wrap technique and the beautiful colors and florals that went into the creation of this tag!!

~amy~ said...

such a pretty tag...I love all the inkiness!

Virginia Lu said...

Oh isn't bubble wrap FUN? I love your beautiful tag. The stamped background is the perfect backdrop for your flower design, Nora! Beautifully done!

donna mikasa said...

Bubble wrap? Genius! Love the texture and dimension on your tag! Thanks so much for joining us at Tag You're It!

Gayatri said...

Add a technique to the card background and how gorgeous does that tag look? Lovely! Love it. Thanks for playing along TYIC!

jan said...

Love your bright and colorful tag!!