Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Love TAGplorations


I'm very excited to be part of STAMPlorations Love TAGplorations, seven days of Valentine tag making fun. We hope you will like the tags we have created with the DT to give to the important people in our lives and to showcase the gorgeous new Valentine's stamps, stencils and dies in the STAMPlorations shop. And as usual this wouldn't be half as much fun unless you could join us in the celebrations by commenting on the tags you see during the event and by linking up your own tags too which you can do between February 8th and 14th. And there are loads of prices:
  • 3 randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
  • 1 randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
  • 1 randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
  • 1 randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder
Also don't forget that you can use the discount code STAMPGIRLKAROLA to get 20% off your purchase in the STAMPlorations store if you want to, see the end of this post for further details.
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For today's tag, I used Faber Castell watercolour pencils to colour through the Zen Hearts stencil onto a kraft tag I cut using the larges of the Luggage Tags Nesting Dies. I then traced the outlines of the coloured pieces using a white gel pen. To match my white outlined stencilled heart I die cut the Clustered Hearts Die from white card and also from a scrap of pink card from my UFO box - I think I created this with Tim Holtz Distress Paints. I then sprayed the tag with gold perfect pearls to give it a very subtle gold sheen - unfortunately I didn't manage to capture that in the photo.

I used another scrap of watercoloured card I created with Distress paints, this time in pink and blue to die cut the "always" using Always Word Die. I adhered the die cut pieces to the tag and stamped the first part of the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black using a stamp from the Pocket Blooms stamp set. For a finishing touch I added some stickles to the die cut sentiment, a few adhesive rhinestones and a white ribbon from my stash.

Pocket Blooms
Zen Hearts

Card:
kraft card, scrap of white 250 gsm card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney watercolour paper
Stamps: STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms
Stencils: ARTplorations Zen Hearts
Inks and colouring: Tim Holtz Distress Paints, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Faber Castell watercolour pencils, White Gel Pen
Other: Adhesive gems and white ribbon from my stash, Ranger Coffee Ice Stickles

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes. If you have any questions or problems, just let me know!


24 comments:

MariLynn said...

Lovely tag. Love the colors you used with the stenciled part.

vinita jain said...

Beautiful mix n match of stencils and heart die, love the colors!

Mac Mable said...

So creative, love the pretty colours and how you've done the background with part of the stencil x

Marsha said...

Love the use of the stencil. Thanks for the inspiration.

M Strach said...

Well done! :) Great inspiration :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Sweet tag. Love the clustered hearts die ... on my wish list! :-)

nancy littrell said...

I love your Zen Hearts stenciling, colors, kraft tag and die cut Always. TFS Karola. Hugs.

Suchi said...

What a beauty! Love the addition of colors on Kraft! :)
Suchi xx

*Vicki* said...

What a gorgeous tag! Really love the colors and your shimmery sentiment over top!! That heart die is so fun to play with! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Fantastic.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful tag...love it.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Pretty tag -love how you used the stencil in the background:)

Valerija said...

Very sweet! Love the hearts.
Valerija xx

Jennifer Earley said...

Sweet card! Love the stencils and colors!

Preety said...

beautiful work :)

Ann said...

Super cute tag and love the Zen Hearts stencil.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty tag! Love the Zen Hearts!

Craftyfield said...

Fab! Love the colours with the Kraft base.

Kathy M said...

great tag - love the kraft paper and hearts

Sue LD said...

very pretty with all of the hearts.

Ina G said...

Fabulous tag with so many elements added for such a stunning result. Love the soft colours you used Karola.

Helen Budz said...

Your kraft card base gives this design great versatility. Thanks for sharing it.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love that heart. Has a whimsical feel
to it. the colors are so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous colour stencilling on the Kraft card, love this! xxx