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Hello again!! It’s time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Tag It

We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I couldn’t only make one tag for this challenge. I wanted to play around with colors and stamps so this is what I came up with. I started with the rose stencil called Thorned by Tim Holtz.

I love how each of these turned out. I used Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock Tags for each one. For the roses, I used Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide Ink and for the leaves and vines I used Rustic Wilderness D.O. ink.

I LOVE the Papillon Butterfly Stamp Set so I used the largest stamp from the set and I stamped it with Walnut Stain D.O. ink. Although the Papillon Butterfly stamp set comes with butterfly stamps, I chose to use a different stamp set for the butterflies. I used the Flutter, Floral and Trellis Stamp and Stencil Set and I stamped them with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I went around the entire tag and ink blended more of the Walnut Stain D.O. ink. My sentiment is also from the Flutter, Floral and Trellis Stamp and Stencil Set and I thought this sentiment was perfect for my tags and oh so true!! I heat embossed the sentiment with Copper Super Fine Embossing Powder on some Ivory Card stock and then darkened it up some with the Walnut Stain D.O. ink. I popped it up with some Black Foam Strips and cut a thin black border to go around it.

I wanted to try and make a tag that was a little bit brighter and more colorful so I used the stencil from the Flutter, Floral and Trellis set. I like this stencil because it has a floral stencil at the top and then this beautiful moroccan trellis at the bottom. I used Watermelon, Peachy and Citrine Pawsitively Saturated Inks for the flowers and Rustic Wilderness D.O. for the leaves and stems.

I used the Watermelon and Peachy inks on the lower half of the stencil as well. Once again, I stamped the largest stamp from the Papillon Butterflies stamp set but this time I stamped it in Weathered Wood. It was a little darker than I was hoping for but I had already committed so I just went with it. I heat embossed my sentiment the same way with the copper embossing powder and popped it up with foam strips.

I went around the entire tag with the Peachy ink to soften the contrast between the ivory tag and the colors from the stencil and stamps.

This tag is the same, just different inks. I used Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed D.O. inks for the flowers with Wild Honey in the centers.

I ink blended Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade on the lower portion of the tag.

For the Papillon Butterflies image I stamped it in Duckling Ink this time so it was a little softer than the previous tag. I heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing Powder on black card stock and then added some twine and ribbon to all three.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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