My stamping buddy Bonnie has a wonderful blog - Google Craftiblog to check it out - and a few of her internet friends occasionally send her craft items as a challenge to see what she can do with whatever they send her. One gal sent along an envelope of items which Bonnie shared with us in July. Our challenge was to use the materials and bring the finished item(s) to August Shoebox Night. Here's what I finally finished - I had the basic item stamped for our meeting and made some final changes.
Tri-fold Manilla Tag and Acetate
First I colored the tag with Distress Inks including silver and gold. I stamped the sentiment twice, once on the card base and again on the acetate. I colored the acetate with Sharpie markers, trimmed the acetate and adhered to the center, slightly off side to create some depth. The trees were stamped on either side and embellished with Flower Soft. The metallic leaves were found at Michaels, a package of about 40 for $1!!!
Large Manilla Tag
The tag was colored with inks, then I stamped the central image (one of my favorites!). I masked the image and stamped the top and bottom with a marbelized background stamp and added the embellishments to the bottom and fibers to the top.
(Yet) Another Fall CardThe central image is acetate run through the CB using an embossing folder. I then colored using Alcohol Inks. The tag is from Spellbinders, and I used a $1 stamp for the sentiment, adding gold peel-offs instead of ribbon. Simple and fun to make.
Another Use for a Tag and Acetate