Monday, June 1, 2020

Garden Tags ~ June Stamp of the Month Bog Hop

Boy oh boy do we have fantastic Stamp of the Month for you in June! Beautiful details and variety as well as so versatile! You definitely want this stamp set! Sit back and check out all the wonderful ideas for using the Garden Tags stamp set by these talented consultants. You will be amazed!

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I wanted to show you and idea for card with this stamp set. I couldn't decide which of the tag images I wanted to I used them all! The card design was inspired by a card from Lisa Graham. I tweaked the colors and papers for my project and love the way they turned out! The coloring was done with our TriBlend Markers which make it easy for blending colors since you have 3 shades of the color in one marker. I used our Thin Cut Stitched Rectangles Dies to get the black and striped layers. The tags were cut with our coordinating Tags and Tabs Thin Cut Dies. Using Thin Cuts makes it so easy and eliminates fussy cutting!

To get the best results with the TriBlend markers I started with the lightest color first. Next I added some shadow to give some dimension in either the medium or dark shade. After that I went over it again with the light shade. This last step gives a nice blend to the colors. These markers are great AND it's like getting 3 markers in one! The sparkle you see in the close-up photos is from a Clear Shimmer Brush. I love how it adds that sparkly sheen to whatever you paint it on!

As I mentioned Garden Tags is our June Stamp of the Month. This means it's only available from June 1-30. You can even get it for a big discount with a qualifying order! Click here to see the details.

June Stamp of the Month: Garden Tags
Tags and Tabs Thin Cut Dies

I just finished this layout and decide to add it to this post. I kind of dreamed it up as I was falling asleep the other night. I wanted a soft and gentle look to the layout. I random stamped a tag from the stamp set and filled in some of the space with the single flower. I only colored part of the images using a water brush and ink lifted from the lid of the stamp pad. It was easy to do but did take a bit of time. I added some Gold Glitter Gems for a tiny bit of sparkle and kept the bow white for the journal tag. I cut the journal tags with the Thin Cuts if both colors then offset them as layers. 

Additional Close To My Heart products used for the cards
Additional Close To My Heart products used for the layout
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Ballerina, Charcoal
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Ballerina, Pewter
  • Water Brush
  • Embellishments: Gold Glitter Gems, With Ribbon
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Now it's time to hop over and see what Haley Dyer has created to share with us! I know you'll love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Beautiful cards! I love how your background stamping looks with the vintage photo. Great idea.

  2. These cards are so pretty and your colouring is fabulous. Great idea to use the tag images as a background - they add such a soft touch to your layout.

  3. What a gorgeous collection of cards!

  4. I really love your set of cards, but I'm gasping over the background paper you stamped for the layout. Fabulous.

  5. Beautiful cards! Love the pink with touches of Wisteria!

  6. WOW! you've been busy, love the cards, lovely coloring, and amazing random stamped layout.

  7. Love the random stamping idea. I would have never thought of using a tag to do the random stamping.


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