Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monarch Birthday Tag for So Suzy Stamps

Today, I'm mixing it up a little bit, creating this mixed media birthday tag for So Suzy Stamps. I rarely make tags, although it's a super fun and crafty thing to do.  I just love cards so much, that I rarely veer from that.  However, I needed to make one for a specific gift, so here we are.  I'm featuring several stamps from the new August release; Monarch Butterfly, Happiest Moments and Small Solid Butterflies.  Scroll down for details.......




First off, I've been experimenting with Ranger distress oxide inks and had actually made this card base, textured stenciled arrows and all, but had set it aside because I just wasn't feeling it.  You know the feeling, right?  I made a video recently showing how to make a cloud background with oxides and this uses that same technique, inking a torn paper edge, but going in vertical and horizontal directions.  The stenciled arrows were created by laying down an arrow stencil, spreading a goop of Nuvo crystal drops with a palette knife and sprinkling gold extra fine glitter on top, then allowing to dry.   So, that's my base.




For my butterfly, I heat embossed my Monarch butterfly on vellum with Nuvo Hot Chocolate embossing powder.  Because vellum will curl when wet, I taped down all the edges, then colored with Tombow brush markers.  I quickly heat dried, then applied a thin coat of Nuvo, clear Morning Dew Crystal Drops and heat set with my craft heat tool.  It gets a little bubbly but that just adds to the fun of mixed media textures.




Next, I stamped my sentiment on vellum, swiping the stamp with a brown Tombow marker, heat setting, then carefully writing over the sentiment with an Arteza Premium glitter pen.  Be very careful when doing this, that you don't smudge your wording.  Zap with a heat tool to dry.




Before placing my vellum popped out sentiment, I stamped the small solid butterflies along the bottom right and top right of my tag, so they're peeking out.  These were inked with Ranger Brushed Corduroy distress ink.




I added lots of burlap ribbon, twine, string and more with my Westcott hot glue pen.




I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  It's yet another reminder to never throw away your experiments.  You never know when they might come in handy for another project.  If you'd like to create with any of these products, I have shopping links below.  Thanks for stopping in today!

Be sure and visit the So Suzy Stamps Blog for more inspiration!





Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
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SBC | Blitsy | SSS | Amazon
Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SBC | Blitsy | SSS
Misti Original
Misti Original
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Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
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SBC | Blitsy
Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
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SBC | SSS
Nuvo Hot Chocolate Embossing Powder
Nuvo Hot Chocolate Embossing Powder
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Versamark Clear Watermark Ink
Versamark Clear Watermark Ink
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SSS
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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SBC
28 Lilac Lane Autumn Afternoon Embellishment Kit
28 Lilac Lane Autumn Afternoon Embellishment Kit
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SBC
So Suzy Stamps Happy Moment Sentiment
So Suzy Stamps Happy Moment Sentiment
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So Suzy
RangerInk Distress Oxides Bundle One
RangerInk Distress Oxides Bundle One
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SBC
So Suzy Stamps Monarch Butterfly
So Suzy Stamps Monarch Butterfly
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So Suzy
So Suzy Stamps sm. solid butterflies
So Suzy Stamps sm. solid butterflies
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So Suzy
Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
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Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Broken China
Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Broken China
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So Suzy
Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops
Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops
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So Suzy
Westcott Premium Hot Glue Pen
Westcott Premium Hot Glue Pen
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Amazon
Tombow Dual Brush Secondary 10 pc set
Tombow Dual Brush Secondary 10 pc set
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SBC
Signo White Uni-ball gel pen
Signo White Uni-ball gel pen
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SBC
Ranger Ink Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Ranger Ink Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
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SBC
Arteza Glitter Gel Pens Premium 60 ct.
Arteza Glitter Gel Pens Premium 60 ct.
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