Friday, 10 August 2012


I made some tags for the Tando Creative blog this week, at my local craft group we have taken to exchanging tags/toppers instead of ATCs so we can use them on cards or pages.  I loved making these and getting all inky and messy as usual (that blue cosmic shimmer mist stays on my hands for a little while :))

So the first one - I used my Tim Holtz mini stamps for the quote, and a piece of old map, torn dictionary page, my AC Chaps chevron stamp, some garden twine and the Tando Compass.  I covered it in gold ink and then shook silver embossing powder across the top as sometimes you get some really lovely colour combinations when you use a coloured ink....I discovered this by accident when I made a UTEE frame.  I also added some more gold over the top to give the compass it's dull golden feel.

The next is one of my favourite chipboard pieces....which will appear on a page soon - hot air balloons.  I used a clear embossing powder and AC Chaps grid stamp to create the resist and then I spritzed it with green cosmic shimmer, and inked around the edge with some brown distress ink.  I also tied some garden twine.  The background is the Tando Harlequin mask and I used red and orange glimmer mist, then layered up some simple stories papers, more dictionary and I used my simple stories yearology stamps.  The quote was from a stamp I borrowed at the aforementioned craft group....but I can't remember who made it!

The last tag is actually a kraft tag, I started with the Tando sequin waste mask, and some deep blue cosmic shimmer mist, but it didn't look right so I spritzed a lighter blue mist over the top, and was pleasantly surprised by the subtle effect.  I then painted some of the chipboard stars in yellow and sprinkled glitter over the top.  I stamped out my title and put some sequin waste on too.

There is loads of great inspiration over on the blog so here is the link.


  1. Fabulous stuff Katherine, it's fun how these mini embellishments can really make a massive difference to a page and they are totally unique to the maker - love it!

  2. great tags!! love all the details on them

  3. These are fantastic! I find it's so much easier to use some of these artsy techniques on the smaller canvas of a tag. Love that you are swapping them. I haven't done a swap in a long time. They are fun! :)

  4. Great tags, I can see the appeal to receive one of these:) Yes, the blue does tend to stain I'm site people wonder what I have been doing when j go put with stained hands.

  5. Came here from Tando - great tags, and so many other wonderful projects on your blog too... I'm signing up!!
    Alison x


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