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Encouraging Tags

Hello crafters!

It has been such a busy week here on the blog! Inspiration every where!

Our current challenge is Encouragement and I decided nothing could be more encouraging than the sweet characters in the Lil Hoot set from Hero Arts and Operation Write Home. I also really wanted to play around with some backgrounds so I decided to create some tags. Often times I feel a little overwhelmed when trying to use large backgrounds on a card. A tag is a perfect way to use a little bit of a busy background!

I should note that these tags were created by me. I know I should get a die but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I cut my paper and then traced the edge of a large circle die. Trimmed off the top and punched a whole it in. BOOM! Tag 🙂

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For my first tag I smooshed distress inks onto my craft mat and sprayed it with water. I kept dipping my tag in until I like the background. after it was dry I laid down the arrow stencil and put even more distress ink on. Finally I shifted the die over to the right and used my white embossing paste. I like how just bits of the darker color are peaking out. I added a bit of stickles to the tips of the arrows. The elephant was colored with copics, fussy cut, and added with dimensional adhesive.

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For this background I used the Tweed stencil and more distress ink. I just kept shifting the stencil up to get the ombre chevrons. I love the blended look it gives. I flipped the stencil horizontal and added embossing paste creating a subtle cross hatch. I outlined one side of the embossing paste with stardust stickles. Again I colored the bears with copics, fussy cut, and added dimensional adhesive.


This last one was the most fun to create! I love how the starry sky turned out! I added several colors of distress ink keeping it lighter where I knew my moon would be. I flicked on some water and let it dry. I added the stars using the Starry Night stencil then used a silver pen and stardust stickles to add some dots. Copics, Fussy, Dimension. All done!

These guys couldn’t be any cuter! I just love this set 🙂

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