This time I was assigned a small tag...only 2 3/4" x 1 3/8". I love a good challenge, and this was one in the sense that though I do own many Wendy stamp sets, most have images way too large to use on such a small tag. Ultimately I wound up using one of her background stamps and a border stamp. Everything else I did falls under the Wendy style category.
Above, my pile of 12 finished tags. I'm very happy with the way they turned out. Here are the deets for the tag:
- tag inked with wild honey distress ink, then run through my big kick in the victoria cuttlebug folder.
- hit the raised areas with stormy sky distress ink, which came out looking green instead of blue. duh! yellow(wild honey) + blue(stormy sky) = green.
- stamped the left side with the flower border from Wendy's art rules set, and the right side with one of the tiny design elements from Tim's mini cirque alphabet, both with black archival ink.
- filled in the center of the flowers with broken china distress stickles.
- drew some dashes next to the floral border with a dark blue glaze pen.
- he was cut with a stampin' up punch from some of the manila paper left over after cutting the tag down to size; believe it or not, no grungepaper was used in this project.
- the birds were stamped with the herringbone background stamp from Wendy's well worn art set, using black archival ink, then inked all over with broken china distress ink.
- the wing was inked with faded jeans distress ink, and both the body and wing were edged with black soot distress ink.
- the wing was attached to the body with a Tim snap, and the eye is one of Tim's mini fasteners (AKA, a brad).
That tacky little sun charm sitting next to the penny to show scale became my bird's top feathers. First I flattened the charms in my big kick, then I cut them in half (with a plain old scissors -- they are cheap and thin in addition to being tacky). I put a little bit of wadded up super sticky tape on the face part of the charm half and positioned it behind the bird's head. It's OK if you're not as impressed with this as I am. Cause I am impressed enough for all of us.