“Courage” Tag with Card

“Courage” Tag with Card

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This tag was made for the Mod Squad Challenge “Tag It!” where we were to create a tag. We could make just a tag, any size, or attach one by using a little pocket on the card.  (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)

I wasn’t sure if the tag had to be attached to the card using a pocket, or if it could be attached to a card in any way and the pocket was just how Cat decided to do it as an example. In any event, I included a picture of the tag by itself, and of it attached to a card base.

This is also being entered in the Perfectly Rustics Design Challenge No. 33 – Colour Combo.  For this challenge, we were to use three Stampin’ Up! colours (shown below) to create our project. Equivalent colours in different products are allowed! (http://perfectlyrustics.com/2014/10/06/prdc-no-33-colour-combo/)

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I did not have these stampin’ up products, so I used equivalent colors that I had on hand.

The inks I used to try to match the required colors are:

  • Pistachio Pudding – Copic Marker B72 in airbrush  (The B72 looks like pistachio pudding when airbrushed and more blue when just coloring.  A closer match to the pistachio pudding is G21 when writing/coloring straight from the marker.)
  • Soft Suede – Copic Marker E44 in airbrush and Gina K warm cocoa ink
  • Early Espresso – Copic Marker E79 and Gina K dark chocolate ink

The card stock I used was white (inked with varying amounts of Gina K warm cocoa ink), Gina K dark chocolate, and a manila tag.

I hope they are close enough matches.  I don’t know exactly what the colors are supposed to look like, and am trying to match them from my computer screen which is not always accurate when it comes to colors!

For the background, I sponged warm cocoa ink over the entire panel.  I then stamped the Hero Arts “Old Letter Writing” over it in warm cocoa ink.  The whole panel was sponged again with a Tim Holtz “Harlequin” stencil and warm cocoa ink.  This panel was mounted on a dark chocolate card base.

The center panel was sponged with warm cocoa ink and mounted on a dark chocolate base.

I used the ABS Monoprinting Technique to cover the whole tag with the “pistachio pudding” color.  This technique is done with the Copic Airbrush System (ABS) (or use gun with compressor) which creates a marbleized background.  The Copic Markers I used were B72 and E44, along with colorless blender solution in a mini mister (spritzer), and the manila tag.  The ink was airbrushed in spots on my craft mat and then spritzed (with a mini mister) with the colorless blender.  Once the ink started to pool or formed puddles, I put the tag, face-down, onto the craft mat into the ink puddles. I twisted the tag slightly when picking it up and then placed it in the ink again, and again until I covered my panel.  This works best with glossy card stock, and since I was using a plain tag, I got a lot of spots that weren’t covered when I was done.  I ended up airbrushing a light coat of the B72 directly over the whole thing to fill in the parts I missed before.

Next, I used a mask from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Masks-Borderline set and airbrushed over it using Copic E44.

I then stamped a bunch of images in dark chocolate using the Hero Arts “Musical Collage” stamp, the stems from the Tim Holtz “Flights of Fancy” set, and several images and the sentiment from the Tim Holtz “French Memories” set.

To make the leaves, I inked paper using warm cocoa ink and cut the leaves using the Tim Holtz tattered leaves die.  I used a stamp from the Tim Holtz “Falling Leaves” set with dark chocolate ink to add some detail to the leaves.  This stamp does not really fit these die cuts, but I stamped them somewhat randomly to cover them.  I inked the edges with dark chocolate ink and also used this to fill in areas that weren’t covered by the stamp.

The sheer ribbon was heated with my heat tool to crinkle it up a bit.

The tag was mounted on dark chocolate card stock and round clips were added.

Thanks for checking out my tag and card project!

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3 thoughts on ““Courage” Tag with Card

  1. Dear lady this tag is wonderful!! I love the sentiment, the warmth of colour, the layout and the fun way you’ve attached it to your card!! SOOOOO COOL!! 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    smiles Sharnee 🙂


  2. Pingback: Perfectly Rustics Colour Combo Challenge (Runner Up) & Mod Squad Tag It Challenge – (Third Place) | I Played With Paper Today!

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