Friday, September 10, 2010
Welcome to the Orange Blog Hop. If you happened by not knowing about the hop, we're having a Fiskateer hop today celebrating all things orange a la the orange handled scissors I love so much. If you aren't yet a Fiskateer, I hope you'll consider joining in. All you need to do to get started is send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know about your craft interests.
I had loads of fun playing around with my new favorite Fiskars punches and stamp set to come up with this orange tag for you. It's a bit on the yellow side of orange, but it does look more orange in real life. I used some of my old favorites here, too. The base is an Avery tag covered with sewing pattern paper. It's pretty delicate, so a glue stick on the tag is about all it takes. I wrinkled up the pattern paper first for texture and then used a brayer after I got it glued down to get it to stick good and get out the air bubbles. I then stamped over the paper using Versafine Ink and the stamp set called For the Birds. The border punch is called In Stitches. The flowers are by Hero Arts with a sewing snap through the middle. I painted Radiant Pearls over the top of the tag and on the top flower. The sentiment is stamped onto a scrap with the same Versafine ink and then punched out with a new squeeze punch called Postage Stamp. That's a piece of old measuring tape tied up on the top.
I have an extra set of the For the Birds stamps to give away to one lucky hopper who leaves a comment here. Be sure you sign in with enough info so I can find you after the hop if you win. Next stop on the hop: Kate Blue #4529
Thanks for stopping by today.