Thursday, October 9, 2014


Hello Friends

I made this tag for the Make It Take It Challenge over at the craft stamper. The colours also fit in with the Unity Be Inspired Challenge.  I love the colours of all of. the leaves on the trees right now so I wanted to keep with an autumn theme.  I was going for a grungy, distressed look  to match the meaning of the sentiment. So I decided to make another tag. I cut this one out of cardboard.  I used some gesso over the card then applied my distress inks. Then I peeled the edges of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated look underneath.  Next I heat embossed the flower on top with white embossing powder. Then I stamped my sentiment using the same 3 inks on the tag and cut it up and glued the words on separately. Finally I took some ribbon and coloured them with my distress inks to coordinate with the tag. This is something a little different for me as I usually go with a much cleaner look. I really do like the way it turned out though.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Mandi xox

Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint & Seedless Preserves
Unity Stamp Company  Stamps - Insightful Meadows & Everything Resides in Hope
Corrugated Card 

Simon Says Stamp Wed 
Friends With Flair 
Simon Says Stamp Monday 


  1. using the cardboard made for a unique tag! Love the colors you used.

  2. love the look of your tag - love the cardboard tag and the texture
    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

  3. Adore the sentiment Mandi and it turned out .... gorrrrgeous!! xoxox

  4. Such a pretty tag with great layers and colors.

  5. I love all the textures and colors! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  6. Gorgeous tag! love the mixed media look! Beautiful sentiment!

  7. I used this stamp for my FWF project, too!! :) Your tag is wonderful!!! You have pulled this style off with flair! :) Thanks for sharing.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. Your very creative tag is a knock out!

  9. BEAUTIFUL tag, Mendi! Thanks for sharing your creative process! And thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Watercolor” Challenge!

  10. I like the colors and texture.

  11. Outstanding tag! Love the fall colors.

  12. Great tag, Mandi! The touch of white is very pretty. Thank you for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  13. Oooh, what a lovely tag, love it!

  14. Such a pretty tag! Love the gorgeous background, the white flowers and great sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  15. A gorgeous tag Mandi, thanks you for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

  16. Lovely tag ..... great colours, and I love all the texture. Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  17. Fab tag, lovely colours and the cardboard gives a great base. Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge this month, good luck. Nikki xx


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