Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Sending Hugs


While recently digging through my stash, I found some snippets of water colored paper that were large enough to be put to good use, so I searched through my drawer of tiny clear stamp sets and found this one by G Studio from 2008. I bought a lot of these stamp sets at Michael's when they were popular, and I decided to make a tag with this snippet. I used a glaze pen to color the circle around the "1" but the rest of the tag was already pre-colored from a former project. I used a set of unbranded stitched tag dies and added a few Taylored Expressions enamel stickers in green and blue colors. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and says "Redeemable at a Moment's Notice." The background was embossed with a Darice Brick Wall folder and I swiped 2 Distress ink pads over it in the colors of tumbled glass and twisted citron to match the tag, then put it all on a pool party card stock base. The twine was saved from a Lawn Fawn order and the blue and green colors match perfectly.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

The Retro Rubber Challenge #113 - anything goes (use stamps older than 1 yr)


the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe challenge - must use a manual machine to cut and/or emboss - I used my big Shot and the vertical line 
on the far left



Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!

Carol

20 comments:

jimlynn said...

Fabulous card and I LOVE the way you did the embossed background. Love the muted colors too. I have some of the Studio G stamps and like to use them on occasion too. Love your card.
Lynn

Stampsnob. said...

Good card Love the folder...……….Lis

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful tag design and it looks fantastic on your embossed background.

Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful card and love the embossing and sentiment.
Faith x

JD/ Jill said...

Cute tag card!

Claire said...

Turquoise and lime green work together so well and bring a zesty fresh feel to your card. The black really makes the colours pop and bless, that sentiment is priceless... fab card x

Claire said...

Turquoise and lime green work together so well and bring a zesty fresh feel to your card. The black really makes the colours pop and bless, that sentiment is priceless... fab card x

aussie aNNie said...

Love this, such a lovely stamp to use for someone special. The EF looks fab. xx

Darnell said...

Beautiful, Carol! I love the light greens, blues, and pool party! Your little tag coupon hug is so sweet and I'm loving that stylized brick wall e/f!! Hugs, Darnell

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I too own many of these sets, and I am sorry I missed this one. What an adorable image on the tag, and the sentiment on the bottom finishes it off nicely. Just have to love all the bits we have saved over the years... they really do come in handy!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love that “redeemable at a moments notice” stamp! Great to get out these older stamps and scraps and make a sweet card.

Wendy said...

You always make the best cards, Carol! I love the soft pretty colors of this one! The tag is beautiful as is the embossed background panel! I have never seen that EF. I also love the added enamel dots! Super cute card!! :)

crafty-stamper said...

Great card love the embossing folder and the sentiment stamps-great use of leftovers too
carol x

scrAPpamondo said...

Ah ah ah!!! Fabulous and so clever! :D Love the sentiments, they matches together perfectly and make me smile! :) Great use of that water coloured snippet, and love the black layer that makes it stand out!! Beautiful embossed background, too! Fabulous use of your scraps!
Hugs :)

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, a super embossed background the lovely water colour tag.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jan Clothier said...

Isn't it great when those dreaded craft room cleanups reveal gold? That little watercoloured piece was far too pretty to waste and it's made a lovely card. I love the sentiment of it and the texture you've achieved in the embossed background is fabulous. Thank you for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Macimbalo said...

Love the coupon tag - great idea and your design is amazing! Thanks so much for linking up at ATSM!

Inkyfingers said...

Love the idea of using the tag as a centrepiece and the background embossing is lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

Claire Grantham said...

Love this card and that you could use some watercoloured scraps to make it. I will always take a free hug..just saying ;) Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

I save bits and pieces as well, and enjoy putting together cards like you have. Such a wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber for our Anything Goes Challenge!