Today we feature another great project from Norma G over at Little Honey Bee Studios. Enjoy!
Hello, Hello Friends!
Norma G. here and I'm back with a Day of the Dead tag. Now I have to tell you, I was very excited when I first saw all of the awesome Day of the Day PWP stamp sets. In fact I might have even squealed just a little, lol. I'd never seen any stamps with these types of designs before and although I'd never made anything related to Day of the Dead before, I just had to have them. So I'm excited to share what I came up with, this is my Day of the Dead tag:
Let's get to work shall we!
I started out with a size 8 manila tag and inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean. Next I randomly stamped the flowers from the Muertos Stamp Set and the fairy tile from the Mélange 3 Stamp Set. I outlined some of the flowers with a white pen to help them stand out a bit against the dark background. Then I added several ribbons to the tag and adhered two rows of black lace to the bottom of the tag. To finish off the background I inked the edges with Golden Fluid Acrylic in Cobalt Teal and then inked it with TH Distress Ink in Black Soot.
Next I used my Cricut to cut out a frame. This is “frame 1” from the Sentimentals Cartridge. I cut a piece of black cardstock at 4.5" using the shadow feature. Then cut the frame again in yellow cardstock to layer on the shadow. Before adhering the yellow frame, I ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and inked it with TH Vintage Photo (inking helps the embossing to show up better). Once it was all inked up, I attached it to the tag.
For the focal point, I choose a stamp from the Skeleton Couples Stamp Set. I stamped it on a scrap of white cardstock, colored it in with oil pastels and doodled a border with a Faber Castell marker. Next I cut a little piece of cardboard and peeled off the top layer to expose the corrugated ridges and inked it with Cobalt Teal. When I was happy with all of the coloring, I attached it to the tag.
I colored in the doodled flowers and stamped image with a white pen.
Time to finish this off!!
I used a double heart fabric appliqué from Tattoo, Inc. and tucked in some black lace. The black flower is by Paper Studio and I inked the edges with Golden Fluid Acrylic in Primary Magenta, highlighted the inner petals with Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic in Indian Yellow and added a gem to the center.
I made the beautiful rose with Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One. I cut the rose out of some red rose pattered paper, inked the edges in TH Vintage Photo and spritzed it with ART-C Copper & Red Glimmer Mists. I tucked in a little flower painted in Indian Yellow to help balance out the yellow frame.
I made the stick pin using a red tipped pin by Industrial Chic by Susan Lenart Kazmer and various Bead Treasures glass beads.
For the final finishing touches, I hand wrote "mi amor" with a white pen on black cardstock, cut and attached.
The heart charm is a little treasure I found at a local flea market :D
This project was so some fun to make and it was actually my first time making a tag. I'll definitely gonna be making some more soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We'd love to hear what you think, so don't be shy :D
Have a Wonderful Day!!