Monday, February 18, 2013

Mixed Media Monday - Sun and Stars

Hi All!  Tara C. here with another Mixed Media Monday post.  I love mixed media - it means  I get to pull out paint and sprays and do a lot more of the 'messy' stuff that I don't do normally on my cards.  For today's project I incorporated all of the above into a cool and masculine birthday tag!

I started with a kraft tag cut with my Cricut and then started in with the fun stuff.  I first sprayed the right hand side of the tag with Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist in Creme de Chocolat for a bit of dimension and then added some fun stamps in acrylic paints.  The focal point is the blazing sun image at the top and bottom of the tag from the  'Earth and Sky' cling set and then I added my favorite polka dots, some sets of lines and triple stamped happy birthday.

I added a gift card holder on the front along with a sweet but not too mushy sentiment.  Painted, glittered and sprayed stars along with a few metal studs accent the rest of the tag.  Fun to make, more fun to give!

One of my favorite mixed media projects is to stamp on ribbon.  This is ivory twill that has been stamped with the double dot border in Staz-On ink.  Love it! You can use other dye inks, like Memento, for a softer, fuzzier look.  Staz-On or other solvent inks go on darker and more permanently.

There you have it - a bold, vibrant tag for those special men in your life! thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit again this week for more beautiful  inspiration from my fellow design team members.


  1. This is gorgeous!! I love the design and the layers!! The sentiment is fabulous!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Awesome tag Tara! I love the stamped ribbon! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  3. Hi Tara! Wonderful tag, I love your use of some many different stamps. Beautiful work!! :D

  4. wonderful masculine tag...something I struggle with...thanks for the great ideas

  5. Wonderful tag, Tara! I love the use of colors and the stamps together. All of those added elements really make this special.


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