Monday, May 21, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Aster Garden tag [05.21.2018]

Here is one of my Sparkle N Sprinkle May reveal stamp projects. I made a tag, using some digi stamps. I started out with the newly released Aster Garden digi stamp set, and used the sentiment, which reads: "Beautiful minds inspire others" which I think is a wonderful sentiment. I also used some of the digi papers from the Floral Surprise Papers set, which was released a few months ago. It is really fun to use different stamp sets together - and these two worked out so well together. Let's check out the tag I made using these two digi sets, and a tag base. Here it is!

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Aster Garden digi stamp [DIGI893BC]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Floral Surprise Papers digi paper set [DIGI4006FS]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Super Thick White embossing powder [EP355]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Pink Fizz glitter [GM2050]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 2-1/2" Tear-ific Tape [SAT11]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Tonic Swirling Frame Layering Die Set [1462e]
Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes [850N]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops [651N]
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen [888N]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]

I sized and printed the sentiment and layered it over a pink paper background from the Floral Surprise Papers digi set. I printed out the sentiment and background, and then die cut it using my Tonic Tangerine machine, and a Tonic Swirling Frame Layering Die Set die. I layered it over a piece of 2-1/2" Tear-ific Tape, trimmed it with my scissors in the shape of the die cut sentiment label, then burnished in some Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes. I also printed out another digi paper from the Floral Surprise Papers set, and sized it to fit the size of the tag. That background paper is a bit of a newsprint with flowers and a humming bird, which you can see further below. I painted the tag with some white gesso, and let it dry. Then, I sized the background digi paper and layered it over the tag and adhered it down with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I sprinkled on some Super Thick White embossing powder. Because this embossing powder is really chunky and it is best to heat from below - which wouldn't have worked out well because my tag was so thick (chipboard), I decided to heat up my oven to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and I placed my tag onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment paper. I slid this into the oven for a few minutes, and the embossing powder melted perfectly! I removed it from the oven, let it cool, and then I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment panel onto the tag. After this step, I felt like I had too much space between the sentiment and the edge of the tag. I pulled out some 3D dimensional glue dots, and adhered them to the tag. I sprinkled on Pink Fizz glitter and burnished it into these glue dots. This turned out really cool! Check out those globules of pink glitter! Awesome!

I also wanted more dimension. I pulled out some light pink flowers from my stash, brushed on some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and then sprinkled on more Pink Fizz glitter to tie all the colors together. I adhered the pink flowers around the sentiment panel.

And, here are the gorgeous flowers and that sweet hummingbird on the digi Floral Surprise Papers. I did paint over the paper with a light layer of gesso, which toned down the paper a bit. I also brushed on some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen over the hummingbird and flowers. This photo captures some of the sparkle, but it is much more sparkly in real life!

And, here once again, is the full tag. Once I was done decorating it, I pulled out some white and pink ribbons from my stash and tied them onto the tag.

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I really enjoyed using these two digi stamp sets, the Aster Garden which has gorgeous flowers and some amazing sentiments, and the Floral Surprise Papers set for the two backgrounds. It is really fun to combine several sets together, like I did here, to really stretch your stash and create more!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!


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  1. This is so pretty Chris. Love all the shimmer and shine you've created and those little flowers are so pretty! Beautiful project.

  2. Gorgeous tag!
    Love the colors.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Beautiful tag with all the gorgeous details you have added..I love tags and yours is amazing!