I really didn't think I needed any of these sets but after using them a few times I've discovered they really are a timesaver if you are making multiples, which I often do. Why not? You already have the tools out...make the most of them.
This challenge is being sponsored by Inspiration Emporium. Joy is offering a $25 gift certificate to her store; she has lots of unique things so you should check out her offerings. There's also a prize package from Tim & Mario that goes to the winner of the Curiosity Crew's Choice. And don't forget to check out and comment on the blogs of all the Curiosity Crew; that's a requirement. Not only are you learning how to use your products but there's also the inspiration you have from the other participants. It's a win-win situation!
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Ranger: Vintage Photo distress marker; distress inks (Frayed Burlap, Old Paper, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs); Potting Soil archival ink; embossing ink; Ancient Gold/Tarnished Gold embossing powder; Glossy Accents
Sizzix: Woodgrain Texture Fade; Autumn Gatherings dec. strip alterations die; Leaf Blueprint Stamps & Framelits
Stampers Anonymous: Purely Random (CSS27843)
To create the background on the tag I followed the technique found in Book 2, pg. 64. Loved this and hated to cover it up!
The image was stamped twice in embossing ink; once on watercolor paper and again on crinoline that had received a coat of gesso. The embossing powder I chose is more like a rose gold; very pretty.
All the leaves and label were colored with distress inks. A few spatters were added to the main image.
I only have 2 Stamps & Framelits sets (the other one is the cupcake) but I can see that a few more might be in my shopping cart in the near future.