Swaps without parameters can be difficult. And everyone involved is so artsy-fartsy in their own rights. The pressure was on. I must say I struggled with this for quite a while but now I have some tag bases and ideas that won't go to waste!
Across the bottom I stamped the Dylusions border in Fern Green archival ink. The Hero Arts tree was colored with distress markers. The mini movers & shapers bird was cut from black card stock and overstamped with Picket Fence distress paint and a text stamp.
At the top I positioned the Studio 490 Lovely Leaves stencils and filled it with Studio 490 Crackle Embossing Paste that I had colored with Fern Green re-inker. Let dry then replace the stencil and color with darker green and brown distress inks.
Around the edge of the tag I scribbled a graphite pencil then smeared the lines with my finger. The same was done under the leaves to provide shading.
On orange Bazzill card stock I stamped the Dylusions sentiment in Jet Black archival ink. Cut out and edge with brown distress ink. The strips were adhered and Black Enamel Accents created 3 drops that I pulled away from the...just to be different.
* I use this die a lot and it shows. The die separated from the base plate. Oops! Called Sizzix and after a brief description of the problem and a photo to back up the description a new on is on the way. Thank you Sizzix! By the way...now I have an extra base plate to use with my movers & shapers. I'm doubly happy now!