Tuesday 10 February 2015

New Stamps. Tag Card

Here is another sample from my new stamp collection. This is a tag on a card. I used a number 8 tag and a piece of Chatsworth paper as my substrates. 

Onto the Chatsworth I brayered Beach Hut, Inky Pool, Orchid and Spanish Mulberry. Onto the tag I brayered Pumpkin Soup, Guacamole and Tinned Peas.  Over the blue/pink paint I stamped the leaf from EDY13 and also the text from that plate. 

Next I used a brown Archival ink to stamp the border from EDY13, quite lightly, I wanted this to fade away into the background and not be prominent. Inbetween the borders i stamped the starry background stamps to fill in the gaps, again I stamped very lightly. I edged the tag with a little brown ink.  

 On a small piece of Chatsworth I painted some Pumpkin Soup and some Autumn Fire, then stamped the dotty flowers from EDY13. 

I added a litle more Autumn fire to parts of the flower heads and then decided that I wanted parts to be blue, but that is a translucent.. so first I added some Snowflake. Once dry I was able to add the Beach Hut. 

I cut out all the blue leaves and layered them up then added the dotty flower heads, this made a really nice flower. I stamped the stems from the dotty flower onto Chatsworth. I wanted the flower heads to be spaced further apart, so I bent the stems over before stamping, so there were much bigger gaps between them. 

Now all I had to do was attache the heads to the stems and add them to the tag.  To add a little shimmer I painted over the blue spots with Metallic Glaze. 

I really love these flowers, they are quite large so you really do need to bend those stems over. I only glued down the main area of each petal, leaving the points free, I then very gently curled them up. 

Finally I added the text. 

To add stability, and to make this into a greeting card I attached the tag to a tall card blank. I really like how the flower petals hang outside the card edges. 

I liked it so much I made another one, in a slightly lighter colour, the flowers in this one are more purple. 

I can see me making this designs lots, so simple but effective. Hope you liked it. All my stamps are available now from your favourite PaperArtsy retailer. 

I will be back soon with another sample. I am off now to eat cake for breakfast as it is my birthday. 

Darcy x


  1. great tag and card - and enjoy your birthday cake breakfast!

  2. Another fabulous design. Happy Birthday and enjoy your day! x

  3. Wonderful card, your leaf flowers are fantastic. Enjoy your breakfast cake and your Birthday Darcy:-) xxx

  4. Happy Birthday Darcy. Oooh, cake. Yummy. Like your tags. Love the leaf flowers. Have a great day. Hugz

  5. it's beautiful. . . love those stamps


    birfidttty day - make it extra happittttty

  6. Fabulous Darcy! Loving the new stamps! Happy Birthday! Chrisx

  7. Hope you're having a lovely birthday. These are gorgeous!

  8. Love the colours used on this tag card. Mum bought me set 13 today as a suprise early Easter present, that made me so happy...guess what I'm going to be doing tomorrow!:). Xxx.

    1. Aww what a fabulous chocolate substitute, ( hope you still get choc too) I look forward to seeing what you create. Make sure you blog it and show me. X

  9. Darcy,
    Great new stamp sets and I love these flowers. Happy Birthday

  10. This makes lovely flowers, Darcy! I love your quote!

    Lucy x