Tuesday I was inspired to create. I had just finished looking through the Verve Release Spotlight Blog Hop and I read that this week was a Get Your Diva On challenge, to create something on or with a tag.
I wasn’t sure if I could make time to play along, but then my mind started figuring out something new I wanted to try; gigantic cardboard!
I grabbed some kraft paper from Hobby Lobby (it is a very toothy/textured cardstock) and about ten Prismacolor markers. I cut the paper into about a 4 x 11 inch strip and misted it down with water. I set the paper down on my cutting mat and then weaved a marker below it and above it, pressing down on it all as I went so that it would stay flat, but also so it would curve the cardstock. Once done, I grabbed a mason jar as stops for the weaved paper, keeping the markers flat with a couple more jars on top and walked away for it to dry. The next day I went for the white glue bottle and some more kraft cardstock of the same size and created the top and bottom of the cardboard. Those instructions are found on Youtube here. I walked away and let it dry over night.
Oh this was so much fun to make! I played with all the techniques or embellishments styles I’ve been seeing this week during Verve’s release week blog hop.
The tag front was created using the Viva La Verve Week 2 sketch by Andrea Ewen this month.
Thanks for hanging in there to the end! I hope you are having a great weekend, everybody!
Tag Size: 4 x 8 inches
Stamps: New Mercies, Sweet Scallop Tag Stamp
Paper: Journey (Authentique Papers), kraft (Hobby Lobby), Dark Blue
Ink: VersaMark, Ranger Tea Dye Stain Ink
Accessories: Sweet Scallop Die, Liquid Pearls, MFT scallop die, Martha Stewart border die, sewing machine, Sissix embossing folder, poster chalks, Glimmer mist, Stampin Up silver cord, Brocade Blue ribbon, shell button, Hemp twine, Jute twine, Zing Silver Embossing Powder