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Bold Bright Tags

January 2, 2016

Why not jump into 2016 with some fun Saturday stamping!

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These designs work great for masculine cards, winter birthdays, and more. Simply add them to a gift bag, notecard, or even use them as a bookmark!

To create her tags, Jill has featured the following stamps:

30-320 Spread Cheer, 30-321 Winter Moments, 30-322 Joy to All

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For her first tag, Jill combined a sunset background with the nature-inspired images.

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TAG TECHNIQUE

Jill began by die cutting a tag from watercolor paper using our Creative Die (51-007 Tagged). Next, she masked off the bottom portion of the tag using painters tape. (See this technique in action in her PB&J video HERE.) She adhered a circle mask for the sun. The sky was then painted with Sakura Koi Field Sketch Box watercolors. Once dry, she stamped the branches (30-320 Spread Cheer) using VersaFine Ink (Majestic Blue). The circular mask was removed and she applied Memento Ink (Peanut Brittle) to color the sun. Before removing the painter’s tape mask at the bottom of the tag, Jill distressed the edges and snowline using Ranger Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) with an ink blending tool and foam pad. Jill then removed the painter’s tape and, with watercolors, painted a shadow along the snow/horizon line. The moose (30-320 Spread Cheer) was stamped using VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black). Once dry, Jill finished the design by lightly painting a shadow for the moose.

Now get ready to travel to the forest with this woodsy tag design.

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TAG TECHNIQUE

Jill began by die cutting a tag from watercolor paper using our Creative Die (51-007 Tagged). Next, she masked off the bottom portion of the tag using painters tape. (See this technique in action in her PB&J video HERE.) She adhered a circle mask for the sun. The sky was then painted with Sakura Koi Field Sketch Box watercolors. Once dry, she stamped the tree (30-320 Spread Cheer) using VersaFine Ink (Olympia Green) and the branches (30-321 Winter Moments) using Ranger Archival Ink (Orange Blossom). The circular mask was removed and she applied Memento Ink (Peanut Brittle) to color the sun. Before removing the painter’s tape mask at the bottom of the tag, Jill distressed the edges and snowline using Ranger Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) with an ink blending tool and foam pad. Jill then removed the painter’s tape and, with watercolors, painted a shadow along the snow/horizon line. The forest friend (30-320 Spread Cheer) was stamped using VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black). Once dry, Jill finished the design by lightly painting a shadow for animal.

Creating a two-tone effect for the birds gives this next tag added dimension.

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TAG TECHNIQUE

Jill began by die cutting a tag from watercolor paper using our Creative Die (51-007 Tagged). Next, she masked off the bottom portion of the tag using painters tape. (See this technique in action in her PB&J video HERE.) The sky was painted with Sakura Koi Field Sketch Box watercolors. Once dry, she first stamped the birds (30-320 Spread Cheer) using Memento Luxe Ink (Rhubarb Stalk). Then she stamped the birds again using VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black). Before removing the painter’s tape mask at the bottom of the tag, Jill distressed the edges and using Ranger Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) with an ink blending tool and foam pad. Jill then removed the painter’s tape and, with watercolors, painted a shadow along the snow/horizon line. The winter traveler and his friend (30-320 Spread Cheer) were stamped using VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black). Once dry, Jill finished the design by lightly painting a second hill/shadow for the boy and his sledding friend.

An unexpected bold background makes this scene a real eye-catcher.

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TAG TECHNIQUE

Jill began by die cutting a tag from watercolor paper using our Creative Die (51-007 Tagged). Next, she masked off the bottom portion of the tag using painters tape. (See this technique in action in her PB&J video HERE.) She adhered a circle mask for the sun. The sky was then painted with Sakura Koi Field Sketch Box watercolors. Once dry, she stamped the snowflakes (30-311 Soft Grace and 30-320 Spread Cheer) using Ranger Archival Ink (Vermilion), The circular mask was removed and she applied Memento Ink (Peanut Brittle) to color the sun. Before removing the painter’s tape mask at the bottom of the tag, Jill distressed the edges and snowline using Ranger Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) with an ink blending tool and foam pad. Jill then removed the painter’s tape and, with watercolors, painted a shadow along the snow/horizon line. The tree (30-322 Joy to All) was stamped using VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black). Once dry, Jill finished the design by lightly painting a shadow for the tree.

And finally, the snowy hill at the bottom of this tag leaves plenty of space to add a stamped sentiment to suit any occasion.

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TAG TECHNIQUE

Jill began by die cutting a tag from watercolor paper using our Creative Die (51-007 Tagged). Next, she masked off the bottom portion of the tag using painters tape. (See this technique in action in her PB&J video HERE.) link to: https://youtu.be/Tmwm9miMyo0 The sky was painted with Sakura Koi Field Sketch Box watercolors. Once dry, stamped the birds (30-320 Spread Cheer) using VersaFine Ink (Onyx Black). Jill then stamped the pine branches (30-321 Winter Moments) using Memento Luxe ink (Lilac Posies) and the Berry Branches (30-320 Spread Cheer) using VersaFine Ink (Imperial Purple). Before removing the painter’s tape mask at the bottom of the tag, Jill distressed the edges and using Ranger Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) with an ink blending tool and foam pad. Jill then removed the painter’s tape and, with watercolors, painted a shadow along the snow/horizon line.

 Are you inspired to try some of these tag techniques? We’d love to see your Penny Black stamped projects in our Penny Circle Flickr gallery or posted to our Facebook page!

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32 Comments leave one →
  1. Holly Saveur permalink
    January 2, 2016 12:57 am

    LOVE them..all so gorgeous!

  2. January 2, 2016 1:48 am

    Love these awesome tags! xxx

  3. moeboe1 permalink
    January 2, 2016 2:17 am

    love these tags………. thank you

  4. Mary Lehett permalink
    January 2, 2016 2:26 am

    Dear Jill,
    I am in awe of the creative beauty of these tags. Wow! Thank you!

  5. Pam permalink
    January 2, 2016 5:01 am

    Jill, these are breath taking tags. I’m going to try something similar with a card. You did such a great job. Thank you for sharing.

  6. mjmarmo permalink
    January 2, 2016 6:08 am

    These are beautiful! Little works of art!

  7. Jan D., FL permalink
    January 2, 2016 6:24 am

    Jill, you are so talented….love tags and yours are terrific.

  8. January 2, 2016 7:32 am

    WOW I love the tags, so lovely.

  9. January 2, 2016 7:42 am

    Love all of these. I make bookmarks for my daughters, their spouses and all five grandchildren…..a family of readers…..so these would be excellent.

  10. Donna Whitten permalink
    January 2, 2016 8:03 am

    Wonderful tags, thanks for the instructions!

  11. January 2, 2016 8:18 am

    Beautiful – fabulous inking!
    Helen x

  12. Sheri K permalink
    January 2, 2016 8:50 am

    Gorgeous tags! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Jackie permalink
    January 2, 2016 9:30 am

    Thanks for the tag techniques. Great coloring.

  14. bjaneglas permalink
    January 2, 2016 9:56 am

    these are fantastic

  15. CM Taylor permalink
    January 2, 2016 9:57 am

    How perfect! One layer and they are so pretty!

  16. DAnn C permalink
    January 2, 2016 10:03 am

    Fabulous!!

  17. Julie permalink
    January 2, 2016 10:51 am

    Jill has such a distinctive style, and I love her techniques. Winter wonder is a great set.

  18. January 2, 2016 11:06 am

    OH WOW!!! FABULOUS TAGS!!!! LOOOVE THEM ALL!!! 😉

  19. Evelyn johnsman permalink
    January 2, 2016 11:06 am

    Great way tags and wonderful colors

  20. knurse22 permalink
    January 2, 2016 11:46 am

    Such cool tags! I must give this a try—tags are so useful for scrap pages, cards, as bookmarks…….Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. January 2, 2016 11:49 am

    What a great tags you are showing here!!
    Beautiful stamps combined with all these beautiful colours, outregious!
    Groetjes Gery

  22. Renee Milner permalink
    January 2, 2016 12:08 pm

    These are all so gorgeously made and the colors are beautiful!

  23. Pat G permalink
    January 2, 2016 12:46 pm

    All of these are just Gorgeous! Colorful and so Creative.

  24. bajonlassiter@comcast.net permalink
    January 2, 2016 6:51 pm

    All these tags are gorgeous. Thanks for the info on creating them. Jill, you are amazing!

  25. January 2, 2016 7:48 pm

    Love the colors! Thanks for sharing how to make them.

  26. January 2, 2016 8:23 pm

    My jaw dropped! Absolutely stunning work by Jill, as always!

  27. Shilpi permalink
    January 3, 2016 8:32 am

    Love all the tags…. Superb Jill…..
    And thank you so much for the detailed explanation. 🙂

  28. Pati L permalink
    January 3, 2016 11:08 am

    Wow, I love the watercolor tags, cool color combos! I do think the animal on the first tag looks a lot more like a caribou than a moose tho. 🙂

  29. Lisa Suriano permalink
    January 3, 2016 12:37 pm

    I just love the technique on these tags! They are beautiful….. Thank you for sharing.

  30. jan metcalf permalink
    January 5, 2016 12:56 pm

    Your tags are absolutely the best!

  31. Gabby permalink
    January 21, 2016 11:29 pm

    FABULOUS tags, Jill! Love all your designs and the creative scenes you have created with the Christmas/winter sets. TFS your tremendous talent and creativity. Gabby 🙂

  32. December 6, 2016 9:50 pm

    Wow..X’s 5! Your vibrant colors and snow masking and shadows with your silhouette stamping made each tag original and stunningl TFS Hugs, Nancy

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