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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Guest Post - A Thank You Bouquet by Jan Thompson

Our guest blog spot this week belongs to Jan Thompson, who has chosen to create this lovely tag. So it's all yours Jan.

I was so thrilled Glenda asked me to Guest DT for Chocolate Baroque so I had a play and this is what I came up with. 

  • I cut the tag out on my Silhouette Portrait die cutting machine using Kraft card.
  • Using Floral Bouquet I stamped the main image with Versamark and then embossed with black embossing powder. 
  • I then coloured the flowers with Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves & Crushed Olive distress inks. Tip: Make sure each colour of ink is dry before adding the next one so that they don't bleed together.
  • Next, to create a background, I stamped randomly around the main image with the Teeny Weeny Meadow stamps using Crushed Olive.
  • When everything was completely dry I distressed the edges with the Picked Raspberry to emphasise the colour in the bouquet.
  • Finally I added some twine and the Thank You message.
Hope you like it.
We did and our thanks to you Jan for taking the time to design this tag for us. I hope you show your appreciation by leaving a comment and if you would like to see more of Jan's work then please visit her blog Jan Loves to Craft.



  1. Such a lovely tag Jan. Really enjoyed reading your post. Great tip about the ink. I also love the background you have created with the small stamp and the crushed olive. Beautiful backdrop. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Hugs, Flo xx

  2. Great tag, this is a beautiful
    Stamp, Px

  3. Love the shape and those holes; gives the beautiful image more interest!

  4. beautiful tag Jan - the shape is lovely and the stamp looks wonderful xx

  5. What a sweet little flower tag in a beautiful shape.

  6. Beautiful tag and great description of how you created it. Shirleyx

  7. What a beautiful tag it's very pretty
    Jackie x

  8. Gorgeous tag, love the beautiful colours and design.
    Linda xxx

  9. lovely tag - wondered how you got the edging!

  10. Very effective with the use of the Distress Inks for colouring & I love the way the Distressed Edges really echo the colours of the bouquet. The texture created by the background is super yet doesn't detract from the focal image.
    Paula (PEP)


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