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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.



 

13 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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Thanks so much for leaving a comment - it brings a little ray of sunshine into our day when we know our work is appreciated!