Monday, May 6, 2013

Rise Above Scrap Tag

For the past couple days, I've been puttering away in my studio, trying to get my desk clean. I'm a bit of a hoarder and I tend to save everything 'just in case'. It's a horrible habit, but I can't help myself! Today, I looked at the little massive pile of project cast-offs and decided to use a few things to make a quick tag for Inspiration Emporium's quotes challenge.

The tag was one I used to mop up the leftover ink from my Remnant Resist project. The bird was a CHA project reject that was too pretty to throw away, and the flowers were cut from kraft paper when I made my Sizzix Mother's Day card. I put them all together with one of my favorite stamps from Tim Holtz' Way With Words stamp set. I just love that quote!

The bird was cut from Grungeboard using the Bird Branch die and painted with Adirondack Dabbers. When the paint was dry, I lightly sanded the edges and then inked with Corduroy Distress Ink. Some of the flowers were painted with the same paint and then given a spritz of Gold Perfect Pearls mist and layered with the plain kraft blooms. I added a strip of Tissue Tape at the top and bottom, and tied a Distress stained ribbon through the tag. Finally, I added a Remnant Rub to one of the new Tag Labels and attached it to the ribbon with a Wire Pin.

Everything I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!

Have you joined in with this month's Inspiration Emporium challenge? You can check out all the details HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!


  1. Hard to imagine that this is all from left over things - it's fabulous. Loving those new tag holders....

  2. Gorgeous!!!
    Love your amazing work ♥
    You always give me inspiration!
    Hugs, Anne

  3. Oh my God I have the same problem-I save the EVERYTHING thinking I can use it later and then not only do I forget but I have a studio that is a mess and I can't find what I need. It is definitely a sickness and i am tying to get better. I am drowning under a pile of Tim Holtz packaging that I MIGHT need or use later and yet I'd have to make a thousands of projects to use what I have already. Ugh, if you figure out how to treat this disorder can you share it with me?

  4. Ugh...I'm not getting your feed! I hate it when that happens! Fab tag though! Love the quote and the background is great, especially for cast off.

  5. I am a scrap and re-use for future projects hoarder too! I just came across a hard cover notebook I bought years ago, I am now going through it and covering the pages with stuff I have been saving and using my die cut scraps on it. Thankyou for the inspiration of this tag. We hoarders need all the support we can get!

  6. Beautiful tag Shelly with a lot of great details

    Greetings Janny

  7. Love the background and that lovely blue against it - really looks lovely!

  8. A gorgeous, gorgeous tag and I love all the delicate "distress" about it! Perfect!

    die amelie x

  9. This tag is simply amazing what a wonderful job you did.


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