Dimensional Tag for the First Create a Smile Stamps Card Making Challenge

Hello everyone! Today I am back with a very special post, as this is my first project as part of the Create a Smile Stamps Challenge Design Team! If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you will know by now that Create a Smile Stamps is launching a new card making challenge, and that I was selected, together with some really amazing crafters, to be part of the team that will be sharing inspiration for each challenge. I was really excited to be accepted on the team, and really impatient to get started - and the day has finally come! Welcome to the first challenge on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!

The theme for this week’s challenge is Tag It! so I decided to create a tag, and to spice it up a little by adding lots of fun dimension with foam tape. 
To start off I stamped three of the leaves from the Create a Smile Stamps Time to Say Thanks stamp  set on some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then colored them in with Prismacolor pencils and cut them with my Cutterbee Scissors. 
I cut the base of my tag from some more Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with a die by Craftin Desert Divas and added some splatters with using white acrylic paint.

For the sentiment I used the for you saying from the Create a Smile Stamps Happy Days stamp set and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on some black cardstock. 
To create dimension on the leaves I used a double layer of foam tape on the tip of each leave, a single layer of foam tape in the center, and I glued down the bottoms directly onto the tag. This way they stand out nicely from the surface of the tag, and at the same time they are supported all the way through. As a finishing touch I added some white Nuvo drops and some white embroidery floss.

If you are curious to see how I created this dimensional tag you can watch the process video on my YouTube channel by clicking here

And don’t forget to let me know what you think about it - your feedback is really important to me and very appreciated! :)
And that’s it for today! I really hope you liked this tags and enjoyed the video! Don’t forget that you can enter your projects using at least one Create a Smile Stamps product for a chance to win a 25€ gift certificate to the Create a Smile Stamps Shop (and by the way, did you see their international shipping rates? I wish international shipping could always be so affordable!). You can find the challenge guidelines and more information on how to play along on the Create a Smile Stamps blog, as well as some really wonderful inspiration from the whole design team! And if you haven’t yet, you can join the Create a Smile Stamps Friends and Family Facebook group - it’s a really lovely place with a super friendly atmosphere! :) 

I hope to meet you guys there and we are all looking forward to seeing your creations!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!

List of Supplies

Craftin Desert Divas Shaker Tag dies
Neenah Desert Storm cardstock
Core’dinations Smooth Black cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versamark ink
Prismacolor pencils
Cutterbee Scissors
White acrylic paint
Ranger white embossing powder
Crelando heat gun
Antistatic powder tool
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Tombow Mono Multi glue
Scotch 3M foam tape
Tonic Studios easy clean mat
Nuvo Drops - Simply White
White embroidery floss


Anita said...

Your tag is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your video!

Laura said...

Thank you very much, Anita! So glad you like it!