Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Papertrey's December 2016 Create Along With Us

Laurie Willison's "Feel Better" Ensemble
It's time once again for the Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us Challenge.  There were so many great projects from the Design Team as always but this week, I wanted to use Laurie Willison's "Feel Better" ensemble as my inspiration.  I sat down this morning, and put together a few "wine" bottle tags of my own.  The holidays are in full swing and it's nice to have something ready to go for a host or hostess that invites you along to dinner or to a holiday party. New Year's is coming right along as well and I only have one New Year's Sentiment in all of my stamping supplies, but this is a nice one to use this time of year.

About a month ago, I had ordered some of the Papertrey Ink Tag Stock which is 160# to use with my Wine Bottle Tag Die. This is some heavy duty stuff.  In fact, I made two other tags that aren't shown here and have already put them on a couple of bottles of Christmas "Cheer" (think Eggnog) that we'll be giving this coming weekend at one of our Christmas gatherings.

I was surprised at how well the Tag Stock takes ink.  It was just as easy as when I use watercolor paper.  I made a total of 5 tags in all using Lovely Lady, Plum Pudding and Hawaiian Shores Inks for the ink blending. Each tag was misted with Iridescent Gold Shimmer Spritz after the ink blending and allowed to dry (or hurried along with a heat tool) before I could do my stamping.  I grabbed my Mini Misti for these, just to get the alignment correct since I was doing multiples.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with a gold embossing powder.

I had stamped several of the multi step bouquets yesterday from the Don't Forget To Write Kit. Since there are so many layers (colors) to these, while you have that many supplies out, you might as well make a few extras. I cut several of the die cuts from Stamper's Select White, stamped them out and used about 6 of them already.  I like to keep the extras with the rest of the kit contents so they're ready to go if I need to pull a quick card together. I used the Mini MISTI with these as well.  I cut one from a piece of white cardstock about 4 x 4 and use that with a few spots of temporary adhesive on the back as a place holder while I stamp on the die cuts. This first tag uses Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, Vintage Jadeite, Tropical Teal, Winter Wisteria, Lavender Moon, and Amethyst Allure inks to stamp the bouquet. That's why if you have that many inks out, you may as well make extras. *Ü*

I really changed up how stamped them this time by changing up the colors for each part as I went along rather than stamping all of the first layer in one color, all of the 2nd layer in the next color, etc.  It wasn't any more difficult and didn't really take any longer for me to do it that way.  A few seconds perhaps.  I added pearls or little gems to the centers of the flowers.  I've been making holiday cards since October, so I've been using lots of deep rich colors and it was nice to get out some other colors and play with them the last 2 days.  I also think it is great any time I can use a product in a less conventional way.  One of the things I like most about a blog hop is going along and seeing other people's ideas as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and checking out my project.  You can follow the link back to the challenge and see all the great projects.  Your kind and encouraging comments always really make my day and I thank you for that.


  1. Fantastic tags! It's fun to see softer shades again~

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS wine (or eggnog) tags every little detail you added!! :0)

  3. Omg, Vicki... so casing your gorgeous tags. Beyond beautiful!!!

  4. Vicki these are beyond gorgeous!! What a great idea and really so pretty!

  5. Reading the other comments, I see we have 4 "Gorgeous" and 1 "Fantastic", so I'm going to triple that! These are so lovely, Vickie! I have yet to use my DFTW kit; that will definitely change after the first of the year. Your work is so inspiring!

  6. As always, very beautiful and elegant!

  7. What a terrific idea and such lovely colours you chose. Cheers.

  8. oooohhh those tags are so gorgeous!


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