Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Can't Resist this Tag!

Get ready to get totally inky! I'm back for my second post as Guest Designer for Precious Remembrance Shop's new release of the Happy Art Stamp Set...and the gift tag I made
using these super artsy stamps...WOWSERS!!

The stamp set, in case you've missed it:

My gift tag!

What a way to give a gift! And it really was easy to make...
thanks to that magical technique called "resist" :) To make this tag:
  1. Pick several colors of inks/stains/sprays and cover a tag with them. I used Distress Stains in Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, and Ripe Persimmon.
  2. Make sure your tag is totally really, TOTALLY dry for this next step.
  3. Stamp your design using clear Versamark ink and heat emboss with detail/superfine clear embossing powder. You'll have to tilt the tag in the light to see the shiny areas so you know you like the design.
  4. Next comes the magic...take an ink blending tool or sponge dauber and cover the entire tag with black ink...seriously lol :) I used Black Soot Distress Ink. The embossed areas will resist the ink leaving these super amazing stamped images!
  5. Carefully clean off the embossed areas with a baby wipe for super bright colors. 
  6. Stamp and heat emboss "yay!" on vellum with gold embossing powder and fussy cut. Adhere to tag.

Amazeballs right?! Totally worth getting my hands covered in ink! You have to swing by the Precious Remembrance Shop blog to see all the designs using this stamp set this month. I'm already plotting my next adventure with them. Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre


  1. fabulous tag Deidre! the black background with the vibrant colours is absolutely fabulous! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

    1. Resist is one of my fave techniques! Glad you guys hosted the challenge :)

  2. This is a really awesome tag! Love the black it really makes the colors pop!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp! Monday Challange!
    hugs Zoey

    1. Thanks so much! It was definitely and inspiring challenge topic :)

  3. Deidre, this is so awesome! Those bright colours against the black are fabulous! I am definitely going to have to give this a try!

    1. Thanks Jen :) Can't wait to see what you come up with! Gonna give it a go in my art journal too on a bigger scale...fingers crossed.