Sunday, July 31, 2011

One Wicked Stamp of the Month

Wicked! It's time for another Stamp of the Month Blog Hop with Close To My Heart's new August stamp aptly named "Wicked." You can view all the images in this great set in the right-hand column of my blog page. This month we have LOTS of consultants participating in the Blog Hop, creating all sorts of great projects, so be sure to click on the link at the bottom of my post to see where to hop to next.

If you are already hopping, you've come here from Teresa Scrivens' blog.

My creation this month is a BIG tag. Check it out...



The tag measures 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and will make a great gift tag for a bottle of 7 Deadly Zins or Vampire Blood wine at Halloween time.

I took full advantage of our new "Art Philosophy" Cricut Cartridge when creating this tag. Wow, how fun and easy it was to create the images you see here.

Let's take a closer look...


The frame you see here is cut from a sheet of our new "Mischief" paper pack, and if you have this new Cricut cartridge already, this frame is from page 44, and I set the measure at 5 inches. At first I thought I'd use this frame over a solid card stock for the tag. But when I popped out the center...



I like this even more. So I put aside that pretty frame for another day.




Because I knew I was making a tag, I mounted this cut piece to a large piece of Black card stock, leaving space above for the tag topper. After trimming the tag topper, I eventually mounted this unit to a larger piece of Desert Sand card stock.




In the "Wicked" stamp set is a cool witch's broom, but I wanted to add texture and interest to my project, so I stamped just the handle of the broom and made the bristles out of small pieces of hemp bundled together by a longer piece.



I adhered the bristles to the broom handle with a little Liquid Glass. See how that wicked witch is standing on the front of the broom?




As soon as I got this "Art Philosophy" cartridge, I knew I had to try out those spiral flowers. There are six different style to choose from and this pointy one suited my project perfectly! I cut this flower out (page 69) four times:

Large Black flower: 4 1/2 inches
Small Black flower: 3 inches
Gray Wool flower in the center of the black one: 2 1/2 inches
Gray Wool larger flower: 3 1/2 inches

Then I filled each flower center generously with our new Silver Glitz Glitter Gel.




The witch, the broomstick, and the phrase you see here were all stamped with Versamark, then Black embossing powder. The "Have a Wicked Halloween" phrase fit nicely in this bracket label cut from Autumn Terracotta card stock (Cricut page 55, 2 1/4 inches) including its compatible Black border using the Layer key. The black embossing powder scattered a bit, but that's A-Okay. I think it would have looked cool to have more of that! Maybe I'll stipple some black over the whole label.


Here's my tag again below. Now keep on hopping to check out all the other creations. Head over to Adeline Brill's blog next. And have a Wicked day!



26 comments:

  1. OMG....love the tag Annette! WOW....can't wait for my cricut cartridge to get here so I can start creating with all the new designs.

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  2. Annette, this is absolutely amazing! Wonderful details!

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  3. Way cute! The ruffle at the bottom adds just the right touch to all the cute details on this tag.

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  4. This is totally awesome! I love the flowers, the broom, the ruffle...well everything.

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  5. I love all of your AMAZING details Annette!! THANKS for inspiring me with your creativity!!

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  6. Love your big tag! Really like the pretty frame!

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  7. Awesome - I have to try making this tag as well!

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  8. Wonderful Annette, I can't wait to get my hands on the cricut cartridge. I loooove!! the broom. I am going to borrow that idea.

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  9. Amazing!! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. I LOVE YOUR TAG!!!! OMG, it is fantastic! I really cannot wait to get my Art Philosophy cartridge! LOVE IT!
    ~doreen
    http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

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  11. Your BIG tag is amazing! I love all the details especially the broom bristles and glittered spiral flowers!

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  12. You've created one wicked cool tag! I can picture it hanging on a wall somewhere- or someplace to scare your guests! I love the extra fibers on the broom.

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  13. Incredible! I love how you told us how to do it!

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  14. This tag is wicked cool ! Can't wait to make it :)

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  15. wow you always blow my socks off!!!! wicked amazing, tag.

    Peggy Lee
    (Creative Scraps)

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  16. LOVE those spikey flowers and the little touches of the hemp on the broom and the ruffle at the bottom of the tag just put it over the top!!!

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  17. Wow!! Love all the great details on the tag. Thank you for the inspiration...I'm sure I might have to stamplift a few of these ideas.

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  18. Wow, love all the details! Beautiful.

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  19. Love that broomstick and your flowers are to die for!!!

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  20. So many beautiful details that add up to one magnificent tag. Love it!

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  21. What an absolutely awesome tag--the detail reminded me much of your Christmas tags (from last year that left quite an impact)!

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  22. Hi Annette, Remember me? I live in Japan now. Hope things are going well for you back in Melbourne!

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