Friday, November 8, 2013

Core'dinations Tag Times Two

Hi hard core croppers. Below is my submission to Katie Nolan-Denham's challenge..."my challenge for you is to make at least two tags. You MUST use Core'dinations visibly on your tags and you MUST stamp on your tags".  I hope you like my two tags; they were a blast to make.  The Thanksgiving one is to send as I made several of these for the holiday. OK, I'll send the other one to a special person as well.

The Thanksgiving tag background was made by rubbing distress inks, spritzing water and drying. Rub ink around all edges. All elements were die cut. The leaves were scrunched and then distressed with ink. When dry they were sprayed with pearl mist. The pumpkin was cut from scrapbook paper, lines bent and distressed. The sentiment was stamped onto the banner. The leaf and acorn at the bottom are the only items adhered flat onto the tag; the rest are popped up. Once all were added to the tag, distress stickles were applied here and there to the leaves and pumpkin. 

The holiday tag background was created with distress paint and water. Once dry it was put into an embossing folder and run through the Cuttlebug. The remainder of the elements were die cut. The trees were sanded and distressed with ink. The deer die cut was scrunched in my hands, opened, sanded and distressed with ink. I cut the deer four more times using a manilla folder, adhered all together to give lots of dimension. I used a Fantastix to rub the distress ink around all the edges of the deer once it dried. The moon was distressed and sprayed with pearl mist. The sentiment was stamped onto a torn tattered banner, scored and folded. Lastly, cording was tied and knotted to tag hole.

Supplies Used:
TH Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
Vintage Collection, Classic Sunshine
Whitewash collection 
Manilla #8 tag - A Stamp in the Hand
TH Distress ink - vintage photo, black soot, dried marigold
TH Distress stickles - rock candy
TH Distress paint - spiced marmalade, barn door, peeled paint, vintage photo
My Mind's Eye - twine
Manilla folder
BoBunny scrapbook paper
TH Alterations dies - tattered leaves, tattered banners pine tree, reindeer flight, mini M/S moon
QuicKutz banner
Ranger - Archival black ink, Perfect pearls mist in heirloom gold
Sentiments - sorry, don't know
Sanding block, dust cloth - Core'dinations
Sizzix holly embossing folder
Studio Calico - wood star


  1. Love these tags, Linda! So full of great autumn & holiday colors and texture! Thank you for joining in on my Hard Core Crop Challenge.