Thursday, May 03, 2012

Altered Tag - Hampton Art Stamps

I know! Back to back Hampton Art Stamps posts! If you missed the one from yesterday, scroll down and take a peeky! Today, I have an altered tag. I love making tags! I may have to try to make at least one tag a month from now on!

To create this beauty:

1. Spray a shipping tag with Splash and River Mossy Smooch Spritz and allow to dry.

2. Emboss the tag with an embossing folder (I used Cuttlebug Clockworks). Make sure you emboss AFTER you spray your tag with mist. If you emboss first, the mist may wet the tag too much, causing your embossing to flatten. Rub the raised embossed areas with Graphic 45 Dark Cashmere Antiquing ink.

3. Die cut a gear from chipboard and spray with Black Velvet Smooch Spritz. The gear die is from Sizzix, a Tim Holtz Alterations die called Gadget Gears.

4. Stamp the sentiment with Mudslide archival ink, then die cut and emboss the sentiment with Spellbinders Nestabilities die template Labels Twenty-five. Ink with Graphic 45 Venetian Lace antiquing ink.

The stamp is a wood mount stamp from the Hampton Art Diffusion Artstamps line, and is called Art Soul.

5. Spray the flowers with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

I think that when God gives us an artistic talent and an artistic mind, He does so, not only so that we will worship Him with our creativity, but so that through our artistic soul we can draw others to Him. I hope to do that, even in a small way.
Hampton Art Stamps: Diffusion: Art Soul (DF2193)
Clearsnap: Colorbox: Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Photogenic, Venetian Lace, Dark Cashmere; Archival Dye Ink: Mudslide; Smooch Spritz: Black Velvet, Splash, River Mossy, Vanilla Shimmer
Cuttlebug: Embossing Folder: Clockworks
Sizzix: Tim Holtz Alterations Die: Gadget Gears
Spellbinders: Nestabilities die template: Labels Twenty-five
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Aqua Sheer Ruffle Edge, Black Crochet Lace
Office supply: Tag
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Beacon Zip Dry; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares


  1. stunning!!
    you always inspire me :)

  2. Love this tag Gloria! I like your shabby style in all your work! Hugs!

  3. Gorgeous tag. I think a tag a month is definitely in order. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is beautiful- love the phrase! I'm 'drawn' in Gloria!! :)

  5. This is a great tag...the embossed background creates a great sense of the colors you used, and the sentiment is fabulous.