Jul 19, 2017

Tag Swap Distress Oxide Butterflies and Script


Hello!  Today I am sharing an inspirational post with my teamies on the IndigoBlu blog.  I was in the need for tags for a swap with my local pals and decided to pair some of our new stamps for these summery  makes.


I dipped my tags into watered Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide.  I picked an oval die that would fit around this sentiment from the Dreams Come True stamp set.  I cut an oval from each tag, saving the cutout for another project.  I then dipped a large panel in the same inks, using much less ink for a lighter color.  I embossed the sentiment in black first so I could make sure it was cut out straight, then taped my die in place and ran through my machine.


This double stitched die gives such a pretty border.  I mounted the oval with foam tape for extra dimension.  I also liked the peek of black from beneath from my mat.


I took my scraps and dipped again in the same colors for an even darker shade, then stamped the butterfly from the Victorian Garden stamp set and fussy cut.  I stamped the wild grass along the bottom in Fired Brick DOX to finish it off.


These sentiments truly make amazing focal images on their own, but a little layered stamping gives such a rich feel.  I hope you are inspired to try this out!  I'd love to see your creations.  Hugs, Autumn


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35 comments:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

They're so very pretty and inspirational! Reminds me of a summer meadow with the setting sun!

Georgiana said...

Your tags are wonderful, and I really like that sentiment.

Lois Wyche said...

Beautiful tags and gorgeous technique.

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty these are, Autumn! Your oxide backgrounds look amazing, and bring so much vibrance and happiness AND movement to the sentiment. I especially like the same theme in the sentiment circles, with just a touch of happiness in the warm color. Love them! hugs, de

Esther Asbury said...

Gorgeous tags!! Love your backgrounds and the color scheme you used on these. Puts me in mind of a summer sunset.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Autumn, what gorgeous cards with the Oxide ink backgrounds you've created...I LOVE them! What a beautiful card with the wild grass at the bottom and the butterfly! Stunning! Wow, you are making me want to make a card using the new inks. I played around a bit, but I need to do more...and probably use more water. Hugs!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

These sure do have that summer time feel Autumn. I have yet to acquire the Dreams come True set but am very tempted as they work so well with everything else. Love the colour and over lay with Sentiment, great makes.. Hugs Tracey xx

Linda Kunsman said...

really beautiful cards Autumn-they definitely feel like summer!

Lisa said...

They are so stunning!! The colors are amazing!! I love the double-stitching around the beautiful sentiment!! Artistic and fabulous, my friend!! Love them!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mac Mable said...

Simple gorgeous...love the colours, the layout and those oxides look great x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful cards Autumn, I love the doxide summer colours and the addition of those stunning butterflies xxx

Maxine D said...

Beautiful tags Autumn, and I love that you have coordinated the colours simply by using different dilutions of the same inks.
Blessings
Maxine

Marty Fishman said...

Playing catch-up after out-of-town family for almost 2 weeks...love your tags and how great the color combo is! The black matting really makes the colors pop - love the beautiful simplicity here, Autumn. Hugs!!

Lynda Hall said...

Stunning!Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Good luck
DT Lynda x

rachel said...

these are so very beautiful Autumn - just got hold of this new stamp set and you chose my fave saying on there - lovely xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Autumn, I love these sentiment stamps and keep thinking I need them but as you know I have already gone a bit mad this week Lol! The card is brilliant and I love the way you've used the die too. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

Jannet said...

How lucky are your friends to receive one of these wonders ! So beautiful, I must treat myself to some oxides as I have seen so many lovely things created with them ! xxx

Claire said...

Oh these are so pretty Autumn, the colours, the sentiment - everything is just beautiful x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous tags -love the brilliant backgrounds and great sentiment
Carol x

Marina said...

Wonderful sentiment, beautiful soft colours - these are lovely.

Carol L said...

YOur tags are just lovely with those great oxide ink designs! I love the colors and that impressive sentiment too! Beautiful!

Lisa said...

These are beautiful Autumn! You say you "dipped" the tags in the oxides? What does that mean? Did you use the reinkers and add them to water? And if so how much ink to water? Very cool! Need to try this! If you would email me your answers or maybe the info is in another post....just love it!

Sue said...

These are so pretty Autumn, fabulous use of the Oxides and I love the bold sentiment! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs, and have a fun weekend. Sue xx

Team Clark said...

Hi Lisa, much like working with regular Distress Inks, I tap my Oxide pads onto my kraft mat then spritz with water so I can dip my panels into the ink. For this project I did three different levels of color with the same two ink pads. I pressed my pad to my mat very lightly with the same amount of spritzing for the lighter panel. I pressed my pads harder and more times on my kraft mat to make the darker paper. It's always good to heat set between layers. Oxides layer color in a unique way when you heat set between - so fun! The best way to know how much ink/water to use is to just try it out because everyone seems to do it a little different. Best of luck! Hugs, Autumn

Karen P said...

Beautiful tags, love how you created these! Love the stamped images and that beautiful sentiment too Karen x

Cathy said...

That is a pretty tag.

Laurie said...

love these and love your color palette - great use of the new oxide inks as well. thanks for entering the monthly challenge at the lost coast designs portal!

Julie B said...

Such a pretty summery tag, love the stamped vegetation across the bottom.
Thanks for sharing at HLS Anything Goes with Dies. :)

butterfly said...

These are really pretty - there are going to be some very happy swappees!
Alison x

ionabunny said...

Love the colours you used. These tags are so pretty. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge. Hugz

Helen Wallace said...

Dox are just the most exciting new medium on the market, IMHO. And your tags showcase the product to perfection. Love the stamp work at the bottom too.

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, you've pulled a rabbit out of a hat with these gorgeous tags! The colors are so rich and the sentiment really stands out proud on the stitched oval--what a clever design! I loved reading about all your tricks/tips! Thank you for sharing! What a wonderful piece of art to swap with friends! Sending hugs!

rachel said...

absolutely beauties Autumn - gorgeous makes! Thanks for joining the Things with Wings challenge at Countryview challenges and Good Luck! Hugs rachel x

cm said...

WOW! You've created magic with the oxide backgrounds; perfect canvases for your lovely stitched-oval sentiments! Works of art! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge gallery!
~carol

laurie said...

Beautiful! I love the oxide backgrounds.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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