Monday, June 1, 2020

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Garden Tags

Welcome to the June stamp of the month blog hop featuring Garden Tags!  This set is perfect for summer and beyond!  I am excited about the beautiful tag stamps in this set.  (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Michelle's blog.  From here, visit Lauren's blog next.)
For this hop, I decided to create a card for each of the four tags using the Stitched Together collection.
I used the following shimmer brushes and watercolor pencils, plus mink twine or white ribbon and white enamel dots.
For the first card, I stamped the tag on the Thin Cuts cut out with Sweet Leaf ink, then used a few of the colored pencils to spot-color some of the flowers.
For the second card, I again inked up the second stamp in Sweet Leaf, but then rolled the edges and the top of the tag in Sapphire prior to stamping.  It didn't photograph well, but after coloring the 3 flowers, I used my clear shimmer brush to blend and add a little sparkle.
Before I show you the last two cards, I am hoping you can see some of the sparkle from the shimmer brushes!  (Shimmer brushes do not photograph well for me at all.)  For both of these cards, I stamped the tags with archival black ink so that the lines wouldn't run when they got wet.
I think I used every single shimmer brush (except black) and all of the colored pencils on this third card.
The dragonfly is my favorite!  After coloring the wings, I used clear shimmer and then a little bit of Sapphire shimmer brush, plus highlighted parts of the body with black shimmer.  Again, it didn't photograph well but is really pretty in my opinion.

Thank you for visiting!  Please leave a comment on your favorite card or coloring technique, then hop on over to Lauren's blog to see more Garden Tags!
{Click HERE for all the hop participants and their blogs.}


  1. Beautiful cards! All are lovely, but I'm very fond of the two that started with Sweet Leaf. Love that technique.

  2. Very pretty cards paired with the Stitched Together papers.

  3. Loved your tags stamped in the Green Leaf soft and pretty with spot coloring.

  4. I love the bright, patchwork look of these cards, they are so quirky and fun!

  5. I absolutely LOVE your cards!

  6. Each of your cards is stunning, and the layouts for each card is unique.

  7. All the cards are so nice! I love it paired with the Stitched Together papers. I think the dragonfly is my favorite too!

  8. Shimmer brushes are my new favorite things!

  9. Great cards! Love the Sapphire inked around the edges with the Sweet Leaf stamping. Stunning!

  10. Nice cards - My favorite is the last one with the dragonfly.


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