Good morning all!
This little bonus share went live earlier on the Donna Salazar Designs Blog.
Do you find yourself sometimes in a real rut, wanting to create something but you just don't know where to start?
I find that when it gets closer to specific holidays I want to create something that has nothing to do with that time of the year whatsoever. Just like right now, everyone is getting ready for Christmas and I am thinking of Valentines Day - weird, or what?
So the other day I just sat with some of my scraps looking to create some lovey-dovey tags and cards and thought that there is no reason in the world why we cannot express our love for someone special at any time of the year - we don't HAVE to wait for Valentines Day to tell the Sweetie in our lives that we want him/her to be ours, right?
There you go then - let's celebrate love and that special someone in your life.
I took a piece of corrugated board and tore it into a tag shape, making sure I peeled some of the top layer off to reveal the delightful ripple.
Then, I ran the edges through the Distrezz-it-All and inked the tag with Cat's Eye chalk ink in chestnut roan and dark brown.
Next, I used some watermark ink with Donna's All My Love stamp and stamped across the top of the tag. I added some Top Boss embossing powder in white and set my heat gun to work.
Boy oh boy, I do love the effect this embossed stamp has on this tag. I also like the effect the few loose bits of powder have on the overall look. I prefer when artwork looks a little messy and all over the place - a little bit like myself :)
I finished the tag by fussy cutting a few images from various papers and layering them onto of each other and adding a layered flower a la Natasha to the focal point of the tag - the heart
I wasn't quite done for the day and wanted to do a quick card too, and this is the end result.
I pretty much added all sorts of left-over scraps on top of each other and finished it off with yet another Natasha flower (can you tell I am addicted on making these??)
So,what do you think - do I really need to wait until February to pass the card and tag to someone special, someone loved, or shall I just go and do it now?
Lots of Love'n'Glitter
- Papers: Donna Salazar for GCD Studios - Take Flight, Banner Artistic Paper, Crafty Chronicle, Time For Tea, One Sheet Wonderful, Spring in Bloom 6 x 6 Artistic Papers
- Mists: Donna Salazar for Clearsnap - Smooch Spritz in Woodstain
- Inks: Clearsnap Cat's Eye Chalk - Chestnut Roan, Dark Brown
- Tools: Distrezz-it-All by Zutter
- Stamps: Donna Salazar - All My Love
- Embossing Powder, Watermark Ink: Clearsnap Inc
- Dies: Spellbinders - Scalloped Circles
- Rivets: Zutter
Other products: Pen - Zig Millennium in black, Pin, Trim, Ribbon, Pearls, Stamp - Papermania, ProMarker Pens