Friday, August 30, 2013

Just Inkin' Around - Dragonfly Tag

Didn't want to start a big project today so I thought I would just have some fun and ink around a bit....

I'm using some of the new StampTangle stamps from Just For Fun...the Border 2, the large StampTangle Dragonfly and a couple images from the StampTangle Cube.
To start off with I simply stamped the border along one edge using a permanent ink.

I squeezed a few colors of Distress Stain onto my craft mat and swiped it through.
I also inked several extra tags for future use with the excess ink.

I filled in any areas that weren't previously inked with Mustard Seed.
and heated to dry it all quickly.

I then spritzed with water and dabbed away after a few seconds.

To enhance the border I colored select areas with a white gel pen
then added some clear stickles glitter glue for sparkle....

After that was all dry I added some nifty flourish type images in the background with the lilac ink.

I stamped and glittered up the dragonflies
and then stamped the sentiment on a piece of left-over specialty cardstock.
The sentiment was covered with glossy accents and dipped into Rock Candy Glitter for some added sugar-y goodness and sparkle.

and here it is....
I wish you could see the dragonflies in person...
they really pop off the tag with the glitter and sparkle.


  1. The border and dragon fly have a lovely almost Aztec style to them

    It's ages since I did a background as you have demonstrated - I think that it is about time that I went back to basics and used that method again. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes I think we can get swept up in the excitement of the latest 'must do, or must have paint etc and we forget other methods

  2. This is just wonderful Roni! I love the look.

    Elaine Allen

  3. So beautiful Roni!! I always love that type of background and the colors you chose are magical!! I'm craving some inky time myself and hope to hole up in my craft room today! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. This tag is cute so much! I love the dragonflies here - very bright job!


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