This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge topic was Tag It. You were to choose to make a tag or add a tag to a creation.
I choose to make a card with a tag. I focused on suicide because when the days of fall get shorter there is an uptick in an already epidemic suicide situation. I took assorted leaves I cut out of paper and stamped little sayings on them that I would hope to provide a word of encouragement to a person who may need them.
The supplies I used in this project were:
- Tim Holtz die – Fall Foliage thinlits & Tag and Bookplates steel rule die
- Tim Holtz Stencil – tree branches mini stencil
- Finnbair stamps – Postale set & Dream without Fear set
- Close to My Heart stamps – November word puzzle.
I used a stamp positioning tool to stamp the word autumn over and over at a diagonal in the background and then I sprayed it with Distress spray. My tag background is a combination of Distress Oxides and Inks. I added some texture with embossing paste that had some brown in it and added the funky branches from a mini stencil. I let it dry overnight.
While it was drying I started cutting out leaves from assorted papers and spraying them with assorted sprays I had on hand including Lindy’s, Tattered Angels, Distress, Color Shine and some homemade versions. Once the sprays had dried I looked for a stamp with very small messages. Once I had found that I started to stamp messages on it the leaves. What had started out as random words quickly became messages of encouragement and belief in the importance of another. I threw out some leaves that the message did not contribute to the whole. I added some images as well that I felt supported what I was saying.
I added twine in the hole and glued the tag down on the card. It is now ready to be sent.