April 4, 2012

Celebrate Tag

Whimsical fun with Penny Black stamps…

Finished Size: 2 1/2 x 4 1/4

The tag base is a 2 ½ x 4 ¼-inch piece of white cardstock.  The lower portion elevated with foam is a 1 ¼ x 2 ½-inch piece of Blue Lagoon cardstock stamped with Inspiring in Teal Zeal Memento ink.  The edges of the piece were softened with the same ink and a sponge dauber.

A highlighting of Cantaloupe Memento ink was added above the elevated teal strip and stamped with Fanciful in Pistachio Memento ink.

The balloon, banner and sentiment are all from Sweet Wishes and the frog is a portion of Toadily Happy.  After the images were stamped and colored they were trimmed and assembled as shown.

Tip/Hint:  To put a “wave” in the balloon string, turn the balloon one full rotation after both ends of the thread have been secured.  This will add a twist to the string and give the effect of movement.

There is a whole day of tag inspiration “here” by the Penny Black designers!  Enjoy taking a peek!


Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Blue Lagoon 09-002
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Cantaloupe Memento, Cantaloupe Memento Marker, Pistachio Memento, Teal Zeal Memento, Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder
Other: Heavy Black Thread