Sunday, 13 August 2017

Just found your nose

Hello everyone. Here today with a quick tag. I do love making tags and I haven't had any time at all just lately to make something just because I want to, which really are the best as they just flow and are generally much easier and quicker to make. 

Here's what I used...

Katelkraft Mini stamp...Autruche 088.
Tim Holtz stencil...Crocodile.
PaperArtsy stencil...Emma Godfrey PM007.
PaperArtsy stencil...Sara Naumann PS027.
Sizzix Thinlits Dies...Holiday Greens.
Disrres Oxide inks...Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint and Lucky Clover.
Posca pens...Black and White.
Daler Rowney white mixed media card.
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.
Coloured card stock.
Ribbons from stash.

Here's what I did...

I began with a piece of card measuring 5 x 8 inches. I pressed the picked raspberry, seedless preserves and salty ocean onto my craft sheet and spritzed with water. Swoosh the card through the ink and blast with a heat gun. Keep adding ink in layers, making sure each layer is dry before continuing, until happy with the look. Take the lucky clover and blend across the bottom of the tag where the greenery is to go, give a little spritz of water and blast again with a heat tool. Take the crocodile stencil and spritz with water and lay this onto the tag, dabbing over the top with a paper towel to avoid flooding and spoiling the look. Remove the stencil and dab of excess water and dry with a heat tool. Repeat until happy. Do the same with the dinky PaperArtsy stencil until happy.

Take the stamping platform and stamp the Ostrich directly onto the tag and repeat the stamping until happy. Set this aside. Now stamp the Ostrich onto the a piece of spare card and colour. Cut out the image and glue onto the tag. Having already stamped the ostrich, all the fussy bits that can't be cut out will be there. Take the leaf stencil and blend through with the lucky clover around the top of the tag. Replace the stencil back over the leaves and blend in parts of the leaves with the peeled paint. Using the holiday greens dies, cut out the grasses from various shades of greens and a light brown card stock. Glue these to the bottom of the tag making sure that the base of the ostrich is covered to hide the fact that he has no body. 

I typed my wording using a P-Touch machine and glued onto the tag. Use the black posca pen to faux stitch around the wording and the white posca pen to highlight areas on the face of the ostrich and also to outline the leaves. Mount onto matching card and then onto the white card base leaving an inch at the top. Glue the green roses ribbon across the bottom of the tag.

Take a hole punch to make a hole for the ribbon and die cut two hole reinforcements and glue in place. Tie on the ribbon and make a bow. Round off the corners.

All for now and thank you for dropping in.

Much love. Bev. xxx


  1. Dear Bev, he is the sweetest- and so lovely with the flowers you added to the greenery. Love the hanging branches with leaves, a beautiful hide away :-) for him.
    Hugs to you.
    Dorthe xxx

  2. Ha ha ha brilliant Bev!! Love this ostrich which I'm lucky enough to have too, thanks for making me smile just now :)
    Donna xx


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