Thursday, 1 July 2021

Tag with wildflowers

This month I am that lucky person who is the host of the July challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme that I chose is Use a stencil or two. This means you have to use at least one stencil to join our challenge with your project. It's really not complicated, is it?

Here is my first project, a tag that I made with only one stencil but I used three times with three different embossing powders. 

While I was making this tag, I took several photos. So I can give you a step by step tutorial.

First, I cut out a tag from 300 gsm watercolour paper with Sizzix Movers&Shapers Tag&Bookplates die. Then I coloured the tag with the following Distress paints: Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn. For this, I always use a piece of sponge and I add the paint to the surface with tapping movements.

Then I toned back the colours with a layer of watered Antique Linen paint.

When it was completely dry, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Archival ink. When I use Distress paints, I always use Archival ink instead of the original ink.

Then I started the heat embossing. For this I used Tim's Wildflower stencil and embossing ink.

First I heat embossed the flowers with Peeled Paint Distress embossing powder.

Then I placed the stencil a little lower and a little right and I put embossing ink to the tag through the stencil. For this time, I used Weathered White embossing powder.

The process was the same for the third time but I used Potting Soil embossing powder.

At this point, I realised that the edges need darker colour so I inked the edges with Ground Espresso Archival ink.

Then I spattered the tag with Picket Fence paint. In the end, I stamped the text with Black Soot Archival ink and cut it with Tim's Trimmer and glued to the bottom of the tag. The text is part of the Tiny Text stamp set.

What I used:

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Tag&Bookplates 

Stampers Anonymous layered stencil, Wildflower

Stampers Anonymous stamp set, Tiny Text

Ranger Distress Archival inks (Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress paints (Antique Linen, Picket Fence, Speckled Egg, Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage)

Ranger embossing powders (Weathered White, Potting Soil, Peeled Paint)


So if you have a project in which you use a stencil or two, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher to spend in the Country View Crafts online shop.

With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes


  1. Such a beautiful tag! The flower design looks amazing and I love the way you built up the stencilling with the three embossing powders - amazing 😁. Such a fabulous challenge theme too, thanks for the inspiration and Happy July! Hugs, Jo x

  2. Fabulous project ! Love ! Have a happy July !
    Corrie x

  3. Great minds... so funny we used the same stencil! I like the layers in yours, just like a field. Enjoy your weekend Monika. x

  4. Monika this is absolutely beautiful, what a gorgeous tag - the white spatters set it off perfectly. Take care and have a very happy month, Sue xx

  5. Such a lovely tag Monika. Great layers of embossing. Happy July xx

  6. So beautiful. I love the softness of the tag and the splatters.

  7. Monica this is beautiful, I love how the colours add a soft delicate look to the tag and splatter is perfect. Hugs Debsxx

  8. I love this tag, dear Monika! The use of the stencil is amazing.
    Thank you for the theme this month =)
    Have a very happy July!
    Evelyn xxx

  9. Such a stunning tag! I love how you layered the flowers and love this color palette so much. I hope you are doing well my friend. Hugs, Autumn

  10. Beautifully blended background I adore that stencil, those embossed wildflowers work in harmony with those wonderful words. So calming. Thank you for sharing.
    Creative hugs Tracey x


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