23 Nov 2017

Sister Tag

Hi there. I'm popping on here today to share a fun tag that I made with my Visible Image stamps.

I don't usually make tags but when I do, I completely cover the tag with layers of ink. I love all the rich, warm colours on this one.

Here's how to make it.

Stamp the profile image and words (links to the stamps are below) with clear Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

TIP: Be sure to choose the smoother side of the water colour paper for stamping. If you choose the bumpy side it is difficult to get a full image.

Wet the watercolour card and pounce distress stains randomly on the card. Whilst drying spritz with some water droplets. Using the Cosmic Skies stencil, brush through it with carved pumpkin (on the yellow parts) and candied apple (on the orange parts) around the face image.

Next brush through the Fibres stencil with rusty hinge distress ink. Then randomly add parts of the Sister Definition words inked up in rusty hinge distress ink, and random bits of the splodgy parts of the face image in candied apple distress ink.

Cut the embossed part of the inked watercolour card into a tag shape and blend vintage photo distress ink around the edges. Add co-coordinating coloured ribbons and 3 co-ordinating heart charms.

On the leftover pieces of inked watercolour card, draw round some stars from the Stars and Stripes stencil and fussy cut them. Add the cut out stars to the tag using varying heights of 3d foam pads. The final touch is to dot gold stickles around the areas of stars.


Stamps & Stencils Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the individual stamps and stencils in the online store):
https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/sister-definition/   https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/no-space-for-dreams/  

https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/cosmic-skies/   https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/fibres/

Other Supplies:

Watercolour Card, Ribbons, Charms, Versamark clear ink, Wow! ultra bright white embossing powder, Gold Stickles, Distress spritzer, Distress Stains (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, candied apple) Distress Inks (carved pumpkin, rusty hinge, candied apple, vintage photo).

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #157 - Use more than one stamp
Crafty Calendar Challenge November challenge - Autumn colours
Crafty Cardmakers #200 - Anything but a card
HeARTful Stamping Challenge Nov19-26 - Anything Goes + a stamp
International Art and Soul #21 - Autumn Colours

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

I hope you like this tag and are inspired to make one of your own.Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


  1. A wonderful description of how you made your beautiful tag. So detailed. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight.

  2. Wonderful tag, loving the colour and white embossing. Terrific tutorial on how you made it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge.
    Happy Crafting

  3. Beautiful tag and I love those little charms you've added x

  4. Gorgeous tag, lovely rich colours and great stamps too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  5. Oooh I really do love this tag - fabulous colours and your design layout is amazing. Great image too!!! Thank you for entering the Crafty Calendar (Autumn Colours) Challenge this month. Lots of luck and I hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  6. Gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps
    Julie T

  7. Just beautiful! Congrats on making Top 3 over at my heARTful stamping challenge this week! Please come back again. :)


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