Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shamrock Tag


FCCB Challenge Me Monday - #152 Luck O' the Irish

Tomorrow are the student-led Parent/Teacher conferences for my husband's 8th grader.  This is one of the last few times we'll be doing this as he's the youngest and headed off to high school next year.  I expect good things during the conference and will surprise him with his favorite treat "du jour" a Toblerone chocolate bar.  (Don't ask me how he got into that, but he's been totally into them lately.) 
He's a teenage boy, so too cute or sappy is not his style, but a simple gift tag on the bar telling him how proud I am of him will do the trick.  And as St. Patrick's Day is this weekend, its a perfect theme.


Art Philosophy cart.  Tag cut on my Gypsy at 4.33"

CTMH Artiste Collection Kudos stamp set, Memento inks in Dandelion, New Sprout, and Cottage Ivy.  Black StazOn ink. Gold thread, DMC.  Ribbon, coated cardstock and gold paper all from scraps.
Just a word about my messed up stamp phrase.  As this is chrome coat paper, I needed to stamp the sentiment with permanent ink.  And I wanted a nice, deep black to stand out from the other ink colors.  Well, when I stamped away, the ink actually was very sticky, and lifted the whole card up, providing an uneven impression.  Arrrgghh!  I had no choice but to stamp it again.  Its certainly not perfect, but I thought for this use... good enough to do the trick.  I think its time to replace my StazOn though!


Heart 2 Heart:  Go Green!

This is my second entry this month at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.  My goal is to play along with all 4 challenges for the month.  Check my entry for last week here.  These entries mark the first time I've ever participated in their challenges which enters me into their March Madness prize contest - how fun is that?!  Go on over to check them out - you won't be disappointed, and maybe you'll play along too.

Thanks for stopping by.  I love any and all comments too!



Kim's Kreations said...

Vibrant colors. Love the shamrock. Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

Crafting with Amy said...

Your tag is adorable. Thank you for playing along with this weeks challenge over at FCCB.

Crafting Misfit said...

I love your tag and the colors on the background. I also love that you are taking such a strong role in being proud of him for his conferences. Parents are essential to quality education!

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Paige Dolecki said...

The inking on this tag is just gorgeous! I love how the clover is actually yellow with the green surrounding it.

Thanks for sharing your art with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week! Way to go on your 3rd entry too!

Paige - DT

Paige Dolecki said...

Whoops - second entry! I guess I'm encouraging you to go for the third next week - LOL!


Haley D. said...

The techniques you used on your tag are so cool! I'm sure he loved it along with that yummy Toblerone! Tell him that the gals @ H2H are proud of his hard work in school. Thanks for joining us again!

Allisa said...

Love how you inked your tag! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!