First: I started with a manilla tag and created my background using Distress Paints: Salty Ocean, Broken China and Picket Fence; Mini mister filled with water. I applied some of each Distress Paint on my craft mat, misted the paint with water, then swiped my tag through the paints and dried the tag with my Heat It tool.
Next: I used my Distress Paints and the weeds from my Tim Holtz Spring Sprung stamp set. I used Forest Moss, Mowed Grass and Peeled Paint and stamped my image once in each color. Then I dried it with my Heat It tool. I inked the edges of the tag first with my Ink blending tool and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the top portion, then blended a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the bottom and then lightly around the entire tag. This just seemed to give it a warmer look.
Then I used Black Archival ink and stamped the rabbit from the Spring Sprung set onto a piece of white card stock. I also stamped the Easter egg from the Mini Blueprint 2 set three times onto white card stock.
See close up below:
I used the large ball on end of my fabric petal roller tool to burnish the balloons from the backside to give them a curved appearance. I did the same on the rabbit. It really gives the edges a smooth finished look and makes the egg balloons more realistic looking. I love how the egg stamped design could be turned upside down to make a fun balloon for my Easter tag!
I used Diving Twine for the balloon strings: Purple/White, Lime/White & Pink/White. Adhered the twine to the back of the balloons with Glossy Accents and secured it to Mr. Rabbit by tying a knot and running the twine through a few slits I cut in the card stock where his hands are located. I adhered the balloons and Mr. Rabbit with dimensional foam adhesive to make them stand out from the background and give the tag some depth.
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Happy Crafting! I hope my tag brings a smile to your day!