Originally, I was going to do a standard tag (Ranger brand) in black with some heat embossed flowers around the edges in really bright colors. After getting the distress paint on and adding a little white pigment ink; I decided it looked like a nice chalkboard. However, I now decided that I wanted to go outside of the norm a little and have my tag lay horizontally with a long sentiment. Sooo...after finding the perfect one on my Cindy Loo cartridge of my Cricut E2, it was just too long and I didn't want to cut it any smaller. So, I busted out my stash of large tags ( I knew there was a reason I bought these babies on clearance with no idea why!) I re-painted my tag and re-stamped my corners and got to work. After much trial and error, I finally finished and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out! And bonus...I still have that smaller, chalkboard-style tag to turn into something great later....hmmm..maybe something matching?!?
Anyway, just wanted to show off a little and give a little insight to my creative process. It's not really a process, more of a lot of "Oooh, I'll try that!" and "Umm..no, maybe I'll do this instead!" And a lot of moving things around to get to something I am proud to call my own. The feeling of looking at a completed project like this one is so awesome!
If you're in the area, come stop by the Open House at the Michael's in Goshen from 11-2 to check this and several other new things out! Purchase a class and receive $20 in free class supplies! So, come see me even if it's just to say hi and see all of the fun stuff the instructors make!