Love Card and Hello Card by Paula S. Gilarde
I love using tags and stencils - it gives me a contained surface to work with. They work especially well with the smaller 6x6 stencils.
Card 1: Love
I dry embossed a shipping tag using the stencil and my Big Shot. Then I inked the surface with a blending tool to highlight the raised surface.
Paula Gilarde lives in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Matt and their two children. She terrorizes her kids by chasing them around with a camera. Molly and Tommy (9 and 7) respond to bribes such as treats and cash and provide her with endless fodder for her scrapbook pages. She is an equal opportunities scrapbooker, spending most of her free time making paper, digital, or hybrid scrapbook layouts. Her work has been published in Scrapbooks Etc., Creaking Keepsakes, and other idea books and magazines. She was named a member of the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007.http://paulagilarde.com
Using the stencil, a number of ink pads and a blending tool, I inked the surface of a tag. I like how the different colors blend together. I finished the tag off with a sentiment and a button from Jillibean Soup.