Hello There! I have some fun cards over on the Teresa Collins Designs team blog today featuring some of my favorite products from the Hello My Name Is Collection- I thought I'd share them here, too! I LOVE the Ephemera Tags that came with each collection this season- I thought it would be fun to do a series of cards using them as my focal points:
This first card features the adorable typewriter tag from the Hello My Name Is Ephemera Tags pack. It is so crisp and white, I knew I had to use a bold red card base. I added a bit of the striped patterned paper (Lucky) to the bottom of the card base and then added a strip of silver glitter paper diecut into a scallop just over the top edge of it.
To dress up the tag, I first pulled out my Hello My Name Is Clear Stamps. I chose the fleur de lis stamp with tan ink and stamped it onto the typing paper. Next I found some alphabet stamps from my stash and stamped out hello in black ink. I splattered a little bit of dark gray mist in the same area and let it dry. Along the bottom of the tag, I added a bit of the gray polka-dot washi from the Hello My Name Is Decorative Tapes and added a mini scallop strip diecut from some silver glitter paper. I finished off this area of the tag with the limited edition brad from the Hello My Name Is Decorative Brads pack. To finish off the tag, I added the today sticker from the Hello My Name Is Decorative Stickers sheet using the Teresa Collins Plier Stapler by Xyron. I added a bit of linen thread to the top and and adhered the tag to the card front.
This next card was a fun one! I started with a light gray card base and ran it through my Teresa Collins eBosser using the dotted chevron embossing folder. Then I pulled out this tag- it had a great kraft top and the bottom had a big white space- I knew I had to fill it up with some fun stamping!
This hello stamp is from the Hello My Name Is Clear Stamp set- I cut it apart from the rest of the stamp so I could use it as a sentiment. To get this look, you'll need two inks. I used a bold red and a black ink for my card. First I stamped the hello with black ink leaving enough room for the image below. I cleaned the stamp and then inked it up with the red ink. I stamped it directly below the black image. I inked up the stamp a second time and then stamped directly above the black image. I stamped it a second and third time going up the tag without inking the stamp again. This is called generational stamping. The ink left over on the stamp creates a lighter image each time you stamp it. It creates an ombre effect- fun right!!
After I was done stamping, I added a splatter of dark gray mist to the tag. Next, I sprinkled a few sequins from the Hello My Name Is and Daily Stories collections up the left side of the tag. Those clear sequins are great- I used my Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive from Xyron to stick them down. It works perfect for sequins :) I tied a bit of twine just below the stamping and adhered it to my card.
The next card has another cute tag on it- this one has a little label printed on it that I loved! I knew a little embellishment cluster would look great there!
I started with a white card base for this one and added a large panel of the striped patterned paper (Lucky) to the center. I added faux stitching along the top and bottom edges of the panel. This beautiful focal point is another stamp from the Hello My Name Is Clear Stamps set. It's my favorite!! Such a pretty mix of fonts! I stamped it into the white space of the tag using a crisp black ink. Next I grabbed the pretty damask stamp and used it with light gray ink over the label. I added a splatter of gray mist and embellished the space with a beautiful red gem from the Hello My Name Is Gems pack- the tag needed a big splash of red and this gem delivered!! I added a small decorative brad to finish off the cluster.
Before I added this tag to my card front, I added the black and white chipboard button from the Hello My Name Is Decorative Buttons pack. I added a bow of linen thread to the button and then adhered the tag down to my card front.
Aren't Ephemera Tags a great product? I was so excited when I saw that they were included in the new spring collections as well! You get 20 in each pack and are so versatile- they are great! I hope I've inspired you to try them out on a card or two! :)
Thanks for joining me today!
Thanks for joining me today!