Hello!! It's Wanda here with you today to share this anniversary tag using the Happy Anniversary sentiment from the Happy Family Days set of 4 stamps.
I started with a #8 Ranger manila tag and first did the wrinkle free distress technique using Distress Inks Tea Dye, Antique Linen, and Pumice Stone. After drying this, I placed the heart stencil (Tim Holtz) over the tag and inked through it with Versamark, removed the stencil and applied PanPastel Permanent Red buffing off any extra with a paper towel. The chalk sticks heavily to the ink and lighter to the other areas. The edges of the tag were then distressed. Happy Anniversary is stamped on white cardstock with Archival Ink Jet Black, trimmed, edges distressed and colored with the PanPastel. The flower pieces (Geranium - Elizabeth Craft Designs) were cut from white cardstock and color added to the center with the PanPastel. The geranium leaves were cut from green cardstock and highlights added with PanPastel Bright Yellow Green. The other leaves (Tim Holtz) were cut from watercolor paper and inked lightly with Distress Ink. All the pieces were shaped and glued to the tag. To finish it up 3D lady bugs were glued on, ribbon and twine tied to the top and white gel pen dots added some of the hearts.