Let me tell ya, this is so not your ordinary rubber stamped art tag! My friend Rhonda got out her stamp pads, ribbons, Paisley and Posies stamp set and LOTS of rhinestones for this beautiful art tag. And if you’re not inspired to get out your own stamp pads and watercolour paper and get art tag creative, I’ll eat my hat!

In fact you’re going to want to get busy crafting. I’ve got a special contest coming up next week where you’ll play a starring role! If you’ve been too busy to get creative in awhile, you can quickly get back into it with my “7 Incredibly Easy Steps to Get Back to Crafting”.

Now let’s see what Rhonda created.

rubber stamped art tag

You can’t help but be inspired right? Not only is it gorgeous, but I think because it’s NOT a card, it’s got extra special WOW! (And it goes to show how different one tag to another can be, like on my card here.

Before I get to Rhonda’s tag’s details, take another look.

rubber stamped art tag

The black ink against the muted colours just POPS. It’s sort of like Goldilocks too – not too many or too few stamps, but JUST enough. Rhonda stamped off her tag so it appears even larger and chose one main image to decorate with her rhinestones. And decorate she did. I counted 32 of them! 24 black ones and 8 sparkly clear ones. And it’s not a bit overdone.

Although Rhonda’s colours are Tim Holtz distress inks, you’ll be able to create a very similar background with your Stampin’ Up! Classic pads.

In fact I was so inspired I had to give it a shot myself. I used Fresh Fig, Old Olive and Island Indigo inks on watercolour paper. I smeared my colours all over my paper both directly from my ink pad and with a sponge dauber. When it was covered, I gave it a couple shots of water from my Stampin’ Spritzer and sprinkled it with salt. The hardest part was patiently waiting for it to dry. But after I did, this is what I had.

rubber stamped art tag

How’d I do? I was pleasantly surprised how close it resembled Rhonda’s! In fact, I might even put this in the same category of not your ordinary rubber stamped art tag!  I pulled out the Amazing You stamp set to decorate my tag.  It’s FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $60 order!

So now it’s your turn. Get out your inks, watercolour paper, Basic Black archival pad and your favourite open line stamp set. Haven’t crafted in awhile and need that little push? Click on the sidebar for my Get Back to Crafting plan.  It’s so easy, you’ll be pulling out your tools within the hour!

And if you need some supplies I’ve got you covered too. Here’s everything Rhonda and I used.

Let me know how well I CASE’d Rhonda’s tag (isn’t that the highest form of flattery)?

rubber stamped art tag

rubber stamped art tag

I know we sometimes we don’t have time to make a card. Not even a little one. Less intimidating and time consuming than a full blown card, tags can be your answer. Feel free to make one just about any size: ultra cute miniature ones to tons-o-room gigantic (think 12” x 12”!) ones.  You’ll be amazed how liberated you’ll feel!

And be sure to check back next week when I’ll share news of my special contest. In the meantime, let’s see if you can get back to crafting and make some not your ordinary rubber stamped art tag creations too!

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