A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Friday, 6 November 2015

Tag for a Baby Girl

I'm on the Design Team for the new Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge.  The first challenge, which runs till the end of November, is "Tag".  I decided to step outside of my frantic Christmas mode as I need to send a gift to my god-daughter's new baby girl so I can use this tag for her.

My mixed media are ink, sprays, embossing paste, glitter, and ribbon.

I started with a blank off-white tag that I sprayed with two different sprays.  I let the colours run, blend, and air dry.  I then used embossing paste over a star stencil, added a blend of silver and pink glitter, and set aside to dry.

I stamped a lovely sweet stamp from an old SU set, die cut it with a circle and backed it with a scalloped silver glitter paper circle.  I had planned to run the "congratulations" sentiment level along the bottom but did something radical for me and put it at an angle! 

The ribbon I used is silver with a pink thread along each edge but I don't think it shows in the photo.

Please come and join us at Happy Little Stampers and make a mixed media tag of your own!

Stamps: SU In the Stars, Memory Box sentiment
Ink: Memento Rose Bud
Paper: off white tag, silver glitter paper
Accessories: Spellbinders oval tag,  circle, and scalloped circle dies; ribbon, Hero Arts star stencil, embossing paste, silver and pink glitter, Mr Huey's First Kiss spray, Glimmer Mist Tattered Rose spray


  1. This is gorgeous ..... great background and I love those sparkly stars! xx

  2. OOH I love those colors... so sparkly and fun.. that pink is to die for

  3. What an adorable tag for a baby Sue. I love the pretty background and the sparky textured stars!

  4. This is so pretty Susan, love all the sparkle. Carol x

  5. This is so pretty, Susan! I've never thought to make a tag for a baby congratulations and I think it's a wonderful idea!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. I love your tag, especially the background! the sparkly bits are a fab touch!

  7. A sweet tag for a sweet baby girl! Precious!


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