Saturday, January 10, 2015

Mix-Ability challenge: Static Electricity

This week's challenge is brought to us by our newest hostess, +MariLynn DeGroot! She's challenging us to include some wavy 'static' lines on our projects.


I needed to replenish my stash of thank you tags, so I used the challenge to get my project started. I like tucking these tags in with etsy orders, and with all the Christmas necklaces I sold, I'm out! :)


The manila tags were printed using my Gelli Plate - I promise I'll video that process next time!


 I made the straight lines on the first set and wavy lines on this second set of tags using Roylco Paint Scrapers - these are kids' art supplies - inexpensive and they work great! They come in a set of 4.


The 'thank you' message is actually a die cut opening using a die from the set below - this is one of my designs and was actually designed with this type of project in mind.

http://www.iostamps.com/DIES/DIE195-K.html

 I used my grid mat to make sure I had it straight, and stuck the die on the sticky side of a Post-it note...


Then I used the straight sides of the sticky note to line up the die on my tags and hold it in place for cutting. Works like a charm!


I'm on the CHA show floor today - I am not cool enough to be able to post pictures directly from my phone, but I promise I'll upload from my camera when I'm able! Don't be surprised if I share more pictures of people than new products... though I'll be checking out products, I'm more excited about connecting with friends!

See you soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. Great tags. Perhaps this is where I should begin my own mixed media 'journey'. Start small and work up. Hope you enjoy Anaheim, Dina.

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  2. tags are always useful and needed for so many things. these thank you's speak of spring. quick and simply done.

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  3. Love these tags, where can I buy the Thank You die?

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  4. Hello Dina: Oh boy, you can never have enough tags and this are gorgeous, each one is unique and fabulous!! I like to give this kinds of gifts to my grandkids teachers, useful and pretty. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs.
    Maria.
    www.swimbikerunandstamp.blogspot.com

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  5. Fab tag, love the die, where can I get one?

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  6. Love the die you designed! How can I buy one? I see others have asked this, and I know you are busy at CHA, but I sure hope you will check the comments and let us know!

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  7. Oh, I need thesee! I've looked at them a couple of times. Love how the sentiment is suspended inside the circle. These would make great book marks too. Great Tags!

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  8. Love the cheerful colors!

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  9. Thank you for adding the link to the Impression Obsession for the tags.

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  10. *Very* clever idea! This technique makes the tag look so personal and custom. Thanks for sharing.

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