Daily Archives: October 17, 2014

Oyster Stamps, blog hop


Hello everyone, and welcome to the final day of the Oyster Stamp blog hop.

Well, I am sure you will all agree that there have been some fabulous makes by the team this week.

We hope that you have all enjoyed taking a peek at our tags, I have certainly enjoyed making mine.

Don’t forget if you haven’t done so already, you still have up untill midnight tonight to leave a comment on here, and also on each of the blogs below.

You will then be in with a chance of winning one of two goodie bags from Oyster Stamps.

Neet  http://www.hickydorums.blogspot.co.uk/

Pam  http://pam-simcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Martine  http://abfabdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

Hellen  http://www.elliescupboard.blogspot.co.uk/

Margot  http://margot-craftcorner.blogspot.co.uk/

Andy  http://www.andrewbennett17.blogspot.co.uk/

Eileen http://eileenscraftyzone.blogspot.co.uk/

Once again, on behalf of the Oyster Stamp design team, I would just like to say a very big thank you to everyone that has left comments and followed the hop, so good luck to everyone x

So here goes,

My first tag, shabby chic style

mail box tag

As always, I have made my tag from Mountboard as I find this gives a bit of extra strength. The tag measures 8 x 3 5/8  (204mm X 93mm).

I have used heartfelt Creations raindrops on roses papers for my background and distressed the edges with seedless preserve and peeled paint, and have also used the   ‘Dream’ ticket

mail box top

The Mailbox is a new metal embellishment that has recently arrived at Oyster Stamps, made by Shabby Chic Treasures, using the ‘love’ sentiment from the paper pad I have made a template for the little mail sign, glued it in place and covered it with glossy accents.

mail box bottom

The flowers are heartfelt Creations Christmas poinsettia distressed with Victorian velvet and seedless preserve, and for the leaves I have used peeled paint and frayed burlap, and added a wink of stella in clear, I then added a few gems.

I have finished off with some raffia and a bead from my own stash.

My second Tag measures 6 1/2″  x  4″, I have recently been using the Heartfelt Creations  ‘All geared up’ collection, I have really enjoyed this one so I thought I would try it as a tag.

I started off with a white Mountboard tag and stamped the Cogs & Gears background stamp with versa mark, then used Burgundy red embossing powder and distressed over this with rusty hinge and Pine needles distress inks.

Using the Cogs and Gears dies I have cut links, flowers and cogs, distressed them with rusty hinge and pine needles, then added metallic lustre over the top. Added some torn paper from the paper pad in the collection and distressed it with the same colours, layered one piece over the cogs and used the other piece to mount the sentiment, also from the collection. Placed the links top and bottom and finished off with some garden string and a bead.

cogs tag

and finally, as Christmas is fast approaching, I just had to!

This tag is 5 3/4 x 4″

The backing paper is from Heartfelt Creations ‘ Once upon a time ‘ and has been distressed with Aged Mahogany and Frayed Burlap.

For the candles I would have liked to of used the memory box die – Shining Candles. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to get this in, so I have used an old embossing folder.  I then cut them out, covered the wax part with glossy accents and then onto the flames. I distressed these using Gathered Twigs and also covered them with glossy accents.

The flowers are again from Heartfelt Creations Christmas Poinsettia, I have used red velum and gold embossing powder,

The leaves are from Heartfelt Creations open leaf pre cut set, I have cut these from parchment paper and used gold embossing powder.

To finish, I have added some adhesive pearls by Scrapberrys, some ribbon and a bead.

candle tag

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Thanks again to everyone, and good luck to all xx