Sunday, August 7, 2011

Napoli and Tags

Hi everyone. I'm so stinkin excited to be a part of this fantastic team and I hope that our journey together will inspire you. Erika Taylor here today with my first ever post as an I Brake for Stamps Design Team member.  I've absolutely loved stamps for quite some time. I think it started in Kindergarten when you'd get a little smiley face stamp on the corner of your completed assignments. Oh how I loved that little smiley face hehe.

Today I'm sharing with you two projects that I've created. The first is an artistic tag. For this tag I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Distress Crackle Paint to create the backgrounds on both the tag and the Basically Bare Chipboard Hearts. After the paint was dry, I stamped the beautiful Floral Silhouette Bouquet onto the hearts using Versamark, then embossed them with a pretty Pewter embossing powder. The image is very soft, but adds to the tag perfectly.

Next, I created a card using one of my favorite types of stamps available at I Brake For Stamps. If you haven't picked up any of the collage stamps, You've just gotta!!! the images are striking and the option to double stamp and fussy cut to create dimension is amazing.

First off, I took a white piece of card stock and sprayed it with Pink Polka Dot and Teal High Heel Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. Once completely dry, I stamped the Napoli Collage stamp using Versafine in black, Then I re stamped the image onto a scrap piece of white card stock and embossed with a glitter embossing powder. I fussy cut the butterfly, and added it to the front of the card using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. The color combination of pink, teal and black is truly beautiful. To add a little more dimension to the image, I highlighted the sentiment and some of the fruit with a white pen.

So what do you think of my first projects? I hope that I've given you some inspiration today and you create create create!!! Don't forget to use your design team codes to get a discount on stamps. You will find these on all of the design teams blogs. My blog can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really look forward to creating using the wonderful images available at I Brake for Stamps.

Until next time

Erika Taylor


  1. Your shard idea is very unique. it is beautiful Floral Silhouette Bouquet onto the hearts using Versamark. I really impressed with your creation. I also visited "I Brake for Stamps" link. Superb collection of different and wonderful images.

  2. Fabulous projects Erika! I love the card, the colors are wonderful! :) TFS!