Mix'd Media Birthday Tag

Good morning everyone.   I love these wonderful Prima doll stamps by Julie Nutting.   There are rather large stamps (about 7") and I wasn't too sure what I'd create with them.  After seeing what Julie created with her stamps, I thought a mix'd media tag would be fun to create.

Start by creating a tag, slightly larger than the stamp.
Stamp a Birthday background stamp to cover the tag using Top Boss Watermark Ink.
Add Opalescent Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

Using a brayer, add ColorBox Tangerine Ink to tag.  The embossed words will resist the ink and the ink will cover the tag.  Use a baby wipe to create a watercolor effect by gently rubbing it across the tag.  Some of the ink will be removed from the tag and the embossed words will stand out.

Distress the edges of the tag and add Chocolate ink around the edges, moving the color into the tag with the ColorBox Color Blender until the desired look has been achieved.

Die cut cardstock strips for the edges of the tag and ink with Tangerine Ink. 
Lightly rub the die cuts with a baby wipe and then add Chocolate Ink. 
Add to the sides of the tag and mount the tag on brown cardstock.

Stamp the doll on white cardstock using black ink.  Stamp image again on pattern paper.
Fussy cut image, then fussy cut the dress and adhere to the main image.
Ink edges with Chocolate Ink.
Color headband with Pumpkin Smooch Ink.
Stamp wings on cream cardstock with Wicked Black Ink.
Lightly ink with Chocolate Ink using ColorBox Color Blender, then adhere to the tag.
Adhere the doll to the tag with foam adhesives for dimension.

Die cut Trellis from cream cardstock, gently rub with a baby wipe then add Chocolate Ink to provide a water color effect.
Die cut flourishes,  flowers and leaves from assorted papers.
Ink all with Tangerine and/or Chocolate Ink before assembling.
Add flowers to the trellis and add rhinestones to the center of each.

So what do you think? 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs, Heartfelt Creations, Prickley Pear
Stamps:  Stamps of Life, Prima Marketing
Ink, Embossing Powder, Smooch Accent Ink:  Clearsnap
Ink Tools: Clearsnap
Rhinestones:  Want2Scrap
Adhesive:  Scor-tape, The Best Glue Ever, Xyron
Ribbon:  Offray



  1. Really Beautiful!!! Love that background!!!

  2. Steph...your tag is absolutely adorable! I'm still trying to get the Prima doll with the pockets in her dress! She's so cute and apparently a very popular stamp! :) Love your background on your tag. So pretty. I also love your little trellis and flower idea. That is so sweet and I love the way you've colored it. Your doll is dressed really cute, too. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  3. Love the trellis. Don't you just love those JN dolls! A great tag.
    Hugs, Neet x

  4. Oh... Steph, what a grogeous tag! Love the beautiful doll and all the fabulous embellishments. :)