Friday, June 16, 2017

Come fly with me - a summer tag with nostalic batik

Hello and welcome, Anita from the Design Team here today to show you a tag I've made with a pretty cool technique.

I have to admit that I'm very very ready for vacation now so I feel that everything I'm doing now has something to do with summer and holiday. Come fly with me on a summer holiday 😃 But it really fits well as it is the theme of the month's Challenge.

Here is a step by step how I did this tag:

I started by stamping and embossing all over my tag with the Grungy swirls stamp, Distress Ink in colour pomice stone and clear embossing powder

Then I heatset it

And coloured it with Distress Ink in colours Mustard Seed, Mowed Lavn and Salty Ocean. The embossing is a resist for Distress ink.

And now to the cool technique; Take two sheets of newsprint paper, one over and one underneath, heat up your iron (not steam)

When the iron is burning hot iron the tag with the newsprint over and below, as showed on the picture above. The embossing powder is sinking back in the tag. It is not raised as a traditional embossing. This is brilliant technique because you can stamp on top of the embossing.

This is so cool and such a bright colours. You even get a cool print on the newsprint that you may use in another project.

Now I stamped these beautiful bees on my tag with black Archival ink. And around the edges I used Distress Ink Black Soot, to frame it.

I inked some cardstock with Distress Ink Mustard Seed and stamped "Come fly With me". Here I also used Distress Ink around the edges and glued it down with glue pads.

Some close up for details:

I hope I gave you some inspiration to join our Challenge which runs until 30th of June.

I wish you a lovely and creative day. Thank you for visiting.

Hugs, Anita

PS: Have you heard that Rubber Dance will be featured on Hochanda TV today, in collaboration with That's Crafty? You can watch it here at 9 am CET (8 am UK time) and 3 pm CET (2 pm UK time). If you missed it, the show will be found in the Rewind Archives on Hochanda for a while. Go check it out!


  1. Beautiful tag Anita 💕 I'm so excited and will watch the show live :)

    1. Me too! I know you have made some samples for it, so that will be so fun to see! ♥

  2. Love your tag! That looks like such a fun technique, have to try it out.
    Thank you so much, Anita! ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Anita, thank you for another fabulous example of your classy work. I will try the newspaper technique, love something new...hugs.xx

  4. Wow, this is 'cool' indeed! Thank you for explaining how you made it and I will give it a try!
    Lia xx

  5. Great technique and beautiful tag, thank you x

  6. I love this technique but had not done it in ages, thanks for reminding me how fab it looks :)
    Donna xx

  7. Gorgeous colours and I love how you flattened out the embossed design. Very cool tag. Hugz

  8. I love that background! It's so cool. Gorgeous tag my dear!


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