52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 3 January 2021

Fern and Text with a Funky Fossil Stencil Tag

I've been sorting through some of my crafting stash today.  I have quite a lot and some doesn't get used, mainly because my crafting style has changed over the years, so I've been putting bits by to re-home at a later date.

While sorting, I came across a small off-cut of a Distress Oxide ink background, which was just big enough to make a tag out of, so I decided to create something with it, rather than it being thrown back into the "background box" again.

One of the stamps I came across was a "Text Background Stamp - CL-05088" by "JustRite Cling" , so I decided to try it out over the background using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

Another stamp I came across, which was purchased as part of a bundle, was a fern leaf called "Water Colour Fern - 855" by purplenecker.com. I used two shades of Versafine Clair ink to stamp the ferns "Warm Breeze" and Paradise" both tones of blue colour.

Using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink, through a Funky Fossil stencil called "Make Your mark III" I added the honeycomb detail and also the sentiment which is part of their "Bees Geometric" stamp set.

Finally, I added a gold line border a fraction in from the edge of the tag and added some little polka dots to the text area.


  1. Beautiful colours and layout Sam,a wonderful tag

    1. Thank you. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out x

  2. Great idea to use up my background papers for tags, love what you’ve done. I’m using that, thanks🥳

    1. Glad it's inspired you to use some of the backgrounds you've made x