52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 10 July 2023

Visible Image "Shining Star" tag on a Brusho stencilled background

The heavens opened today, so it was an ideal time to play with a new Christmas stamp and stencil.

In my stash of backgrounds I've created previously, I came across a blue Brusho background which I felt could work with what I had in mind.  I cut the background down in to a tag shape and then used "Vivid Chartreuse" Archival Ink with a blending brush in two or three places.  I decided the tag needed some more depth of colour so opted to used "Majestic Violet" Archival Ink on the tag too.

I used the Visible Image "Ye Olde Christmas" text stencil with Versafine Clair "Fantasia" purple ink.  I then used the same ink to edge the tag before using a heat gun to dry the surface.

I rubbed an anti-static bag (with french chalk in it) over the surface of the tag.  I then stamped the large star, the sentiment and the smaller star from the Visible Image "Shining Star" stamp set with Wow! Clear Embossing Ink Pad.  Once I was certain that the image had stamped cleanly, I coated the stamped areas with Wow! White Puff Twinkle Embossing Powder and heat set.

I went around some of the stamped areas with a gold shimmer gel pen.  I added a few dots of white gel pen around the main star too.

Finally, I squeezed some "Crystal" Stickles on to my craft mat and using my finger tip, added sparkle to areas of the tag.



  1. An absolutely amazing tag,love the stamping and gorgeous background

  2. Stunning as always Sam, love the beautiful stamping and tag. x

  3. This is such a pretty tag Sam and you have embellished it beautifully by adding extra colour to the original Brusho background, and then the purple script and the white puff embossing powder over the stars, and the stickles giving some wonderful sparkle to it..a brilliant design. x