Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 11

CHACB July Challenge 11 02Tag, You’re It! Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 11

Please note: This is my second post today.  Please scroll down  or click HERE to find the Crafty Secrets Linky Party.

Hello, fellow Craft Hoarders!  And welcome to another support group meeting of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  The theme this time around is Tag, You’re it! So without further ado, let’s get the details on Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 11!

Challenge #11 Tag, You’re It!
Use a tag on your project. Create a handmade gift tag. Create a tag mini album. Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card. You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template. Maybe you hoard shipping tags of all sizes. As long as your project contains some sort of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along!

Our sponsors for this challenge are the wonderful folks at Crafter’s Companion and  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  Crafter’s Companion US brings you the products to make crafting a little bit easier, including the Spectrum Noir coloring system, the Ultimate Pro, and more! Crafter’s Companion produces a full range of tools to create cards and other paper craft projects. Their mission is to make their innovative, award-winning tools accessible to crafters around the world at fantastic prices. Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter’s Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, deigned specifically for the crafting market. Spectrum Noir wishes to make both alcohol marker and pencil coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability.


I had a really good time playing with my Spectrum Noir re-inkers for this project.  Take a look:

CHACB July Challenge 11 03I used my Tim Holtz tag die to create a  tag from glossy cardstock. I used the eyedropper from my re-inkers to randomly apply “blobs” of the BT and DG ink refills onto the tag.  Then, I used a blending tool to spread the ink out,  used my Blender Pen to blend and shade the ink,  and let it dry.  Which only takes a second.  Next, I stamped a doily image in white pigment ink and embossed with super fine embossing powder.  I stamped the lady’s face in Jet Black archival ink from Ranger and heat embossed with super fine embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment onto an extra bit of cardstock and heat embossed it as well.

CHACB July Challenge 11 04I dripped the alcohol ink into the printed portion of this metal tag and then colored the tag with one of my BT markers.  The ribbon is Cream Seam Binding from RRR.  I put it in a baggie, dropped some alcohol ink in there and scrunched it around to color the ribbon to match the tag.  Then I just tied it into a shabby bow. The side of the card was wrapped with Iridescent White Metallic String.

CHACB July Challenge 11 06The key and butterfly were colored with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then colored with my pens.  I really appreciated how these pens worked on multiple surfaces.  It was very cool!

The card is a 5″ x 7″ side fold made from pale green cardstock.  The vellum was run through a Basketweave embossing folder and secured with Zip-Dry paper glue, as were the sequins.

Here are the links to the rest of the team:

Amber Milone ♥ Christy Butters ♥ Debbie Seyer ♥ Donna Idlet ♥ Ginny Nemchak ♥ Glenda BrooksGloria Stengel(Chief Hoarder in Charge) ♥Jan Marie EnnengaKaren ZuegerKathy Clement (you are here) ♥ Pam BrayTammi Bennett

So, visit these blogs, leave them some bloggy love and then link up your NEW project on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous BLOG before midnight PT on July 20th.  You can read the challenge RULES to make sure your entry is eligible.  The team will be stopping by to view how you use a tag in your creation, and we’ll be sure to leave you some bloggy love.

Thanks for stopping by!  This Tag, You’re It! theme for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 11 makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.



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15 thoughts on “Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 11

  1. Marcie Rhys

    Spectacular Kathy! Thanks for sharing all the ways you dyed your pieces; many I’d never heard about before. The colored key is fantastic, and who would have guessed to try the markers on paint. And, a roll of white rayon seam binding can be a girl’s best friend with all of the wonderful options for coloring it.

    Thanks for the tip about Zip Dry. I’ve been looking for a glue that will not show through vellum, and with a bit of research, turns out Zip Glue will show through, but a really fast working adhesive is a great tool in my bag of tricks.

    Thanks once again for taking the time to detail your process. I always know my time is well spent reading every single word. You are truly a generous soul.

  2. Lee Ann Barrett

    Love this monochromatic card, Kathy! The verdigris look is wonderful as is the texture of the embossed vellum. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment as you always do! Do you know if there will be a dT call for Crafty Secrets?

  3. D Idlet

    Kathy, love your tag! It was so cleaver to put the tag on the card. Love your image and your coloring too! You did a great job!

  4. Robin Ludwig

    This tag is just gorgeous, Kathy! I love the colors, the ribbons, the stamps, dies, and most of all the beautiful face! Thanks for all the helpful tips about how you used your materials to create this work of art. I’m going to have to try the seam binding ink coloring. It’s just lovely! Totally in love with this project!

  5. Amber Milone

    This is absolutely amazing Kathy! I love all of the different ways that you used the alcohol markers and inks, not to mention the color combination is gorgeous! This card is truly a masterpiece of art!

  6. Gloria Stengel

    I am not sure if the background is my fav or the face stamp or the basket weave on vellum! I love this sooo much. Please make sure to share on the WorldWin FB page…since you used their vellum!!!

  7. Darlene Pavlick

    FABULOUS! Love the colors you chose on this project and thanks for the hints! Never thought to use my reinkers in this manner … well, guess what … NOW I know your secrets and I’ll be getting ‘inky’ soon. GREAT job (no surprise there! lol). Thanks my friend for once again enabling and inspiring me! YOU ROCK!!

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