Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tag Magic

Time for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  This week's challenge is hosted by the talented Ginny and she has chosen "Terrific Tags" as her challenge.  She describes the challenge as:

"Add it to a gift, label a homemade tasty treat, or display it with your favorite home decor, tags are not only fun to create they also have a million uses.  For this challenge create a tag that's big or small, mixed media or layered, or added to a project as a fabulous focal point."

I love tags!  They are fun to play with as they give you a chance to try new ideas, techniques or stamps in a smaller design format.
Stampers Anonymous The Professor, Stampers Anonymous On The Farm Idea-Ology - Halloween Adornment Idea-Ology Remnant Rubs For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I started with about 5 different tag backgrounds and ended up creating what I call my magician tag! 

After I had all these beautiful backgrounds on these tags, I ended up going with a plain white tag and blocking the design. :) 

Stampers Anonymous The Professor, Stampers Anonymous On The Farm Idea-Ology - Halloween Adornment Idea-Ology Remnant Rubs For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
For this tag I took a section of the Halloween rub-on remnants and placed it in the middle of the tag. I adhered them with the Popsicle stick.    I then decided to use the stencil with black embossing paste to add texture to the bottom and top of the tag. 

My next step was to stamp the professor in between.  I used scrap cardstock to mask the other areas.  I then masked the professor and stamped the ledger over the professors section of the tag.  I finished with some lines drawn with versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. 

I wanted something fun so I stamped and cut out the top hat. I tilted it on it side.  I then stamped a background stamp in red ink and cut out mini cards.  They also were embossed with clear embossing powder to give them the glossy finish you see on cards today.  (I so wanted a mini bunny to pop out of the hat!) 

The stars were painted silver and attached.  The Halloween adornment was painted with white paint first and I rubbed off the excess paint.  I let that dry and then I smeared black stazon ink over the surface to make the front black.

Please go check out the rest of the fabulous Design Team's creations!  They are really beautiful!  Come join  us and share your tags! 

The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stampers Anonymous On the Farm
Stampers Anonymous The Professor
Stampers Anonymous - Fragments
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Black Molten Embossing Powder
Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Gothic Layering Stencil 
Versamark Marker
Idea-Ology Halloween Remnant Rub-On
Idea-Ology Halloween Adornment 
Rayon Seam Binding
Ranger Archival - Vermilion Ink 
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink 
Watercolor Pencils
Tim Holtz Water brush
Idea-Ology Tim Holtz Jute
Small Metal Keys
Black StazOn Ink
Dina Wakely White Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stars
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Silver Spoon Paint


  1. Suzz this is brilliant! The magician theme shines through with all your clever design touches and layers. Love it! x

  2. Suzz, my chin is once again plopped down on the floor! Your tag is indeed magic! I love those black and white blocks, each so creative and perfectly balanced! I'm squealing over the Remnant Rub layer, because I have oodles of these yet unused. And the playing cards are genius and a wonderful pop of color. I love how you've done the metal tag and even put stars in The Professor's eyes! You ARE a GENIUS!

  3. Wonderful magic tag! I love the tipped top hat spilling out cards. REally a wonderful design!

  4. I love the cards tumbling out of the top hat! Such a lovely touch of whimsy!

  5. How fun is this! Love the way you have the cards falling into the hat. All the design elements work so well to transform the Professor to a Magician.


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