Fall is my favorite time of the year! I love the crisp, cool days and being able to snuggle under blankets at night. When I think of fall these are the things that come to mind: apples, grapes, scarecrows, pumpkins, hayrides...well you understand! It's just a wonderful season.
To celebrate fall, I've created a tag that you could use on a bottle of wine or cider when you are invited to parties during the upcoming holidays. It was super easy to make which is an added bonus!
This week our Stampendous Design Team is featuring stamps from the NK Studios collection. If you haven't seen these yet, you're in for a treat. They are wonderful designs that look great in a variety of styles. I used the Grunge set for my tag.
I stamped the image 3 times on black cardstock and sprinkled them with aged wine embossing enamel. These aged enamels are fabulous! They are a combination of colored and metallic powders are get so textured when you heat them. I LOVE them all! Check them out at the Stampendous website by clicking HERE. After heat embossing them, I cut out two whole "clusters" and cut individual "grapes" from the third. I used foam tape to add more grapes to one cluster.
Of course, I needed some leaves for my grapes so I got out my Jumbo Leaves set (CRS5052) and the Leaf Die Cut Set (DCS5068).
|CRS5052 Jumbo Leaves|
|DCS5068 Leaf Die Cut Set|
Cut a tag 3 1/4" x 6 1/4" from the same green paper, rouge it with the Cottage Ivy and Grape Jelly inks. Stamp a sentiment if you want and emboss it with the aged copper. I used the Congratulations stamp from the Say It Today set (SSC1190) from Stampendous.
Use Craft Glue Dots or liquid glue to arrange your grape clusters and leaves on the tag. The jute bow is from May Arts Ribbon, as is the beautiful purple ribbon used to add the tag to the wine.
Now check out more great creations using NK Studios designs at these blogs: