Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Harvest Celebration!



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.
NKCRS03 Grunge
The design of circles reminded me of a cluster of grapes, so that's how I used them.


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
Stamp the leaf three times with VersaMark on green cardstock, sprinkle with aged copper embossing enamel, gently tap off extra powder, heat set. Use the matching die to cut out the three leaves. I thought the green paper was too stark so I rouged some Memento Cottage Ivy and Grape Jelly ink over my leaves too.

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:
Happy Creating,
Louise

25 comments:

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS tag Louise!!!
CLEVER stamping for your grapes, LOVE the colours and GORGEOUS embossing enamel too!!! ... I haven't tried these before, added them to my list to ask at my LSS next visit :)
Tracy from Victoria, Australia

Bunny said...

They do look like grapes. The stamp to the right looks like it could be the effervescent of the sparking wine. Very nice tag. Great sparkle, ribbon and twine. I love the leaves with the matching dies. My favorite.

Bunny said...

I forgot to say I was from Florida.

Pam Beatty said...

What a neat idea!!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very cute & sparkly tag - love it!
Becca from Florida

Nathalie Kalbach said...

What a beautiful idea and soooo clever- I love this! Gorgeous!!!

Jean said...

So creative and brilliant!!! Love it!

D.Ann C said...

What a grape idea! (sorry, couldn't resist.. too much FL sun this week! lol!!)

barbara macaskill said...
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barbara macaskill said...

What a grape idea!! My neighbor is a wine aficionado and I know she would love a tag like this on her Christmas present this year!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Barb in VT

Viki Banaszak said...

I love how you used that circle stamp. Very clever. The whole thing is so pretty. Viki in Kansas

Sue D said...

FAbulous idea so make these into grapes. I like the embossing enamel.
Sue in Ohio

Mary Holshouser said...

Great texture on the veins and grapes.
This stamp set does work well for a tag for a bottle of liquor.
thanks for sharing.
Illinois

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

This is a fabulous altered wine bottle, love all the details!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what a fun project - love your grapes
wonderful tag for the holdiays

Barb Housner

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your grapes are stunning. I did not see grapes in that stamp but now I do. Thanks for the great inspiration. TFS

Teresa from California

Pammejo said...

Fabulous tag, love the grapes and super idea for the gift giving season that is coming upon us. TFS

cghundley said...

Gorgeous tag and a
great use of the
stamps and dies.
Carla from Utah

Stampendous said...

Louise that tag is stunning. The Grunge stamp looks great as a bunch of grapes, what a great idea! Thank you for sharing your N*Studios projects with us this week!

Katie said...

Such a great idea for the grapes! So creative. :) And also great idea to pair with a bottle of wine. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. (USA)

manateegirl said...

Hi from balmy Florida! I love that you used linen cardstock for the tag. The embossing powder is beautiful.

Late Blooming said...

How fun! Using the grunge stamp for grapes is so smart. Thanks

Team Clark said...

Gorgeous tag! Love those awesome layers!

McStamper said...

Beautiful tag. Love the stamps.

Susan Salyer said...

love the paper and the stamps are beautiful. I love what you created here.