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Tag18If you are just finding us for this blog hop, Welcome!  Make sure you check out the other projects from the first two days!  Leave a comment for a chance to win a giveaway!  If you are returning, glad you are back today for me to share this fun birthday tag.  I used an XL shipping tag for this project.

Tag01First I used the Stampendous Embossing Tinsel in Vintage Lilac and Embossing Enamel in Aged Wine on the stamped image of the sunflowe using their Jumbo Sunflower cling stamp. 

Tag03When I used the heat gun, I was sure that the glitter would sort of disappear but it got even more sparkly if that is possible!  It is so gorgeous! The image is crisp and clear too!


I used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (# 105, 111, 133, 136, 141, 143, and 183) inside the flower and outside the flower to create a dramatic contrast.


You can see the close up of the sketched in areas before I added water.


I used my waterbrush to add water and let it drip down.

Once dry, I mixed Textural Accents Whipped Spackle with the Glass Glitter in the Encrusted Jewel Kit pack.  Using the palette knife, I spread it through a hexagon stencil.  It gave the Whipped Spackle a great sparkle and looks like confetti!  I also embedded some of the Purple Fragments from that kit too.



Here you can see the Fragments in the Whipped Spackle.


I also used the Aquarelles on a canvas butterfly from Prima Marketing.  I love the way the resist shows up with the gorgeous color from the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.


I used the Embossing Tinsel again on vellum with the Birthday stamp set.  I layered the sentiment over the canvas butterfly.


Here you can see the sparkle really well!


I used the following products:

Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®- Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (red, blue, yellow, green- ## 105, 111, 133, 136, 141, 143, and 183), Textural Accents Whipped Spackle, Deluxe Waterbrush,  Gelato Tool Kit


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Theresa Hawkins

Wow! Love the dramatic contrasts & the sparkle. Theresa x


Great textures and colors! Beautiful!


What a gorgeous tag. Love the colours.

Heather Thompson

WOW, that is just amazing. Just beautiful. I love how bright and lively this is. Thank you so much for sharing this creation!


Beautiful tag and colors!


I almost bought this stamp yesterday! I guess I'd better go back and get it!
I love the blending of the colors in the watercolor background. Why is it that when someone else let's it drip and run its so artistic, and when I do it, it's a mess ! LOL

Nikki C

This looks amazing with the way you created the purple shadows for the flowers and all that texture so sweet

Susie F

The embossing tinsel is cool. I really need some whipped Spackle.


Seriously love your tag! The coloring is so pretty and the extra texture on it makes it really pop. Thanks for sharing

Linda Tupper

Beautiful. I am loving the glass glitter you mix with the spackle. Beautiful color mix. I am also loving th beautiful sunflower stamp.

barbara macaskill

WOW! What glorious colors!!! I just love the yellows and purples! Such a brilliant combination! The hexagons add a wonderful depth to this tag and the sparkle is delicious!! Thanks for sharing and have a sparkaliscious day!

Tenia Nelson

LURVE it!!!! So so gorgeous!!!

Sharon Gullikson

I just love how the flower was "outlined" with purple. So pretty

Natasha Poteraj

Now that is a great arty kind of look. Amazing.


What a lovely card with such a great variety of techniques.

snazzy jj

OOOO... how sparkly!


Fabulous tag! I love the different techniques. Thanks for sharing.


I like to make tags for my gifts so I'm always happy to get new ideas. Your tag is so bright and colorful. Beautiful job of coloring. thanks for sharing.

Shari Czerwinski

Love the pretty spring colors and multiple techniques used.

Denise Key

The colors are vibrant, the daisy is just over the top with all the embossing! Great eye candy! Love it!

Teresa Godines #6857

Oh my!!! So beautiful. Love how you added the texture to the Spackle

Sue D

Great techniques, colors and textures.

Lisa - papergrace

This is a stunning tag, Jen!! Love the drippy watercolor effect from the Aquarelles.

Amy Jones

Gorgeous tag. I love the colors and textures.


Brilliant, bold contrasting colours, and the sunflowers are fabulous!
Alison x

Carol B

Lovely project! I am enjoying the hop and all the great ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail (dot) com


Beautiful! I love the mix of techniques.

Greta H

Artistic, beautiful tag!


Colourful sparkly deliciousnes!

Miriam Prantner

What a gorgeous tag and great tutorial! Love how she added the color around the flowers!

Kailash Naidoo

Fabulous colors, love the watercoloring!!!

barbara lassiter

Love the awesome colors on this tag and the great texture as well. Beautiful would be a good description!


I love the glittery sparkle outline of the sunflowers created with the embossing tinsel and enamel! Thanks so much for posting this tutorial!

Becky Redfern

I need to try the whipped spackle!

Kelly Flaherty

This is so pretty and it looks like a lot of work went into it. Fabulous spring/summer colors.

Robin Buchholz

What a gorgeous tag! I love the colors and the embossing.

Michel E

Beautiful tag.

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Eunice B

OMG this tag is gorgeous, I love the colors and how the color addition blended with each other to add depth to the stamped image. TSF.

Sandra ltb

very cool - love the whipped spackle - nice piece of art! thank you for sharing - learned about a lot of products today.
Sandra ltb

Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

Pretty and vibrant! Loved the whipped spackle with glitter. The honeycomb designs enhances the flowers on the tag!


beautiful tag with lovely yellow and purple, thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win !!


Gorgeous! I love all the techniques here and the whipped spackle with glass glitter = brilliant!

Katie B.

Wow, this is beautiful! Love the vivid color around the sunflowers. And your idea to add the fragments and glass glitter to the whipped spackle was really great! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Karen Hayes

I absolutely love the embossing and sparkle! Gorgeous and Stunning! Thank you so much for the chance to win!



Helen Markee

beautiful!! thanks for the inspiration

Carla Hundley

How beautiful!
Great work.
Carla from Utah

Amy Cooley

Beautiful! The colors are so pretty!

Iris Soscia

So pretty - love the embossing and how you dripped the water on to the tag after coloring with the pencils.
isoscia at aol dot com


You sure managed to incorporate lots of products & techniques into a very small place! Looks really cool!

Sarah Lynch

I LOVE how those flowers look with the embossing powder and tinsel. It looks so awesome with the watercolor paint all around and the dripS! Yummy!

Janis in ID

Wowza!!! Hard to say what I like best abt all the amazing things you did with this oversized tag!!! This is just spectacular!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com


beatrice lawson

Gorgeous colours, wow... love the tag!

sharon gullikson

That is one gorgeous tag! I love the flowers, the colors, everything.

Natasha Poteraj

The colors blend so nicely. I like the drippy look too. Very nice.

Sue B

Sunflowers are a favourite of mine. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love it.

Sharon Roselli

This is beautiful! I love the whipped spackle. I have never used the sparkle stuff thinking like you it would disappear once heated but it is truly the coloring and letting it drip down it looks as if it the stem of the flower.


Wonderful color choices! Nice saturation: very eye appealing.


Lots of nice textures.

Stampendous Stamps

Wow, Jen! You sure packed a ton of technique into one tag! Your spackle with the glitter hexagons are gorgeous! Love your dripping of the Aquarelle pencils too. It's all just lovely! Thanks so much for playing with our products this week!

Lucy E.

This is so completely gorgeous!!! The colors are amazing-love that stamp!


Love the different textures. The colors make you want to see everything at once!


This tag is like a work of art! So pretty and you mixed things and colors together in such a creative way.

TracyM #6773


STUNNING tag Jen - LOVE IT ALL, from the BEAUTIFUL embossed flowers to the DELIGHTFUL watercolours (such bright, rich, bold colours), glittered Whipped Spackle, butterfly and bling!!! I haven't tried all these techniques before and never so many together, you make me feel like I can be more adventurous now :)


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