Good afternoon! I wasn’t going to stamp this morning. I had big plans in the yard. However, as I was cruising online this morning and checked in with the daily challenges at Splitcoaststampers, I saw that the Ways to Use it Challenge was all about packing today. In general, we can use packing/shipping products such as bubble wrap, shipping tags, packing tape or spin the challenge the other way and use a travel theme such as luggage tags, vacation theme stamps etc. I decided to spin the challenge, being the rebel that I am.

When I started downstairs to stamp, I had something in mind for the challenge. Needless to say, once I got started what was supposed to be cute and fun turned into something entirely different. The mojo took over and I was lost in creativity. I know, I know – I’m in a stamping slump or at least I say I am. Anyhoo, bear with me. It will probably take me longer to write this post that it did to make the darn tag.

I think what I’ll do first today, is actually show you the picture of the products used. That way when I mentioned something, you already know what I’m talking about.


WT168 Product


I started with a plain manila shipping tag. The Travel Background was dabbed with the Copper Acrylic Paint Dabber and then stamped on the tag. Cool Peri, Salmon and Juniper were then wiped across the tag. Using a paper towel, the excess ink was wiped off and since the acrylic paint works as a resist, the ink wipes off the acrylic paint. The remaining images were then stamped in black. The rectangle postmarks were stamped on another tag, cut out and inked. They were each distressed in varying degrees, and mounted on the tag using Glossy Accents. The fragment piece was inked on the back using Alcohol Inks and then a postmark stamped on the front. The fragment was also attached with Glossy Accents. I had a 7 Gypsies passport tag in the stash, and cut out pieces of the tag, ink and distressed them. They are both attached to the tag using a brad. The Grunge Board Key was painted and inked and then tied together with a piece of an old earring with black hemp twine and then tied to the tag.



  • Stamps: Rubbernecker Travel Collection Travel Background SKU:44-08, Hotel Du Palais Paris, and Montreux Palace Luisse; Old World Collection Cote D’ Azur Postmark SKU:193-09, Eiffel Postmark SKU:193-08, Eiffel Tower SKU:193-10, MC Postmark SKU:193-04, Mk Postmark SKU:193-03, Moutier Postmark SKU:193-11, P2 Postmark SKU:193-02, and Paris Postmark SKU:193-07 from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Manila Shipping Tags, 7 Gypsies 97% Complete Passport Tag
  • Ink: Ranger Adirondack Salmon, Cool Peri, Juniper, Archival Jet Black, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and Copper Mixative, Lettuce, Stream and Wild Plum Alcohol Inks
  • Accessories: Ranger Copper Acrylic Paint Dabber and Glossy Accents; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grunge Board Elements and Fragments; Tonic Tim Holtz Distressing Tool; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

Well, that’s about it for the day. I need to go out and dig some holes!



10 Responses to “Tag It”

  1. Oh my Wonders! That is a fan-tas-tic card! Really beautiful and oozing with awesome-ness! Speechless….

  2. Now you know how close to my heart this is right? Absolutely totally LOVE this Sherry!!!!

  3. Sherry..that totally kicks some major butt!! LOVE it!!

  4. Oh…I loved this, Sherry!

  5. very cool stamping, and love the hanging charms/beads!

  6. Wow, I love this. You did such a great job! And you say it didn’t take long, but it had to have taken forever to get all that stuff out and then put it all away again! I so love collage. I do have a question though, I couldn’t find the fragment, unless it was the colorful postage element. I couldn’t see anything that looked glossy enough to be the fragment. Great piece of art!!

  7. Great collage.

  8. *thud*…..Wow Sherry! You’ve outdone yourself. I REALLY like the look of this and keep buying stuff so that I can try it, but haven’t figured out how to open that door (this style is SOOOO outside my comfort zone)

  9. Totally amazing! Love every little detail!

  10. This is truly a work of art! How beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Sherry! I love this! 🙂

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