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Thursday, May 3

Funky Tags Stencil Blog Hop with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Stencils

I was really excited when my friend Julie Fei-Fan Balzer asked me to play in her Funky Tags Blog Hop -- I love her and her style -- and I love stencils -- so it was a match made in heaven!  I wanted to do something really cool -- so my plan was to see how many times I could use the stencil (and maybe another one or two) to create a unique tag. I think I was successful!
This is what my experimenting brought -- a fun, embossed and brightly colored image. So, watch my quick fast forward to see how I made this! Can you tell me how many different times I used a stencil?



When the tags were done I embellished them with stitching, some crocheted flowers a friend gave me EONS ago, ribbons and some hand written tags.  I really love the way they turned out! PS. IF you want to get curly twine like I did on the tag above, spritz your twine with Niagara Heavy Spray Starch and then wind the long ends around a pencil and let the twine dry. When you remove the pencil you will have lovely curly ends just like this.
If you've got the time, check out what everyone else did for the hop! Thanks for playing along with me today, I hope you have a great Thursday. Mine is already getting off to a frenzied start -- I wrote this blog post yesterday and scheduled it to post this morning -- and when I got up to check to make sure it was live -- there was NOTHING in my post. So, I think I will drink my coffee and then lay down on the couch so I can have a restart ;-)

24 comments:

  1. This is my favorite sample of this blog hop. I really like how the black makes all the colors pop. The chevron with the dots is so cool and fun. I can't wait to try this.

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  2. Love this tag! One part of me wants to say "no you did not make that gorgeousness out of just stencils and coloring materials!" But you did. I watched a video of it. Amazing! Best use of stencils I have ever seen!

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  3. Ah Coffee Drink of Champions (about to go get my IV going ha) Know I think you used 4 stencils? :) They look AMAZING!!! Those would be so sweet on a gift or anything that it would be added to!

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  4. love the colors you chose for your tag!

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  5. Beautiful tag. Love your style. I enjoyed very much watching your tutorial. Johanne L.

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  6. Gorgeous tags! Love how you put them together too! I have a fair number of the Crafter's Workshop stencils, but am always looking to build my collection up a least a little at a time! I loved the techniques you used too. Thanks for sharing! ~tina

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  7. You rocked these stencils...WOW!!!

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  8. Wow I love your tags, they are so creative.

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  9. I just realized I watched the whole video with my mouth open...jaw-dropping brilliant!!!!

    WTG Catherine,

    Linda

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  10. These are great! Love the video and the helpful notes you added to it. Thanks!

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  11. Thanks for the video. It shows how to use so many different products. Love your tag.

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  12. Fantastic tags Catherine - and I LOVE the video. Great to see how these stencils can be used and the products you used. x

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  13. Wow! The richness of your tags is amazing! I love how you mixed and layered the stencils. Beautiful!

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  14. Oh Geez! I LOVE this! I'm signing up for your class right now!

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  15. The embossing looks great. Nice technique

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  16. Beautiful tags with such wonderful deatils!!!

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  17. Lovewhat you've done with your tag! So many ideas screaming through my head right now thanks to the inspiration provided here!!

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  18. Love the video. The tag is just beautiful.

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  19. Gorgeous! And I love the video! Thanks so much for being a part of the stencil hop!

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  20. What great use of the stencils...very unique take on them!!! Gonna have to get some to add to my filling stencil mania drawer!

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