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Fairies Double-Sided Tag Featuring Sin City Stamps


Hello everyone!  Today, I am so excited to tell you that Altered Pages and Sin City Stamps are partnering up this month, and both design teams will be sharing their creativity and use of products from both of these fabulous companies.  So be sure to stop by both blogs to see all the inspiration from everyone.

For my first post this month, the theme is "Fairies".  I love making tags, and so I decided I needed to use one of the oversized tags from Altered Pages in order to fit everything I wanted to include in this piece.  And I could not stop at decorating only one side, so I decorated both sides.  I love how these turned out.  

I started with a blank oversized tag that measures 8-1/2" x 4-1/8".  After spritzing each side with Dylusions ink sprays and water, I began by choosing my collage images, then some stamping and fussy cutting.  

On the front side (left), I stamped the crackle background stamp randomly using Rhubarb Stalk ink, then I cut out the AP-1729 Alphabet Fairies collage sheet images to spell "F A I R Y", added Gold Delicata ink around the edges, and adhered as shown.  

I stamped the two fairy silhouettes from Fairies and Blossoms 2 onto scrap purple card, fussy cut, and added green Wink of Stella pen to the wings.  For added dimension, I cut into the middle wings and used foam dots beneath the center wings only.  The rest of the fairy was adhered with Scor Tape.

Next, I stamped "Magic" onto scrap white card with Gothic Purple ink, punched out with scalloped edge oval punch, and inked up with Dusty Concord distress ink.  I adhered this with foam dots.

The cute little mushrooms die cuts from Sin City Stamps Fairy 2 die cuts were added last, after I decided my fairy needed to be standing on one.  I first colored them up with Rhubarb Stalk, Pistachio, and Peanut Brittle Memento inks, which you can get from Altered Pages.
I adhered these to the bottom of the tag with a few fern leaves from my stash, and a strip of German Edging Gold Braid was adhered along the bottom edge of the tag.

On the reverse side (right), I stamped the thicket from Pam Bray's Fall Collection in black StazOn ink along the bottom, and the large flourish from Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2 with Hawaiian Blue StazOn ink along the top.  Then I  applied Art Anthology Dimensional Paint (June Bud) with a spatula through a piece of Punchinella mask and stencil.
I next stamped and die cut "I Believe in Fairies"from Anime Fairies 2 Art Rubber Stamps, colored with distress inks, and adhered with foam dots.  A tiny butterfly, also from Anime Fairies 2 Art Rubber Stamps was stamped, fussy cut, and adhered to a single flower cut from the Floral Trim.
Next, I stamped sitting fairy from Anime Fairies 2 Art Rubber Stamps onto scrap card stock, colored with alcohol based markers, and fussy cut.  She was then adhered with foam dots.  I think she is so pretty and an awful lot of fun to color.
To finish it all off, I added Stickles glitter glue in Champagne to the mini flowers I had stamped onto the thicket stamping, and a light coat to her wings and the butterfly wings, which I also stamped onto scrap paper and fussy cut out.  

One last thing, I applied a coat of Gilder's Paste in German Silver to the metal butterfly charm from my stash, and attached it with a Light Bulb safety pin to the Sari Silk Ribbons at the top.

Supplies Used:

Altered Pages:  AP-1729 Alphabet FairiesPunchinella mask and stencil;  German Edging Gold BraidScor Tape 1/4 inchStickles glitter glueFloral TrimSari Silk RibbonsResin BlossomsPetaloo Flowers;  Oversized Tags (8-1/2" x 4-1/8")Dylusions Inks (Calypso Teal, Chopped Pesto, Polished Jade, Pomegranate Seed ); Memento Ink Pads (Rhubarb Stalk)(Pistachio)(Peanut Brittle); StazOn Jet Black ink padArt Anthology Dimensional Paint (June Bud); Delicata Gold ink padWink of Stella pensLight Bulb safety pinsGilder's Paste

Sin City Stamps:  Anime Fairies 2 Art Rubber StampsFairies and Blossoms 2Sin City WingsPam Bray's Fall CollectionArt Journaling with Terri Sproul 2Fairy 2 die cuts

Other supplies:  smooth white card stock, Copic markers, Distress Inks, Spellbinders Fancy Tags die, metal butterfly charm

I hope you enjoyed my double-sided tag today, and that you are inspired to create one, or two, or three of them.  And please be sure to check out both blogs for more inspiration, and both online shops for all of the supplies you need to make one of these fun tags for yourself, or whatever you choose to create.

If you would like to see more fully detailed step-by-step instructions for this project, please visit my blog.

Have a wonderful week, and happy crafting!



  1. As always simply gorgeous Barbara! Love the colors and details!!!

  2. Very nice Barbara! Great colors and background.

  3. Lovely Barbara! I don't know if I could choose a favorite side :)

  4. Another beautiful project, Barbara. :-)

  5. Gorgeous Barbara, you have used some of my most favorite colors and the I love all the added touches to these tags! xx

  6. Barbara, you always create such wonderful, lovely work.

  7. WONDERFUL... so much detail and great tutorial!


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