I hope you have a great time celebrating this weekend and thought that in order to mark the occassion I would make a project. I've had this free hat digi stamp from The Octopode Factory sitting on my computer for a while and thought it was about time I created something with it. I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
Anything but a card Challenge 14 'Green, Irish, St Patrick's Day'
Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge 14 'Green and/or St Patrick's Day'
The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge 'Going Green'
I started with a Tim Holtz die cut tag and coloured it using various shades of green and yellow distress inks before spritzing with water and Dylusions. Once dry I stamped a celtic 3 leaf clover and added a Tim Holtz crackle background stamp on to the tag. I covered the whole thing with Tim Holtz rock candy crackle paint and once dry added more green distress ink and a little treasure gold. I used double sided foam to attach the tag to a piece of black card stock cut just lager than the tag. I stamped an appropriate Stampin'Up sentiment, punched out and backed with stampin'Up punches and attached it to the tag on foam tape before covering with glossy accents. I printed the free hat digi stamp 3 times and cut one out as a whole, one without the brim and the top of the hat and the final one I cut just the ribbon and the shamrock. I coloured all three images with distress ink and covered with the rock candy crackle glaze and then more distress ink. I attached the 3 pieces in true decoupage fashion using the foam tape. Finally I added 3 pieces of ribbon to the tag using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher.