Sunday, August 24, 2008

School Backpack Tags

I got the idea to make backpack tags for my daughters here from Dawn, a fellow Canadian. Take your time checking out her blog here as there's lots of great work to be seen. I just love her style!

I picked up the Tilda with glasses and the books from the newest Magnolia collection called School, Travel and So Heavenly from Phebe at the Town Scrapper. My oldest wears glasses for reading and since it is so hard to find stamps with kids wearing glasses, I scooped these up as soon as I knew Phebe had them. There are fewer books on the tag than on the stamp as I had to cut the other 2 off so the image would fit in the sleeve of the tag. Doesn't Tilda look studious?!

Well, I call this an experiment because there are a few oopsies. For one, I've learned Stickles don't work well with a laminator - duuuuh! If you zoom in you'll see that the stickles are everywhere except where they were supposed to be on the wings. The heat from the laminator melts the compound and the sparkles spread everywhere. Second, Tilda's shirt and cuffs on her jeans are actually a light mauve but I went overboard with the Copic blender so in the picture it looks like there's no colour. Well, you know what, my daughter loves it! So NO do-overs and besides I'll remember what NOT to do each time I look at her backpack! As for the decorative edge on the tag - another accidental discovery - I took off the black cover on the SU corner rounder and this is what happened. Pretty cool! What do you think?

I was hoping to show you 2 tags but I haven't had a chance to start the other one, maybe tomorrow. My youngest wants her favourite Tilda from the Shabby Chic Collection so I'll have to dig it out from under the mountain of stuff on my dining-room table.

Have a good night,


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a fabulous idea Maria, I love the gorgeous stamps and can see why your daughter loves it. She will be the envy of her little friends, As for stickles.. I do love them but always end up in a Stickles mess and am always too impatient waiting for the to dry. Have a great week, Hugs, Nikki x

Dawn Easton said...

Maria, this is adorable! They are fun to make aren't they?! Thanks for the tip about the stickles ;)
Have a fab day!

Frances said...

Aww this is just fab - not surprised your daughter loved it. the stickles just looks like angel dust around her, sparkling away ;) x

craftyb said...

Oh were on the ball with this collection!! haha I also love these new characters with their glasses...perfect for my 2 little nephews! bx