Tag You’re It – Challenge #4

Posted by on August 15, 2014 in Distress inks, Embossing, Friendship cards, Hero Arts, Online card class, Paper Smooches, Simon Says Stamp, Tag You're It Challenge, Tags | 6 comments

It has been fabulous to see the huge participation in the Tag You’re It! Challenge. Keep them rolling in!

This week is a little different for me – as I got to be inspired by my own card! I’ve never done this before, but I found it quite fun!


I took my inspiration from the shape of the card, the colours I used on the card and also using the inlaid die cut technique. However this time I wanted also incorporate a new technique that I have picked up from Day 6 of the latest Online Card Class – Stretch Your Stamps 2, shown to us by none other than my fellow TYI team mate – Donna Mikasa. Thanks Donna for your continual inspiration đŸ™‚

I white heat embossed the flowers then inked heavily with Distress Inks. Using a cotton bud dipped in water, I went over the flowers to reactivate the ink before dabbing it away with a tissue – removing the colour. Genius! I love the result.

You amaze me | Marion Vagg

You amaze me detail | Marion Vagg
For more details on the challenge and the guidelines, go here.


Stamps: Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Expressions of You stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card stock, Black Bazzill Card stock

Ink: Distress Markers – Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Quote Tag die, Simon Says Stamp You die, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-Static pillow, 3M Scotch foam tape, Cotton Buds, Water, Tissue, Mini ink blending tool, Hole punch

Hope you can find some time to play along. To link up your creations head to the Tag You’re It! Challenge blog.


  1. Totally rocked it Marion, this technique looks like so much fun!

  2. Holy cow, Marion, you did a brilliant job of CASEing that stunning work by that talented card artist Marion!! lol! They are both, as usual, spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. you done Donna proud, I should say….gorgeous!

  4. This is so pretty, Marion! I love your take on your own tag — it’s lovely!

  5. Hi Marion, your tags are absolutely gorgeous! I love all your elegant creations! I was just wondering which program you use to get the reflection of the card or do you just photograph on a shiny surface?

  6. I’m laughing myself silly over Darnell’s comment, so I’ll just echo her: a wonderful case of your awesome inspiration card that is, in turn, also awesome! WOW x 2 for both these tags!!

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