Welcome back to the Make My Monday bi-weekly challenge! Our host for # 211, Meg, chose autumn colors for the theme. One of the advantages of MMM is how open it is for individual interpretation. When you first see my tag, you might be asking yourself how pink and white relates to autumn colors. Here in the U.S., October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the color for that cause is pink. I am in the process of making 40 of these tags for an event sponsored by the high school where I teach. The school mascot is a hornet, but this bee works, and the colors are black and gold.

Here’s a shot of 9 of the tags:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

I kept the retired Honey Bee stamp and die set, and still have two packs of the DSP because it is black and gold. Last year, I made a couple of sets of tags for senior night for girls’ basketball and all the track and field seniors. Here’s a photo of one set of these:

Cropping, Stamping, and Assembling:

  • I used the Scalloped Contours die set for both the pink and white layers.
  • I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiment, from the Honey Bees stamp set, on the front of the white scalloped layer.
  • After using the embossing buddy, I stamped groups of 6 bees on pink cardstock using VeraMark ink. I found that trying to work with more than 6 bees at a time made a mess of the embossing powder.
  • After I covered the bees with black embossing powder, I set each group with my heat tool.
  • Then, I cropped all of the bees at once.
  • Since I had the black school color on the tag, I decided to add some gold as well. Therefore, I used a gold ink stamp pad and dragged the edges of the pink layer through the gold ink. Four sides through ink for 40 tags. However, it didn’t take as long as I thought, and I found that I could run three tags through the ink at once and still get the coverage I wanted.
  • I only used multipurpose liquid glue to attach the layers. These tags will have messages written on each of them, so I wanted to keep them as level as possible.
  • After adhering the white and pink layers, I punched a hole in the side of each.
  • Here’s a video showing the easiest way I’ve found to get ribbon wider than the hole threaded through:

That’s it. I hope you find some sort of inspiration from my unconventional autumn color tags.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a Peachy Day!



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