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The Tag Challenge for March is to create a tag using the negative – in short, a neg-tag. I love the idea of using negative for a couple of reasons: it’s a great way to mix multiple patterns while maintain a central focus on the shape or word cut out, and it’s a great way to use scraps from other projects.
Here is what I created for the challenge:
Supplies: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (bronzer); Prima Stencil (6×6 crackle); Recollections @ Michael’s (Embossing Powder Gold, Alphabet Stickers, Creative Tags); EK Success Brands Aristocrat Small Alphabet Stickers
I played on the negative challenge a couple of times for this tag – both with the heart punch, that shows gold (for the “heart of gold”) through the negative image behind the cute heart pattern paper, and with the gold Polaroid frame layered over top. To kick the back ground up a bit, I embossed a crackle stencil in gold, and then gave the whole thing a quick mist in bronze after putting it all together to tone down the bling just a little bit. Add some matching ribbons and voila.