Thanksgiving Blessing Tag

It is a 3-day long weekend here in Taiwan and I am so blessed to have been able to make artworks three days in a row. After making a super CAS card yesterday, I challenged myself to make a quite sophisticated-looking one and this tag is what I made today. Boy, I am in a heaven.

I am entering this tag to the following challenges:

1. Stamploration {Stencil Sunday #14} + October Mixed Media Challenge
  http://stamplorations.blogspot.tw/2015/10/stencil-sunday-october-14.html  http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2015/10/stencil-sunday-october-14.html
2. Crafter Stampers, Take it Make it October Challenge, 'Take A Technique - Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper
In my tag, I have inks, faux stitches and faux newspaper.
3. Just Us Girls Trend Week 314 – Use Stencils
4. The Sisterhood of Crafters, Lets All Go To 'The Pumpkin Patch
5. The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #17 - Word Search

    My word inspirations are pumkin and black.

Card Details

1. All stamps are by Hero Arts and all stencils are by Tim/Stampers Anonymous.
2. Pumpkins were colored by Copic Markers.
3. I added crackle embossing paste first. After dry, I applied two layers of stenciling then covered the whole tag with some distress inks.  I overstamped the newspaper background, making the whole background full of textures as shown below.

4. I added faux stitiches on the side as the final finishing touch.

I feel extremely blessed after making this tag. Hope you like this tag. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Absolutely fabulous tag Helen! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘PUMPKIN PATCH’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. love the crackled woodgrain background - thanks for sharing your project at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

  3. A beautiful tag with those gorgeous autumnal colours!! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly and thank you also for your visit to my blog! Have a wonderful week! xxx

  4. Love the background. Worked fabulously with your pumpkins. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls

  5. This is a gorgeous tag so full of color and texture!! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls!

  6. What a beautiful tag! It is so elegant. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  7. Incredible fall tag! Love the bold sentiment and those striped pumpkins! So glad you joined us over at Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see more of your work in our gallery again soon!

  8. Such an awesome project!

    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  9. Happy craft-time! This tag is special... I love your stencil-over-crackle technique-- going to have to try it and hope it turns out as well as this! I love it!

  10. Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love the colors and that awesome crackle finish over the stenciling!

  11. Very sophisticated indeed Helen! Beautiful background and pretty pumpkins. Thank you for playing along at STAMPlorations October Mixed Media Challenge. Happy creating as always!
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  12. This is a lovely Halloween project, thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly. If you want to be in with a chance to win though, you will have to add our graphic to your post. I'm sorry, but that is part of our challenge rules...

    1. Hi Astrid, I just added Mixed Media Monthly's graphic under this month's challenge link. Thanks so much for your kind reminder.

  13. Fabulous tag! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  14. Beautiful tag! Love the graphic pumpkins and the amazing texture from the crackle paste. I'm so happy that you linked up with us at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. xo

  15. beautiful tag! i am in awe by how realistic your woodgrain looks in the background! fab! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!



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