Thursday, April 30, 2020

{Throwback Thursday} Inspired by a Flower Tag

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to another Throwback Thursday post. On the last Thursday of the month, the STAMPgirls will be sharing new projects inspired by a previous STAMPlorations project...either one they made themselves or made by another STAMPgirl. And every month, we'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Throwback Thursday post for the month, as well as from the featured designer's blog.

Today STAMPgirl Tanja shares her creative takes inspired by a past project and using various STAMPlorations products.


Have a look at Tanja's projects:

Hi there, it's Tanja here and this is my first Throwback Thursday post for STAMPlorations. My inspiration for my projects was this flower tag that I created for STAMPlorations 5th Birthday in June 2018.

The Throwback Tag

I used the beautiful STAMPlorations Fancy Frangipanis on this one and I will use that same stamp set throughout this special feature and try different coloring techniques to achieve quite different looks.

  • stamp the Fancy Frangipanis twice with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • color the image with Schmincke Horadam and Daniel Smith watercolors and add some splatters
  • die cut the Birthday Wishes three times from white cardstock and once from turquoise foiled cardstock for the top layer
  • adhere the finished panel to a Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardbase



  • cut out the medium-sized Luggage Tag from grey cardstock
  • stamp the Fancy Frangipanis with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder
  • color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add some splatters with Finetec Silver Pearl watercolor
  • the sticker is from the Hey Sunshine sticker set
  • thread a piece of grey twine through the hole of the tag


  • stamp the Fancy Frangipanis with My Favorite Things Extreme Black
  • color the image with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add some splatters with watered-down black acrylic paint
  • cut out the Smile directly from the colored panel and keep this die cut for the top layer including the inner pieces - cut three more sentiments from white cardstock and layer them all on top of each other
  • puzzle the card back together and adhere it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.



Aren't Tanja's cards and tag gorgeous? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here by May 8. We'll announce the winner in the April winners post on May 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Check back next month for a new set of Throwback Thursday projects from Tanja!


  1. Oh what gorgeous projects! Beautiful layers of elements and details. Wonderful inspiration!

  2. Wow - who can pick a favorite from these beauties?! Not me. They're just stunning.

  3. So pretty! Love the tag and cards with this beautiful design! Awesome coloring!

  4. Great updated creations.
    Love the puzzle card.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Wow 2018 feels like forever ago...(actually Feb feels like its 2018). Tee hee. These cards made me smile for sure! Love the lavenders and softness! Especially the tag. Thanks and please continue to stay safe!

  6. The original tag is beautiful and so are the projects inspired by it! It's amazing that even though the same image was used; it looks different on each project! How fun!

  7. Oooo I love the tag and the purples! The way the birthday shimmers is soooo beautiful!

  8. I really like the swirly look of the flowers. SO pretty.

  9. Great color choices! These are very pretty!

  10. These are all gorgeous, including the inspiration piece! My favourite is the final card, so pretty!

  11. What amazing work - that tag and the final card in particular caught my eye
    Stay safe