Random Raccoonery

One of the first techniques I learned for stamping was “random stamping”. I remember I went to a Close to My Heart party and we stamped flowers in different colors all over the page. It is these techniques that I sometimes pull from the depths of my memory to try to breathe new life into them and my projects.

I received several adorable stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop that were begging to be used to create a background! I created this tag by random stamping all over the tag with brown ink using a second and third generation stamping technique. That means that after I inked up the stamp, I stamped onto a scrap of paper (first generation) to remove some of the ink, then stamped on my tag (second generation), and then on my tag one more time (3rd generation). Each subsequent image was lighter than the first. I then outline the tag with a dashed line

Then I stamped the raccoon image onto a piece of coordinating paper and colored in the details with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens in the Grunge Set. I cut out the raccoon and added him with 3D Foam Tabs to a punched circle I added to the tag with Power Adhesive Tabs.

I added 3 punched pennants to the tag with 3D Foam Tabs and then added a piece of baker's twine using Tombow Glue Stick. Drag the twine through the top of the Tombow Glue Stick and then press in place and allow to dry. I added a sticker I cut in half to the top and bottom of the tag as a sentiment.

Then I threaded several ribbons through the top of the tag and tied a piece of twine around them in a bow to secure them in place. Easy peasy!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Random Raccoonery

  1. so cute, yet so simple. need to remember to pull out my stamps more often. tfs.

    Posted on April 27, 2012 at 1:38 am
  2. Such an adorable little raccoon tag! I love the dimension that this stamping technique adds. Thank you f
    or your wonderful inspiration!

    Posted on April 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm