I love the large tags and at 5 1/2″ x 10″, they are the perfect size for most any project. My husband is a real grease monkey and loves nothing better than to play with old broken down cars and trucks so this is perfect to hang in his garage. He really is quite talented as he is able to take a pile of “junk” and turn it into a street legal, street rod.

Ciao Bella’s Start Your Engines paper collection is so perfect for doing projects for my hubby!  The background of the tag is a paper that looks like metal plating.  Then I added some black stenciling using CE’s metal plate stencil.
I used two distressed checker pieces to go along with the racetrack checkered flags.  How did I get them so nicely black and white?  Easy, just paint the checker pieces with white paint and then glue to black paper.  Then trim off the excess black paper and you’ve got a black and white checkered piece.
Of course I had to include some rusty gears.  I used rust colored embossing powders to get the effect.
Had to add the old jalopy of course!  I used some gray and brown ink to dull the “black” of the paper.  After all, it’s an old jalopy and the paint has long since faded!
You know I put flowers on everything so I added this rosette, I figured the hubby would not “see” it as a flower.
Other Products
Ciao Bella Start Your Engine paper collection
Mix’d Media Truffle Embossing Powder
Emeral Creek Baked Texture Chunky Rust
Tim Holtz Rosette Die
Tim Holtz Old Jalopy Die
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Black Embossing Paste
Creative Embellishments Challenge

I hope you’ll enter our monthly challenge; it’s always the first post on the Creative Embellishments Blog.  You could win a great gift certificate to the store!  Here are the rules:
  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc. of  the 1st of each month, 2020.
  • It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
  • Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
  • Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
  • Combining with other challenges is permitted.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.