Saturday, March 7, 2020

Gingko Leaf Wish Tag

Full Disclosure.  I am a Biology major!  Every Biology major knows about the Ginkgo tree!  Used in the East for its medicinal qualities, the Ginkgo is remarkable because there is only 1 species in the entire world!  Ginkgo Bilbao. Comparably the maple tree has over 100 different species!
 The survival of the ginkgo is all the more remarkable because it nearly became extinct, disappearing from the fossil record in both Europe and North America.  It was preserved by Buddhist monks in their gardens in northern China. 
The tree was rediscovered by western scientists in the 19th century, and now the "living fossil" is planted all over the world.

Valued for its graceful form and unusual, fan-shaped leaves, the ginkgo is also disease- and pollution-resistant, making it an excellent tree for urban environments. Ginkgo's can live to be more than 1,000 years old. The tree is probably best known for its curious habit of dropping its leaves all at once!

Tradition dictates that if you catch a ginkgo leaf as it floats to earth, you'll have good luck!  The leaves are difficult to catch because the leaves are fan shaped, their falling pattern is very erratic. As soon as you think you have it in your hand, it darts out of reach.

SO... obviously I was super excited to see a ginkgo leaf stamp in the Blank Page Muse Store.  and since this month's challenge is anything but a card, I decided to create a tag! 

Supplies needed
Clear Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Archival Ink
Water Color Ink Sprays
Card stock
Sentiment Stickers

Start by stamping BPM Ginkgo Leaf Maidenhair Art Stamp  with embossing ink and add clear embossing powder and heat emboss.

Stamp BPM Shorthand Writing Note Segment Background texture Art Rubber Stamp with archival ink repeatedly over tag. It will wipe off the of the embossed leaves but a faint residual ink may be visible. 

 Stamp cross from BPM Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set by Terri Sproul onto tag.

 Spray tag with inks as desired.

 Let dry.  Spritz with water to create water spots.

Adhere tag to card stock mat. Add desired sentiment.

Add Jute bow to finish.

I hope this tag inspires you to play along with this month's challenge!  Be sure to follow us at:

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