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This post has been moved to my new website: http://tammytutterow.com/2012/06/wood-you-be-mine/.
Today I have a really quick tag to share. Even though it is quick and simple, I think it is so pretty and looks like it took more time than it did.
Begin by blending Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Inks onto a manila tag using an ink blending tool.
Place the tag into an embossing folder (I used the new Book Covers Texture Fade). Emboss the tag.
Mist the surface of the tag generously with Mint Perfect Pearls Mist. Blot away any excess mist and dry with a heat tool.
Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges of the tag and onto the front of the tag on the raised areas.
Stamp a phrase onto a canvas ATC using Jet Black Archival Ink.
Add Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the canvas ATC.
Adhered the ATC to the center front of the tag. Attach with two Tiny Attacher staples. Add ribbon to the tag if desired.
Super easy and so very pretty!
I am so excited to have been invited to be a part of the Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop Designer Challenge! The team at Cocoa Daisy is throwing a fabulous online crop packed with activites all weekend long. It is sure to be a ton of fun so please go check it out!
For the designer's challenge, I received The Crafters Workshop 6x6 Mini Blazonry stencil. I used it to create a background for a tag.
I actually made my tag in my hotel room last weekend when I was in Indiana to teach. I grabbed a few supplies out of my classroom supplies and sat at the desk in my room expirimenting. It was torture to watch everyone get inky hands all weekend and not get to play along, so spending a little time with a handful of supplies was a perfect way to end a great weekend.
I began by inking my manila tag with Bundled Sage Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
I placed my stencil over the tag and dabbed Bundled Sage Distress Stain onto the tag. After removing the stencil I had a very fluid looking version of the design.
I placed the stencil back on the tag, lining up the openings with the design made with the stain. I used my Bundled Sage Distress Ink pad to tap ink onto the tag directly from the pad. I twisted and turned the pad as I tapped. By twisting and turning the ink pad as I applied it to the tag I was able to achieve a cross hatch type pattern from the lines and edges of the ink pad.
After removing the stencil, I had a cross hatch type pattern on the stained areas of the design.
I inked a large cling mount rubber stamp (Hero Arts Leaf and Floral Background) with Forest Moss Distress Ink. I placed the stamp on my table face up and layed the tag face down onto the stamp. I ran my fingers over the back of the tag lightly focusing mostly in the center of the tag to transfer the design onto the tag.
The stamped image turned out very light around the edges and more concentrated in the center.
I used an ink blending tool to add additional (Forest Moss) ink to the edges of the tag.
I love the finished look of the background. It has so many layers and so much depth. I love that it was created with only two ink colors.
To embellish the tag, I added an ornate plate that I painted with a Snow Cap Paint Dabber. I applied the paint to the plate and let it set for several minutes. I used a dry cloth to wipe away some of the paint. After the plate was fully dry, I tapped the surface with my green ink blending tool transferring some of the green ink (Bundled Sage and Forest Moss) from the foam pad onto the metal. I heated the piece to dry the ink.
I colored a piece of Crinkle Ribbon with Bundled Sage Distress Stain. After misting the ribbon with water to blend the stain, I dried it with a heat too. I tied the plate to the tag with the ribbon. I added a trinket pin and a bauble which was colored with Lettuce Alcohol Ink.
Finally, I inked the edges of a Journaling Ticket with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I slipped the ticket behind the frame and stamped the word "renew" on the ticket through the opening. The word renew seemed quite appropriate after spending so much time at the computer and not enough time with ink on my hands. It felt like a renewal to get lost again for a even just a few minutes with stamps and ink.
I am back again today with another tag that I found in photos that I had never blogged. This tag features archival inks and stamps by Hero Arts (Blooming Meadow and Bird Trio). The excact colors. . . yes, forgotten.
So I hope you won't mind, yet another post with pictures and few details.. . . better posts are coming soon, starting with a new tutorial tomorrow!
Hello! Happy April! April is my absolute favorite month of the year and I am always so happy to see it arrive! This year, after an especially busy March I am super happy to see April arrive. After finishing up a few top secret projects (some that aren't top secret any longer) I am finally getting back into my normal pace with projects on my work table and posts for my blog.
Today I want to share with you a project I created using the Tim Holtz Stamp2Cut system for the Sizzix eclips machine. If you don't have an eclips you can duplicate this tag by hand cutting the elements. Trust me though, once you use an eclips with Stamp2Cut, you will never want to hand cut again!
I have a mad love for the Eiffel Tower and hope to visit there some day. This Eiffel Tower stamp from the Tim Holtz I See Paris stamp set is a personal favorite. I was really excited when I saw that it was included on the Stamp2Cut 1 cartridge.
To create my tag base, I inked the map stamp from the Road Trip stamp set using Walnut Ink Distress Stain. After drying the ink with a heat tool, wrinkled the tag to create some creases and texture. I added Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges using an ink blending tool.
I streaked Tumbled Glass Distress Stain on a piece of smooth white cardstock. I used a heat tool to dry the paper. I stamped the Eiffel Tower stamp image on the stained paper using Coffee Archival Ink.
After the ink was dry, I misted over the paper with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist. I dried the paper again and cut it out along the edge of the image and then added Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges with an ink blending tool.
I stamped the image again on smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. I misted the image with Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist. After drying the image, I used the eclips machine and Stamp2Cut to cut out the Eiffel Tower from the larger stamped image. I adhered the cut out piece over the Eiffell Tower on the first piece. I shaped the piece so that it would not lay flat and adhered it to the tag slightly tilted and off center.
I colored a piece of Crinkle Ribbon with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain. I misted the ribbon with water to blend the color. After crinkling and drying the ribbon, I misted it again with Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist. I crinkled and dried the ribbon again. Using the brown ink that was already on my blending tool foam, I lightly tapped the ribbon randomly with the tool to add some brown coloring for age.
I wrapped the ribbon around the center of the tag and tied it off in a knot on the left side.
To create the tickets pinned to the ribbon, I stamped the image of the large block of tickets on manila cardstock. I cut all of the tickets out using Stamp2Cut. This image cut with Stamp2Cut is quickly becoming one of my favorites because I can quickly cut a whole group of tickets to save to use on various projects. After cutting my tickets, I found two that I wanted to use (one that says St. Louis! and one that says Paris) and inked them using the ink already on the foam of my red ink blending tool. (I have one tool for each color group so that I don't have to change out the foam when I switch colors.)
After cutting out and inking the tickets, I misted them with Sunflower Perfect Pearls Mist. I wanted them to have a slightly golden look. (Someday I will have the golden tickets from St. Louis to Paris. . .) I dried the tickets and wrinkled them slightly to add some texture. I finished them by adding Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges with an ink blending tool.
The final step was to pin the tickets to the tag!
Thank you again for bearing with me during my manic month of March. It is so good to be back to blogging and sharing projects! I have so much more to share with you this month so check back soon!
Today I am sharing a tag I created using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Stamp2Cut for the eclips machine along with the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Royal Script stamp set.
I applied streaks of Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, and Barn Door Distress Stains to a #8 manila tag. While the stains were still wet, I added streaks of Picket Fence Distress Stain over the other colors. I misted the tag with water to blend the colors and blotted the surface lightly with a dry towel. I dried the tag and misted over it with Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist.
After drying the tag again, I stamped the script stamp onto my tag using Black Soot Distress Ink. I also blended Black Soot around the edges of the tag.
I stamped the wings and two crowns on white stamping paper using Jet Black Archival Ink. I cut the wings and one crown out using the eclips and Stamp2Cut. I cut the second crown out using the pieces feature (the lower part of the crown and the Fleur-de-lis at the top).
After cutting the pieces out, I colored them using Antique Linen and Scattered Straw Distress Stains. After drying the pieces, I misted them with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist. I dried the pieces and added a light edging of Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges. I dried the pieces again and applied Distress Embossing Ink over the entire surface of both pieces. After applying clear embossing powder to the ink, I melted the powder using a heat tool.
I adhered the wings to the tag first. I adhered the full crown over the wings using adhesive foam squares. I adhered the Fleur-de-lis to the tip of the crown using a small sliver of a Zots adhesive dot. To adhere the lower part of the crown, I placed an adhesive foam square in the center and quick drying glue to the sides to that they would adhere to the base crown below. I added a small dot of Barn Door Distress Stickles to the jeweled areas on the front of the crown.
To finish the tag, I added a Tattered Banner cut from manila cardstock. I colored the cardstock with Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Stains. After drying the stain, I edged the banner with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added a phrase with my trusty old Hero Arts Printer's Type LC alphabet stamps and Jet Black Archival Ink. I adhered the banner with a strip of adhesive foam and a Tiny Attacher
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