HI everyone, I have spent the morning making tags for my Paper Artsy christmas class and thought I would throw in a little tutorial. Please leave a comment and I will pick one at random for a prize. The prize will be a selection of Paper Artsy and 7gypsies goodies. Enjoy yourself playing and I will try to do more later in the week
These are the materials I have used.
Creative Imaginations tag book - Gerri
Ranger Adirondack inks - bottle, clover, watermelon, cranberry
Ranger Archival Ink - library green
Paper Artsy stamps - Noel plates 2 + 6, mini 39
Blonde moments stamps - Just plain xmas
Tim Holtz ideaology hitch fasteners
7gypies gem brads, red label holders,red round photo turns
7gypsies Hudson Valley papers
Ranger glossy accents, Holly stickles, cut n dry foam
B/M water spritzer
Small circle punch
take a creative imaginations small tag book and cut into separate tags.
using a piece of cut n dry foam apply clover Adirondack ink to the middle of one edge and the top and bottom of the other edge. Apply ink gently in a circular motion to eliminate harsh edges.
Apply bottle Adirondack ink to the remaining areas in the same style.
Take the watermelon Adirondack ink over the top of the bottle ink.
Flick water over tag + leave to settle for approx 10 seconds
Dab with kitchen roll to remove ink
This leaves a nice scrummy variegated background
Ink pine cone stamp (Paper Artsy Noel plate 2)with bottle Adirondack ink and stamp down the right side and bottom of tag
tear a strip of 7gypsies paper. Ink the edges with clover ink and add to tag, covering the hole.
Ink a piece of card with watermelon and cranberry Adirondack inks as before. Flick with water and dab with kitchen roll.
Ink bauble stamp (Paper Artsy Noel plate 6) with library green archival inks onto the red background. ( you need to use archival as we are going to be adding glossy accents later and dont want the image to run)
cutout image and mount onto green shimmer card.
make a hole in the tag whereyou would like the bauble to hang and attach it with a hitch fastener so that it swings freely
sand edges of tag and ink with bottle Adirondack inks
ink background stamp (Paper Artsy Mini 39) with library green ink and stamp onto remaining red inked card.
punch 3 circles out, ink edges and stick onto 3 7gypies photo turns.
add to tag with 7gypsies gem brads
cover back of tag with 7gypsies papers. Sand and ink edges with bottle Adirondack ink. Ink B?M pick stamp with clover and stamp around edges of tag
cut a square of the red stamped card big enough to fit into a 7gypsies red label holder and attach to top of front of tag.
add glossy accents to bauble and the 3 photo turns
add holly stickles to pine cones and let dry.
enjoy and dont forget to post a comment!!
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