Thursday, October 30, 2008

Xmas Shimmer tag tutorial

Okay, i know its late but there were a lot of photos to upload and it kept throwing them out!! lol But I think they are all here now, so we can start. This is the tag we are going to make. It has a pearly shimmer background and pearl painted main images , accessorised with hardware embellishments. If you would like to win a pile of goodies then please leave a comment and we will pick one at random on Monday.


Here are the materials that you will need:-



Blonde Moments
Ranger
heat gun
chipboard scrolls
ribbon
off white card
green shimmer card
So now we are ready to go!!
Instructions
1 - ink up the foam of the blending tool with peeled paint distress ink and cover a piece of off white card. Work in a circular motion , starting on the craft sheet for a easier blend.



2 - collect the reinkers, mini misters and pearl pigments that you wish to use.



3 Take 1 dropper of mustard seed distress reinker and add to mini mister.



4 add i scoop of Blonde Moments pearl pigments, and fill with water.



5 shake well immediately to emulsify



Repeat with fired brick reinker and festive bronze pearl pigment, and peeled paint reinker and festive candy pearl pigment .
6 place chipboard scrolls over inked card.




7 spray one colour of inky solution over masks in areas.

8 repeat with the other 2 colours ( always shake before spraying)




9 heat to dry with a heat tool.




10 remove masks to reveal inked areas'




11 cut off top part of card.


12 Ink up Holly stamp (festive fancies) with peeled paint distress ink and stamp down left side of card.



13 ink up holly stamp (just plain xmas) with the same ink and stamp around right side.



14 cut both pieces of card into tag shapes. Ink up pick stamp with jet black archival ink and stamp around edges of both cards.







15 stamp images (treemendous, a little bit of santa )with black perfect medium ink and cover with Blonde Moments clear embossing powder.



16 heat with a heat gun.



17 dip a wet paintbrush into the pearl pigment powder.




18 and mix into a creamy consistency on the craft mat. Blonde Moments pearl pigments contain binders which enable the pigments to mix with water without the need for sealing.



19 paint in the image. Because we have used clear embossing powder the paint will not stick to the outline so there is no need to be precise.



20 whilst the first colour is still wet add a second colour and blend.



21 paint in all images.



22 cut out all images leaving a slight border.



23 stick all images to a piece of green shimmer card.



24 re trim images leaving a small border.


25 outline scrolls with the white gel pen.



26 attach images to tag with d/sided tape.



27 punch a hole in the tag and attach a hinge clip with ribbon. tie firmly in a double knot.



28 attach the metal numerals to the small tag with brads.




29 open the hinge clip and add small tag.




30 Et Voila. A beautiful shimmery Christmas tag with subtle jewel tones. Now its your turn to have a go. But be warned it is extremely addictive!!!lol. Don't forget to leave a comment for the chance to win blog goodies.



63 comments:

Anne Marie said...

I just love this tag. Can't wait to try it myself. This is my first visit to your blog found it via Tim Holtz's blog.

Bobs said...

Thanks for the fabby tutorial again, Dyan. Your words and pics make it all so clear.

Hope you have a great weekend!

xx

Sacred Yoli said...

Awesome tutorial! I am so thrilled because I actually have everything to do this project! Yay.

Elaine said...

Simply stunning - love the colours and the shimmer. Must get my inks out and have a play! Thanks for the inspiration.

Mrs Wonka said...

Is there any chocolate in the pile of goodies?

Z xxx

Clarky J said...

gorgeous tag Dyan Im going to try later on today. Love the shimmers :0)Janet Skipton x

MrsDB said...

Wow, the tags look fantastic, I love it! Thanks so much for the tutorial Im going to have to try it!

Julie Corfield said...

Great Christmas tag - the Blonde Moment stuff works so well with the Ranger products a la Tim! I would love to win this lot as I NEED those numbers!!!

Ria said...

WOW
thats just simply gorgeous

Gemma said...

A great tutorial Dyan. Your instuctions are so clear! Inspired to have a play this afternoon now!

Eleni said...

Wonderful work Dylan ... will have a go at this, don't have all the parts to play, but will do it with what I do have! :)

cottagerca said...

beautiful

Mrs Sweetie said...

Stunning tag and great, inspirational techniques! This is my first visit here but I shall definitely be back. :)

Mrs Sweetie said...

Lol, lol, lol!!!! I dread to think how many comments you have received from me! I was having trouble signing in and thought I was using the wrong password all the time. So sorry!

Sam said...

That is so beautiful, will have to give it a go. Thanks for posting it.

Leona said...

OMG thats fantastic so wonderful........ my first visit to your blog and wow you have some scrummy work on here...

Sharon said...

It is stunning Dyan. Your tutorial is really clear too.
I will give this a go - thanks for sharing.

X

cathy0536 said...

Wow, what a gorgeous tag! Not been crafting long so this is definitely something to work towards... v inspirational though.

angie's blogspot said...

Absolutley gorgeous Dyan, you are the Pearly Queen!

steph said...

Thankq again Dyan for sharing your wealth of creativity. Cant wait to get cracking with this and you do make it look so easy . See you soon
Steph x

Jo Power said...

wow how special would you feel if that tag was on your christmas gift from a loved one? I am going to try and make one.
Thank you

Hysteri-CAL said...

Wow - that tag is stunning ... I must get round to trying the BM shimmers .. as has already said, the BM range really compliments Sir Tims.

Great tut - thanks xx

megs said...

This tag is gorgeous Dyan. Haven't got all these tings, but enough to have a play later. Hope to see you on sunday at Doncaster. Glad I don't have to leave as early as you!

sarah said...

WOW fantastic tutorial, I shall have to give this a go. I was thinking of getting some glimmer mist but the pearl pigments look so much more versatile.

borgqueen said...

lovin it, when is the next shimmer and shine class? - as you say it's addictive ;o)

Pam said...

wow this is beautiful-and the instructions are so clear-thanks

chrisg said...

Whooo ... how scrumptious are these .... easy to follow instructions that even a numpty like me can follow :) .. Thanks a million again Dyan

pigglet said...

wow your work amazes me everytime i see it, thank you for such detailed instructions i am definatly going to have a go.
thanks for the inspiration.
christine

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

What a lovely tag. I would love to have a go at making a tag like yoursusing your lesson- do you have any outlets in Essex for your products. The shop which I know used to stock them, has now closed down.

Dylan said...

Hi you, unfortunately shops are closing left right and centre at the moment. I cant think of any one close to you , sorry, but you can always order direct from us. Just click on any of the products in the materials list and it will take you straight to that product in the shop. Hope that helps

Julie said...

Oh gorgeous! Your instructions are so clear. Thank you so much!

Boo said...

Marvellous tutorial. I feel like I can actually achieve good results now (I hope!). Step-by-step is good for someone like me who lacks the confidence to go it alone. Thank you Dyan. :D

Katie said...

Just so gorgeous Dyan. Must find time to try it before Christmas!

Katie said...

Fabulous Dyan. Must find time to try one before Christmas!

Cath said...

What a great tutorial. Think I'm going to have to try & get on a workshop (if I can convince OH he can look after 3mth old as well as DS :) !!!)

crafty capers said...

Lovely. Hadn't thought of using chipboard shapes as a mask before.........hmm.......that opens up a whole lot of possibilities. Thanks :-) Kate

Gemma said...

Stunning tag, love that shimmer!
Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial, cant wait to give this a try.

Elaine the Baker said...

You're my favourite!!!

just loved doing this at the class and then at home

Elaine (the Baker)

Niki said...

Dyan, that is gorgeous. The tuit is so easy to follow as well, wil def be having a go at this, many thanks.

James Donnelly said...

Great instructions and photo's - love the end result

Thanks

judy said...

I love this!!! the results are fab, the instructions are great, off shopping now.....

Pooch said...

Fab tutorial Dyan. I just love your products and your works of art. Keep up the good work!

annie2006 said...

wow this is absolutely fab! a newbie to your blog from ukscrappers but i think i will be checking it out more often!

pjbear said...

Beautiful pictures, gorgeous tag, thank you for the tutorial. I found you via UKS Forum

FrancesM said...

Thanks for a great tutorial Dyan. The tag is gorgeous Dyan. Can't wait to try it out.

maggie g w said...

Its a wet n windy Sunday but you have cheered me up with your fab tag tutorial... fab colours I am abandoning the chores and off to my craft room to try it out.. keep on posting fab ideas I love it..
:0) maggie g w x

knitkath said...

Wow, what a great tutorial, thanks so much! Now I want to go and play!

Bagpuss said...

Absolutely beautiful! My first visit too but will not be my last!!! Great tutorial and lots of new ideas to try on other projects too:)

Juliet said...

Wow, the effects are amazing Dyan. I really need to get to one of your workshops to learn how to work with these mediums. The tag is stunning!
Juliet xx

Marie R said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just love the colours. Can feel a spend coming on!

skinny-pinny said...

Brilliant tags,lovely products will definately try this techniique,your workshops are fantastic fun and fast(or it was at the harrogate show!!)love the shoes aswell!!

Lori said...

Oh wow- that's fantastic! I have some of the pearls in a box but never knew what to do with them! You've now inspired me to get them out and have a go!

mell said...

Hey Dyan

I am loving these tutorial's they are great. These will look great on the gifts i am doing. Can not wait to have a go at this tomorrow.

Mell x

Bee10 said...

This is fab. Certainly have a go. Thanks for all the hard work putting it on
Barbara

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Just beautiful as always Dyan. Love these little techniques you give us. Keep up the good work

Alix said...

wowzers dyan...another stunner!!! you are so inspiring in so many ways :)
{don't know if you'll remember me, i'm the ME-er in the wheelchair, we met briefly in your class at mini-SAG this year...}

Olive said...

This is so rich and textured...off to play now

Gordon and Moira Montrose said...

gorgeous tag - fab tutorial !

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A stunning tag and great Tutorial - one to pencil in for when I need to chill out and get down and dirty!!

K said...

Great tutorial, and what a result! Wow!
Kitty

Rosietoes said...

What a fabulous tutorial and what a fabulous result. Seeing each step like this gives the 'beginner' a lot of confidence to have a go at a new technique. The tags are a- maz - ing!!

Ellen said...

how come this has been here for 2 weeks and I have not seen it before? boy am I glad for the link on the Craftstamper blogspot . this tag is scrumptious and tastes like more ( just like chocolate)

ste said...

Hi Dyan
just checked your blog an this tutorial certainly is idiot proff jsut like you said at the craft fair on Saturday!
Thanks an will be checkin you blog more often now me thinks!
Thanks

Ste
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