I had the pleasure of creating several samples for Ranger Ink for CHA-S 2011. After the show I was asked to write tutorials for some of the projects so they could be added to their tutorial page. My first one went live yesterday. It is for this tag that I absolutely love!
The supplies and instructions are available on the Ranger site here: http://www.rangerink.com/projects/cards/projects_cards_ShrinkPlasticFabricTag.htm . I thought it would be fun to share a few more detailed images here to go along with the instructions.
This was the first of the heart in hand charms I made. I love the way it turned out so much that I was inspired to make them for necklaces.
This was also the first time I tried coloring muslin with Distress Stains. The tutorial I posted before (http://tammytutterow.typepad.com/tammy_tutterow/2011/08/tuesday-tutorial-distress-stain-muslin.html) focused on a more monochromatic color palette. I love that this tag had more diverse colors.
This heart is two layers, the bottom layer is Grungepaper colored with Distress Stains and then the heart (Wendy Vecchi’s Love to Make Art set) stamped on crinoline. The two were layered and sewn together. I love how folky and aged it looks.
I really love vintage buttons and think they add such a nice touch.
I love the quilt batting peeking out of the frayed edges. I was going for something that would look like a scrap of an old vintage quilt and think I really achieved that. This is hands down one of my all time favorite tag creations.
Remember, for this one, you can find the supply list and isntructions on Ranger’s website.