Happy Tuesday! Wow, what a busy week! My head is spinning from all the travel! I taught in Moline, IL, went junking in Iowa, and went to Houston to the International Quilt Festival. And… we got a new puppy! More on all of that another day. Up first though, a really pretty tag that was part of one of the classes I taught in Moline. The background has pearly satiny look that is perfect for feminine designs.
Begin by scribbling Wild Honey Distress Stain on your craft sheet.
Mist the stain with water.
Drag the tag through the watered stain.
Don’t worry about getting even coverage, irregular coverage will be more interesting on the final tag.
Use a piece of Crinkle Ribbon to soak up some of the remaining stain.
Die cut four small flowers from Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap. (This is the second smallest flower on the Tattered Florals die.) Rub the flowers around on the craft sheet to color them with the remaining stain.
Use a heat tool to dry the tag, ribbon, and flowers.
Place a large background stamp face up on your craft sheet. Ink the stamp with clear embossing ink.
Place the tag stain side down onto the stamp. Rub your fingers over the back of the stamp to transfer the image. You can make the image seem to fade out by rubbing less around the edges.
Sprinkle the tag with clear embossing powder.
Use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.
Scribble Snow Cap (white) Paint Dabber on your craft sheet.
Mist the paint with water to create a paint wash. Add only enough to make the paint more fluid but not runny.
Spread the paint on the tag with a piece of Cut & Dry foam. Apply multiple layers until the yellow stain is muted and more subtle. I applied about three light coats, but it may vary depending on how much water is added to the paint.
Wipe over the embossing with a damp (not super wet) cloth. The wet cloth will help remove some of the excess paint from the embossing.
Dry the tag with a heat tool.
Mist the tag generously with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist. Allow the mist to sit on the tag for a few moments.
Use a dry cloth to blot away the excess stain.
Dry the tag with a heat tool.
Apply Vintage Photo Distress Stain to the edges of the tag using an ink blending tool.
Adhere a piece of lace (shown: vintage) to the center of the tag.
Adhere a piece of vintage book paper to a scrap of manila cardstock. Die cut a heart from the assembled piece. Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the heart with an ink blending tool.
Tip: If you use your Xyron like I did, run your manila through the machine, not the book paper. If you put the vintage book paper through the Xyron, it will peel apart and be difficult to remove from the Xyron backing sheet. Instead, run the manila through and then stick it on the back of the book paper before die cutting.
Adhere the heart to the left center of the tag over the top of the lace.
Add a line of machine stitching through the tag and heart along the left side.
Die cut a strip of manila the width of the tag using the Tim Holtz Vintage Lace die. Mist the strip with Antique Linen Distress Stain placed in a mister bottle.
Blot the excess stain with a dry cloth. Dry the piece with a heat tool.
Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink the edges of the lace using an ink blending tool.
Adhere the paper lace over the heart and fabric lace. Add a staple with a Tiny Attacher to both ends of the paper lace.
For each flower, you will need two die cut flowers and one Long Fastener.
Stack two flowers together. Place the long fastener through the center of the two flowers. Fold the flowers upward over the head of the brad.
Cut a piece of thin floral wire to 1.5-2 inches long. Hold the end of the wire next to the end of the prongs on the Long Fastener. Wrap the long end of the wire around the flower at the top of the head of the Long Fastener.
Make one or two loops around the flower with the wire. Bend the excess wire downward to create a “stem”.
Fluff the petal of the flower. Brush the flowers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
Create two flowers. Twist the stems together of the two flowers.
Tap the ribbon with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
Tie a bow around the flowers where they are twisted together. Add a Trinket Pin through the center of the bow.
Use a strong liquid adhesive to adhere the posies bouquet to the heart.
Select two sentiment stickers from the Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker set. Brush the edges of the stickers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.
Adhere the stickers to the lower right corner of the tag. Add a staple to “secure” the stickers to the tag.
Staples are one of my favorite tools to anchor elements to a project to keep them from looking like they are floating.
How cute are those little posies? They are quick and easy to make and give you a new way to use flat die cut flowers.
In this picture, the yellow looks sunken in or debossed, but it is actually the raised embossed surface. The melted embossing powder helps keep and show the original color of the tag.
I absolutely love the way the white paint combines with the Perfect Pearls to create a satiny finish. I am not sure the photos do it justice, it is so pretty in person!
I am not sure the photos do it justice, it is so pretty in person! It is so soft and feminine! The layers combine to take a bold color into a more subtle and feminine shade.
Be sure to check back this week for some fun announcements and more projects. Lots of exciting things in the works that I can’t wait to tell you about!!