Happy Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, crud, Friday. This week has been one of those weeks. For some reason, no matter how many times I sat down to edit these photos, I just couldn’t get it done. I thought about just saving it for next Tuesday, but I loved this tag too much and decided to not wait. Instead, it is a special Friday edition of the Tuesday Tutorial.
I started this tag with a music theme on my mind. I have been thinking a lot about the Mamma Cass song “Make Your Own Kind of Music”. To tie in that theme, I selected a glittered pattern paper by Cosmo Cricket’s Simple Surfaces paper paper stack. My final theme ended up in a different place, but I still love what the glittered sheet music pattern adds to the final piece.
Before I begin, a quick reminder that the complete supply list is provided at the bottom of the tutorial. I included everything that I have used to create the tag shown. I do encourage you to improvise and to support your local stores. But should you need to shop online, you can click on each item and visit my friends at Simon Says Stamp. Your support of Simon Says Stamp helps me to underwrite the cost of this site and the time involved in creating free tutorials.
Trace the outline of the tag on the back side of the pattern paper. Cut along the pencil lines.
Tear about 1/3 of the pattern paper tag away. Set the pieces aside.
Scribble Picket Fence Distress Paint onto a large background text stamp (Tim Holtz Papillon CMS106).
Stamp the image onto the tag. Use a heat tool to dry the paint.
Mist the tag with Scattered Straw Distress Stain placed in a mister bottle. Since only 1/3 of the background will show, mist only that area.
Blot away the excess stain with a dry cloth. Use a heat tool to dry the stain.
Use Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist to add shimmer to the stained and stamped area.
Use a dry cloth to blot the excess mist. Use a heat tool to dry the tag.
Mist the piece of pattern paper tag with Broken China Distress Stain along the torn edge.
Use an ink blending tool with foam to drag the stain across the pattern paper tag.
Use a heat tool to dry the stain.
Use an ink blending tool to blend Broken China Distress Ink to all four sides of the pattern paper.
Use an ink blending tool to blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink to all four sides of the pattern paper. Curl the torn edge. Make sure to ink the back side of the paper where it curls up.
Adhere the pattern paper piece to the front of the tag.
Die cut a long label from vellum. Inking the edges of the vellum before removing it from the die makes it super easy to ink the edge of the intricately cut areas.
Adhere the vellum label to the front of the tag. Place your adhesive in areas that will be covered with embellishments so that it won’t show through the vellum.
Mist a piece of Crinkle Ribbon with Broken China Distress Stain placed in a mister bottle. Leave plenty of white areas. Mist with water to help wick the color.
Tap over the ribbon with an ink blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I do not re-ink my foam for this, I use the ink left on the foam so that I don’t get a heavy ink application. Wring the excess moisture out of the ribbon with a dry cloth. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool.
Tie the ribbon around the tag and tie in a bow over the top of the label.
Use an ink blending tool to brush two Petaloo teal Dahlias with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Adhere the two flowers to the tag on opposites sides of the bow.
Use an ink blending tool to brush two Petaloo green leaves with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Adhere the leaves to the tag on opposite sides of the bow.
Use an ink blending tool to brush a two small blue flowers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere each flower over the leaves.
Stamp a butterfly onto watercolor paper using Watering Can Archival Ink.
Color the image with Distress Markers. Blend the marker ink with a waterbrush.
Dry the paper with a heat tool.
Cut the butterfly out with scissors. You can add some detail coloring with the fine tip of the pens to make the color more bold.
Bend the wings upward. Apply adhesive to only the center of the butterfly and keep the wings free. Adhere the butterfly to the front of the tag toward the top. A small piece of thin paddle wire can be added for antennae.
Select a Tiny Text sentiment sticker. Sand the edges lightly with a sanding grip to knock off some of the finish (needed in order to add ink). Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink the to the edges of the sticker.
Adhere the sticker to the front of the tag below the flowers. Add Tiny Attacher staples to each end of the sticker.
Adhere a small Cosmo Cricket wood diamond embellishment to the top and bottom tips of the vellum label.
I love the combination of Vintage Photo and Broken China. The glitter pattern on the pattern paper creates such a great resist to the stains. I love the way the white background and silver glitter contrast against the blue.
This combination of blue and yellow is such a happy combination for me. I love these two together!
I really like how the butterfly looks on the textured watercolor paper.
I love how this little wood element adds texture to the tag. An adhesive pearl or jewel would also look great here.
Such a great quote! I love how the Tiny Text stickers always have a ready made saying perfect for the moment!