Friday, January 28, 2011
Every week Joan's Gardens is hosting a tag challenge to help us make enough tags for us to use throughout the year. You should go visit Joan's Gardens and have a look around. She has a very active blog and shop where you can purchase many things that we crafty girls just can't live without! I'm participating because my tag making skills are lacking and I just love them and I'm hoping I will learn something by checking out all the beautiful creations submitted each week. Everyone has their own style and there is a lot of talent out there. You can get the details on Joan's blog and maybe you will want to join in the fun!
My tag this week started out as a piece of glossy card stock and I just cut out a tag minus the hole in the top. I dry embossed a corner emblem using a metal embossing template that sort of matches the Spellbinders Edge Die that I used. After attaching the edge to the tag, I used Adirondack Acrylic Paint in Pearl with a bunched up piece of seran wrap and dabbed paint all over my tag and the decorative edge. This takes a little while to dry....no heat gun please...so be patient. Once it is dry I used Ranger Distress Inks in Lipstick Red, Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage and Broken China to add some color to everything. Next came the ribbon along the edge and then I cut a doily in half and folded to add dimension and edged the doily and the decorative edge of the tag with gold leafing pen. My image is a downloaded image printed onto watercolor paper and then distressed with the same colors I used on my tag. I embossed another piece of card stock with gold embossing powder to mount the image so it would sort of match the doily. And last but not least came the homemade flower with gold stickles on the petals with some of the same ribbon peeking out of the edges. This tag is not meant to hung, just hide it down in a gift bag with your gift and off you go!