Hi CLASSroom visitors!! So fun to be back sharing a post as a guest with all of you, many thanks to Ellen for graciously sharing this opportunity with me! I loved creating the tags in years past and can't wait to share my twist on the tag today!
It is frothy, sweet and makes me giddy to look at! I am hoping you are as excited as I am as I share the steps on how to create your own version :o)
Okay so the first disclaimer is that I don't own any of the fun goodies that Tim played with, so in the spirit of making do with what you have, we are going to start by making our own stamp!
Use the Movers and Shapers small snowflakes and die cut them out of foam that already has adhesive on n the back. Apply to Crystal Clear Plastic and you have made your own stamp.
Use Spun Sugar Distress Ink and stamp one of the snowflakes randomly on a #8 Manila tag. (The tags I used are American Tag white, they are no longer being carried by Ellen, but the manila will be beautiful as well.)
To my clear embossing powder I sprinkled in a little Holographic embossing powder to kick the up the girly factor another notch.
Apply this fun concoction over the snowflakes and gently tap to remove excess and then melt with a Heat-It tool.
Next stamp the other snowflake with clear embossing ink and then sprinkle and melt embossing powder.
Apply Shabby Shutters Distress ink with the foam applicator, lightly in some places and a little more in others. Sprinkle with the embossing mixture and melt.
After you have done that, apply a layer of Tea Dye Distress ink to age it and give it a warm glow.
Now that we have the base of the tag done, let's make the icing for this cake!
Die cut a deer from Craft-a-Board and spritz with Cappuccino Perfect Pearl Mist.
When it is done drying (or you have rushed the process a little with the Heat-It tool), apply Frayed Burlap Distress ink over the whole deer and then if you want, spritz again. (It didn't need it, but I did and it gave it just a little extra glimmer)
Now we can set that aside to dry while we do a little die cutting and sanding, and when I say a little, I actually mean a lot :o)
Start by cutting 2" strips from Core'dinations Adirondack stack in varying shades of green. I didn't end up using the red so you could skip it if you wish. I also die cut tags using the banner die cut strip and lacy edge die cut strip.
Stamp the banner using Graphic 45's 'Tis the Season sentiment in Black Soot Distress ink.
Spinkle with embossing concoction and melt with Heat-It.
Apply Old Paper and Tea Dye Distess ink to the banner piece and then curl and bend to get dimension. Set aside until we are ready to add during final assebly.
Apply Spun Sugar Distress ink to the more pointed edge, sprinkle with embossing powder mix and melt.
Apply clear Distress Embossing ink to the more rounded edge, sprinkle with embossing powder mix and melt.
Set both of those aside and then start sanding that card stock. I didn't want to ruin my non stick mat so I used an old school folder that can take the punishment alot better than the desk top or piece of regular paper can.
When you have sanded the paper, take it out of the strip and start assembling the wreath for the deer's neck. Layer a few of the greens together and then adhere to the deer. (worst pic of the day sorry!)
After you have that done, start assembling the greenery/wreath at the top of the tag. Adhere pieces and colors in layers to really accentuate the beautiful shapes.
I then adhered the rows of lace edging to the bottom with double sided tape, colored a pearl bauble with my Copic RV23 and tied it with a piece of May Arts 1/4" silk ribbon in white. Adhered the bow and bauble to the center of the greenery on the deer and then adhered the deer to the tag.
Finish by adhering the banner over the greenery and of course it must be tied up with a big bow from May Arts pink silk ribbon.
This is where it is time to stand back and admire your handiwork, or go to the dentist to check for cavities because it is so sweet!!
Thanks so much for sharing some time with me in the CLASSroom, and I hope you have found some inspiration!
Merry Christmas Friends!!
Inkssentials Manila Tag #8, Crystal Clear Plastic, Movers and Shapers Tray, Movers and Shapers Mini Snowflakes, Reindeer Flight Bigz Die, Festive Greenery Sizzlets Decorative Die Strip, Tattered Banner Sizzlets Decorative Die Strip, Vintage Lace Sizzlets Decorative Die Strip, Distress Embossing Ink, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Old Paper Distress Ink, Black Soot Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Superfine Clear Embossing Powder, Holographic Embossing Powder, Perfect Pearls Mists Cappuccino, Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Cling Stamp 3, Craft-a-Board, 1 1/4" Pink Silk ribbon, 1/4" White Silk ribbon, 1/8" Double Sided Adhesive Tape, Baubles, Copic RV23, Core'dinations Adirondack Collection.
We are SO thrilled to have Becky joining us again this holiday season to share her feminine twisted tag. She has absolutely rocked these tags the past two years! To have her back is such a privilege - please share in our excitement by leaving her a comment on this post!!! Your comment will automatically enter you in our random drawing for the goodies shown above! You have until noon on Sunday to share your thoughts with Becky!