Sunday, May 19, 2013

Two tags

I spent a lot of time last night on Tammy Tutterow's site learning how to ink a tag.  Today, I don't know what came over me ... I HAD to make one!  Well, one wasn't enough ... a second tag followed the first.

The details:  tag is 4.25 x 9.5 (roughly).  I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the cut.  The cut was followed by a bunch of layers of Tim Holtz's Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Broken China, Black Soot, Forest Moss).  I flicked water on it to make it even more distressed.  I also stamped a script stamp in the Forest Moss. Then I used a Copper Glitter embossing powder on the edges.  I also used my homemade sparkle mist in a golden metallic.

The pennant was a gift from my sister.  I dabbed it with the black soot.  The flower is a layer beginning with greenery topped with a plastic flower that I smudged with Black Soot.  I was afraid that it wouldn't dry, so I used the heat tool. Surprise!  It began to curl and shrink.  Cool beans!  Then I layered some paper flowers that were also misted with the gold metallic spray.  The corner boasts a small metallic embellishment with the word "Inspire".  I added a flourish to the top and tied it with a bow through an old button from some long-forgotten article of clothing.  Finally, some gorgeous, silky yarn is tied through the hole.

Tag two has most of the same features as the first tag.  It's a bit larger at 4.5 x 10.5 (again ... approximate dimensions - I am too lazy to go measure it!).  I also used my new purchase of Dusty Concord ... a beautiful purple!  I used it to stamp the script as well.

The differences in this tag include a metal mesh that my neighbor gave to me.  I sprayed a white flower with some more homemade purple metallic mist.  There's a flourish on the top that I embossed with purple embossing powder.  I used some white paint to distress the tag in the lower corner that reads "Appreciate".

I'm glad I spent the time learning how to do this.  My fingertips are stained a glorious shade which is really cool.  Enjoy!


  1. Yubba Dubba Do. Nobody would ever guess you're new at this when they see these tags. Wahoo!

  2. They turned out so pretty! I am so glad that the information on my blog helped! Thank you for sharing the link with me!


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