supplies: kraft glassine, adirondack alcohol inks/bottle/lettuce/oregano/meadow/red pepper, metallic mixative/gold, blending solution, distress stain/antique linen/pumice stone/forest moss, distress ink pads/vintage photo/frayed burlap/blakck soot, distress stickles/picket fence, craft sheet, mister bottle, heat tool, ink applicator tool, ink blending tool, paint dabber/gold/snow cap white, distress embossing ink, black embossing powder, glossy accents, #8 manila tags, #8 kraft tags; baubles, sanding grip, trimmings; die cut/holly branch; CMS119 joyful song stamp set; paper distresser, scissors, wire, lace
step 23: ink the edges of the tag with distress ink (frayed burlap) using an ink blending tool. *note: distress the edges first with a paper distresser allows the distress ink to absorb into the tattered edges of the tag giving a more vintage look and feel.
step 24: ghost stamp the crackle and music backgrounds on tag by holding the stamp in both hands, bend the stamp and just roll on part of the stamp to the tag. this will give the image and random faded-out effect. i like to do this to many larger background stamps as well when i only want to have some of the image.
step 39: adhere the holly leaves (i only used 4 of the 6 cut) and lace cluster to the tag using a glue gun. *note: i also adhered some tinsel scraps by tucking it in under the baubles which helped the baubles stay in a cluster.
the details: the wrinkled effect of the guilded glassine is absolutely stunning on this tag. the way the light reflects off of the leaves and the glittery branches, and the contrast of the tattered lace and vibrant pearl baubles…
a variation: well if you own this stamp set (joyful song) you just want to use every stamp on it. here i chose to make another tag using the angel stamp and the same background stamps from the previous tag. i also used the two remaining holly leaves.
i have to say, so far, today’s tag has to be my favorite…or was it tag one?…oh no wait it’s tag three….nope, it’s today’s tag as of today. well anyways, i just hope that regardless of your favorite tag, you’re giving yourself the creative freedom to try out each one of them – you simply never know. just wanted to say thanks again to so many of you who are following the tags and uploading yours to the blog daily (thanks to inlinkz). i’ve added a “blinkie” to the sidebar on my blog so you can add to your blog if you want (thanks to my friend boo!)…enjoy…t!m