12 Tags of Christmas…{day 12}


supplies: craft sheet, distress inks, distress reinkers, rock candy distress stickles, heat tool, mini mister, perfect pearls, glossy accents, ink blending tool (ranger); grungepaper, adage tickets (idea-ology); scissors (tonic); pearl bling, holly leaves (prima); script, fabulous flourish stamp (stampers anonymous); #8 tag, glue sick, ribbon
step 1: combine in mini mister, 1 scoop (the end of a craft stick works great) of perfect pearls.
step 2: add 1 dropper full of distress re-inker.
step 3: fill about 3/4 of the way with water.
step 4: shake the contents really well to emulsify the mixture.  *you're ready to go with your own custom pearl sprays.  the color combinations are limited only to your imagination.
step 5: die cut (3) 6 petal flowers (i used sizzix flower layers #5) from grungepaper and color them by misting with various pearl sprays.
step 6: repeat until they are saturated in color.
step 7: dry the inked grungepaper with a heat tool.
step 8: ink the edges of the grungepaper flowers with distress ink using an ink blending tool.
step 9: snip between each petal about 1/2” to help the curl later.
step 10: flower #1 make only one cut in between two petals to the center of flower as shown.
step 11: flower #2 completely cut out one petal of the flower all the way to the center as shown. *this will look like a piece of pie.
step 12: flower #3 completely cut out two petals of the flower all the way to the center as shown. * this will look like a butterfly wing.
status:  this is what you should have at this point…5 flower pieces
step 13: apply glossy accents to the back of the grungepaper on the petal to the right of the cut line. be sure to spread it out over the entire flower petal as shown.
step 14: wrap the flower into a cone shape overlapping the petal on the left over the glossy accent one on the right and line them up to adhere together as shown.
step 15: apply a paper clip to the overlapped areas allowing the glossy accents to dry completely – this is very important!
step 16: repeat above steps for the other two larger flower pieces creating three flower cones as shown.
step 17: ink the back of the two remaining petals with distress ink using ink blending tool as shown.
step 18: curl in the two top edges of smallest petal into the center with the main color on the outside as shown.
step 19: curl only the top left petal back towards the center of the remaining petal with the main color on the outside as shown.
step 20: the tricky part: flip petal over and roll into itself creating a cone with the curled petal on the outside as shown.
step 21: apply glossy accents to the area of the petal where they overlap as shown.
step 22: hold in place to dry with your fingers by pinching this area together as shown.
step 23: snip the ends from both small petals as shown.
step 24: curl the petals back on the three larger flowers by rolling them towards the center with your fingers as shown.
status: here is what you should have with all three flowers curled – plus the two center pieces.
step 25: snip the ends from all three flowers as shown.
step 26: apply glossy accents into the center of the largest flower and adhere next size flower by nesting it inside and hold to allow glue to set. *i prefer to off-set the petals a bit as shown.
step 27: repeat previous steps for next size flower as shown.
step 28: finish flower by adhering smallest petals inside flower with glossy accents.  position center petals as shown until desired look is achieved. *if your rose is too tall, snip some off of the center pieces.
step 29: for the tag, adhere a piece of music paper with a glue stick.
step 30: ink the tag with antique linen and pine needles distress ink using an ink blending tool.
step 31: stamp script with fired brick distress ink.
step 32: stamp fab.flourish with walnut stain distress ink and ink the edges with an ink blending tool.
step 33: adhere grunge roses with glossy accents to tag. *here i created a red one too.
step 34: adhere holly leaves with glossy accents.
step 35: finish tag by embellishing with rock candy distress stickles on the tops of the roses,  prima blig on the tag, and an adage ticket with my message for the holidays.
in the details: i love the look these dimensional grungepaper roses give.  the slight nostalgic shimmer of rock candy distress stickles give the rose some added festive fun.  the color possibilities of these roses and the projects to put them on are only limited to your imagination.  practice makes perfect with this technique…t!m

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