supplies: (ranger) craft sheet, distress ink/bundled sage/forest moss/peeled paint/walnut stain/vintage photo, adirondack paint dabber/snow cap, adirondack alcohol ink/red pepper/watermelon, ink blending/applicator tool, distress stickles/rock candy, glossy accents, mini mister, archival ink/jet black, #8 tag; (idea-ology) grungeboard, tissue tape/symphony, accoutrements/fanciful, salvage stickers/seasonal, trimmings, memo pin, tiny attacher, sanding grip; (tonic) scissors, distresser; (stampers anonymous) winter sketchbook stamp set, letters to santa stamp set, speckle wood mount stamp; (sizzix alterations) caged bird bigz die; (misc)tinsel, circle punch, moss
so on with today's tag which starts with a video! let's go….
(step 1): apply rock candy distress stickles to inked grunge.
(step 3): gather up your tag and tree stamp….wait a minute…tree stamp?
(step 4): turn the stamp and stamp the tree sideways on the tag with archival ink – gotcha! let dry or dry with heat tool.
(step 6): begin adding darker shades of green distress ink using blending tool.
(step 8): make a cup with your hand and mist water into it from mini mister.
(step 10): dry water with heat tool and watch as lighter dots appear. *you can repeat the previous steps for more dots if desired.
(step 11): drag paper distresser along the edges of the tag to tatter.
(step 13): stamp script stamp over entire background of tag with bundled sage distress ink.
(step 14): remove mini postcard salvage sticker.
(step 17): sand the edges of the sticker with a sanding grip.
(step 19): okay now i must confess…i said yesterday that the "life is the art" stamp was one of my favorites, and it's one of them, but THIS stamp is by far my most favorite stamp. i know some people would think it's the large flourish that i'm always sporting around when i demo (i do love that one too), but honestly this stamp gets used all the time. i'm sure you'll know when you see it but it's the speckled stamp. apply snow cap dabber to the stamp.
(step 20): stamp the edge of the tag with painted stamp to create a snow flurry look. *this stamp makes snow, stars, speckles, sand, confetti…so many uses!
(step 23): adhere grunge wing to bird with glossy accents.
(step 25): adhere grunge bird to tag with glossy accents.
(step 26): cut trimmings and color with distress ink. (*check out the previous 2 tags for instructions on this step)
(step 27): cut elastic trimmings to width of tag.
(step 30): attach the tinsel over the trimmings with the tiny attacher securing it through the tinsel, elastic trimmings, and tag. *yes the tiny attacher is that good! it is designed to go through several layers – love it!
now how about another video??? oh yes!
(step 33): adhere tissue tape flower to tag with adhesive of choice (i use my glue gun) and secure memo pin under flower.
(step 34): tie trimmings and tulle through tag and you're done!
*in the details: i really like the ruffled texture and vintage look these tissue tape flowers and accoutrments create. they are so simple to make, and you can design any size for any project!