Friday, December 27, 2013

Metal and Music Tags

Hello! Did you survive Christmas? I think I was in a food coma for the next day… so much yummy food. But I bounced back yesterday by doing a bit of post-Christmas shopping. Heh heh.

Since I’ve been busy eating and shopping and spending time with family I neglected to share a couple of tags I made earlier in the month.


These lovelies feature Mélange Tissue Paper and Ornate Plates. I used Gelatos to add color to the tissue paper. Used the


Noel Tag – I used a coordinating die from the Flip-its #2 Circle Card die set to cut out the scalloped border from felt. I then trimmed it with scissors so that the felt would fit on the tag.


Thanks tag is pretty much the same as the Noel tag, just different color and I switched up how I applied the Antique Linen Distress Paint to the Ornate Plate.

Here is a quick walk through of how I created the backgrounds.


Run a manila tag through a Xyron Sticker maker to completely coat with adhesive. Cut a piece of Mélange Tissue Paper a bit larger than the tag. Crumple the tissue up a bit to add wrinkles, flatten back out and then press it onto the tag. Burnish with your fingers to flatten out the wrinkles. Finish by trimming the excess tissue paper.


Scribble here and there with a Gelato crayon.


Mist with water and use a paper towel to blend the Gelato.


For the ornate plate I coated it with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then removed most of it with a paper towel, leaving traces of color in the nooks and crannies. On the second tag, I just coated it with paint and heat set – going for the opposite look.


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  1. They are SO beautiful!!

  2. These are awesome... thanks for the inspiration... love the ribbon and twine idea !


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