March 11, 2013

"Tagged" with Happy Wishes (Tutorial)

Welcome to a colorful collision of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks and Penny Black stamps.

Happy Birthday Tag
A festive birthday tag!


Step 1
Stamp two flowers on white cardstock with Onyx Black VersaFine
and heat emboss with clear powder.

Step 2
Trim the flowers and apply Dandelion Memento ink
to the centers with a sponge dauber.

Step 3
Next, apply Morocco Memento ink with a sponge dauber.

Step 4
To finish, apply Lilac Posies Memento ink to the outside edges.

Step 5
Spray the flowers with Sparkle Psst Sheer Shimmer Spritz.
For dimension, add soft bends to the flower petals.

Part of Step 6  Part (b) of Step 6
Tap Mustard StazOn on a clear button and Cherry Pink StazOn on a crystal gem.
Tip/Hint:  Embellishments that are clear or neutral can be easily color coordinated to any project. 

Layer View
Assemble the tag by placing a piece of dimensional foam in the center of the first flower 
and tie the twine loop around the foam.  Top with the second flower.

For the banner, stamp the sentiment on white cardstock with 
Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss in clear powder. 
Edge the banner with Peanut Brittle Memento ink.  
Attach to the back of the button using GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray as an adhesive.  
Attach the button/banner accent to the center of the flower with dimensional foam. 
Add the colored gem to the button.

Design Variations:  Eliminate the twine loop and use as a bow for a gift.
                             String multiple flowers together for a festive garland.
                             Use as a card embellishment.

Thank you for stopping by!  

Have a wonderful day,

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:  Onyx Black VersaFine (VF-082), Dandelion Memento (MD-100), Morocco Memento (ME-201), Lilac Posies Memento (MD-501), Peanut Brittle Memento (ME-802), Mustard StazOn (SZ-091), Cherry Pink StazOn (SZ-081), Sparkle Psst Sheer Shimmer Spritz (IA-SML-004), GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray (TS-000-001), Sponge Daubers (ST-DAB-003) , Clear Embossing Powder (EB-000-005)
Other:  Clear Button, Crystal Sticker Gem – Mark Richards, Twine, Heat Tool, Scissors, Dimensional Foam

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