A few weeks ago, I made a couple of tags for the swap I run. I have already blogged the Santa tag so thought I would show you the other that I made :O))
The tags I use are from LB Crafts and are, for me, the best you can get. They are lovely and smooth so really love Distress Inks and are the perfect size, being about 6" x 3".
I started off by painting the tag with Weathered Wood Cracklepaint. Once this was dry, I used a blending tool and covered the bottom of the tag with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and then edged with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I next inked up (using Midnight Blue StaZon) the fab Snowman stamp which is from the Tim Holtz range by Stampers Anon. I stamped this onto the bottom half of the tag and luckily, the stamp is just the right size to fit perfectly!
To make the snowman stand out more, I used white acrylic paint, which I blobbed onto my craft sheet and then spritzed with a little water. This made the paint thinner and more pliable as I do find that acrylic paint can be a little bit thick to paint with LOL I used a fine paintbrush and carefully painted in the snowman and the words and snowflakes on the stamped image. I used a cocktail stick to add little dots of white to the background to make the snowflakes stand out a bit too.
The large snowflake on the top of the tag is actually a Grungeboard shape from the Seasonal range. I had previously painted it with Weathered Wood Cracklepaint and then just lightly brushed some Pearl acrylic paint over the top to make it shimmer. I added a brad as a fastener to finish it off. Finally, I used a piece of snowy paper which is from last years stash (think it is My Minds Eye), tore a small piece to cover the join between the distress ink and the cracklepaint and added a little greeting. I forgot to take a photo of the back of the tag but it was just covered with paper and nowt special!! LOL
Thanks for looking - I can't remember who got this tag in their swaps but I hope that they liked it.
Tuesday, 30 December 2008