Friday, September 3, 2021

Don't Give Up... on your project or Life!

 Happy Friday! Today I have a tag full of techniques... and to be perfectly honest, quite a few things went "wrong" on this tag. You know, when you have an idea and in your head it looks amazing, but once executed, not so great? Well, I kept going and this is what came to life... 

I started with a plain manila tag and covered it with a book page. I use Matte Medium for things like this normally.. but when I was at Hobby Lobby a while back I came across Satin Gel and HAD to try it. I really like how it is not glossy, but still not completely matte. 

Once the book page was dried, I inked it up with some Distress Inks and brushed some Gesso over part of the tag.

I then used the thinlet dies by Tim Holtz and cut out some of the background. 

Now time for some stamping and embossing fun! I used the tree from the Starbright Gnome Wintery Tree Let your light shine stamp set by Pam Bray.  I stamped in Versamark and used Black embossing powder. This is one thing I really liked at first, but then as the tag went on, it was too bold. I ended up using Picket Fence Distress Paint to dry brush over to make it not as in your face! I LOVE how it turned the tree to a whimsical element on my tag.  

Now this... this just made me smile ear to ear at how beautiful it came out. Using the Flower Shape with Silhouettes & Music, I did a two toned stamp imaged. Just beautiful. If you look at the finished tag, you will see that I cut this out and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl. The shimmer, oh the shimmer! 

I ran a scrap piece of Christmas Ribbon I had save through my Xyron Creative Station to add adhesive to be able to adhere it easily to my tag. I then inked up some Tim Holtz Glassine Paper and adhered it at the bottom of the tag over the top of the ribbon. Then I took some Dylusions Spray and tapped ink splatters all over the tag. Next I glued down my stamped Flower Shape with Silhouettes and Music and took a piece of scrap paper, hand cut to the size square I needed and inked it up and wrote my quote. 

Sometimes we so easily throw out a project when it doesn't go as planned. I challenge you to have hope and keep trying. You never know what amazing project you will come up with! 

Until next time... HAPPY CREATING! 

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