I'm finally here to show you what I made with my new shipment of goodies from Inspiration Emporium!
This is a #10 Manila Tag that I used 2 Texture Fade embossing folders on....the new Holly Branch and the Snowflakes from Christmas Background and Borders.
First run the Holly Branches and then carefully add the Snowflakes a few at a time around the tag.
Then I spritzed the tag lightly with water.
Now you can see why I embossed first. Because you add the Distress Stains over certain areas you want to have specific colors. Here I used Broken China, Pine Needles, and Dusty Concord.
I also had a little Mini Mister with a long-forgotten formula of a light reddish color that I spread around to fill in the vacant spots.
This is a very watered-down, muted colored tag right now. So......
...... I added various shades of the same colors to the tops with Distress Inks. Lightly brush the colors over the embossed areas especially the edges.
Here I added Glue n' seal with a small brush and then layered on Distress Stickles Dry Glitter to the snowflakes.
I used a heavier outline on the Holly Leaves to add more dimension.
(Just a note here...see the space right above the snowflakes on the right? It was too bare for me, so I drew in one more Holly leaf, flipped it over and hand embossed it, and you'd never know the difference!!!!)
The Christmas Red Ice Stickles color in the Berries....add a few of your own here and there.
I used a White water-based pen to outline and a brown Sharpie to paint in the branches.
The Crinkle Ribbon is spritzed, crumpled and dried then tied into a bow at the top.
I always like to glue my tags to chipboard for stability...here I used brown chipboard for a change.
The Snowflake Sixxlit was used to cut a strip of 12" of Metal Foil Tape and another piece of cardstock.
I adhered the metal to the cardstock and added Stream and a bit of Gold Metallic Alcohol Inks with a brush.
The Distressed Doily Die was used on Crinoline for the circular doily. I matched the edge to create a turn that rounded out the doily. A little tricky, but it can be done!
And now for the Snowflake center. You can see it's also run through the Vagabond with the Cracked Texture Fade...my favorite!
This angle shows a bit of the Gold Metallic Mixative that is on some of the edges.
I folded this snowflake the opposite of the way you're supposed to so the longest tips laid flatter and gave more of a pointed area to paint with the inks.
It's all up to what you personally like.
Enjoy the weekend....and Create ART!
Tim Holtz - Sizzix Sizzlits - Snowflake Rosette
Tim Holtz - Sizzix - Distressed Doily
Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Crinkle Ribbon
Ranger - Inkssentials - Metal Foil Tape
Ranger - Ice Stickles - Christmas Red
Ranger - #10 Manila Tag
Ranger - Glue n' seal
uni-Posca - White Ultra-Fine pen
White Crinoline Material
Brown heavy Chipboard