Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Easter Tag and Tutorial

Let's start with a tag today.
A #8 Manila tag is our base. I sprayed it with Dylusions sprays using Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest, Bubblegum Pink, and a touch of Vibrant Turquoise and Crushed Grape....very little of the last 2.
Then I blotted with a roll of paper towels, and dried with the heat tool.
 I created 4 of these tags to get different effects and went with the lightest one for this project.
 I stamped the Mixed Media Chicken Wire stamp using Snowflake Fresco Paint with a rolling technique. Don't completely stamp the entire image everywhere.
I did the same with the Roman Print stamp from Artful Artifacts using Olive Archival Ink. Edge the tag with Pine Needles Distress Ink.
Then I stamped the Easter Egg stamp from Mini Blueprints 2 onto the tags I didn't use, 3 times, embossed them with Super Fine Black Embossing Powder, and cut them out. I added some colors with various Distress Markers for a bit more color and contrast.

The Bunny is overlooking the process!
I stamped Mr. Bunny from the Mini Blueprints onto Specialty Stamping Paper.
This stuff is amazing!!! Then I added a few colors with Distress Markers.
I used the Fancy Frame by Karen Burniston and Sizzix to die cut a piece of White Specialty Stamping Paper. I then pushed it face down into the embossing ink pad and covered it with Sticky Embossing Powder. Heat it to emboss and immediately cover it with distress Stickles Dry Rock Candy Glitter.
I used the back of the Frame, Fancy die to cut a piece of Manila Cardstock and covered it with Dusty Concord Distress Stain. Stamp a bit of the hatch marks from one of the Mini Stamps with black.
I printed out Happy Easter on my computer and traced around the frame, then cut out the phrase. Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks were added for color. Glue together.

I glued some green ribbon in 2 strips to form a sort of frame for the greeting and used foam squares to add the Happy Easter frame.
Add the Eggs and the Bunny with foam squares and glue as you like. The flowers at the bottom are Petaloo Darjeeling and Mini Pearl Daisies.
I layered it onto black chipboard, punched a hole and added a yellow Crinkle Ribbon. I initially thought I wanted a died ribbon....
...which was pretty cool using Distress Inks in bright colors, but it just was too dark. So I opted to go with just Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to brighten it up. I liked it better, but to each his own.
Have a great day, make some tags or cards and have fun!


Kathy Eddy said...

What an adorable Easter tag you created here!

Martha Richardson said...

LOVE the colors...thanks for showing us the process!

SusanK said...

A true Easter confection delight!

Sharon Y said...

Fantastic tag. The background is beautiful. Love how it all came together with Mr Bunny watching over. Thanks for sharing the reps.

Shelly Hickox said...

SO many ideas on this tag! I love the background and the way you've used the blueprint stamps. You've reminded me to get out my specialty stamping paper too - I bought it and haven't used it much at all. Thanks for the inspiration, LC!

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous colourful Easter tag! Thanks also for the clear step by step!

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful and elegant Easter tag! I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful!

Kay Wallace said...

Great cheery tag, Linda! Glad that you chose the yellow crinkled ribbon over the darker one. I am a huge chicken wire fan, so love that element of your tag. Fun project!

Sandy said...

Oh Honey your tag is perfect - really grand and just right for Easter!

Lori said...

I can't believe no one has said this's EGGCELLENT!!! Bwwaaahhh!!! No, is! I love it!

Kathie said...

This is adorable. Did you know you can dye seam binding with the tablets used to dye Easter eggs? They turn out gorgeous!!

Bella said...

Very inspiring, thank you. I love the green trim you used too,I am off to the trim shop today to get more stash! Love the base tag you made. What do you mean by rolling technique with the chicken wire stamp? Do you mean not on the block like Tim does or did you put it on a roller?

Candy C said...

Linda...your Easter tag tutorial is awesome! I love your pretty and so "Tim-ish"! Love the colors and your design! <3 Candy

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh I just got those stamps Linda and didn't know what to do with them, Now you've inspired me. I better get hopping! LOL
Hugs Lynn