Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Tag

Day 10 of Scrapbook News and Review Magazines Summer Tags is completely representative of what summer is like here in the south - H..O..T! There are just a few short steps to make this tag.

Cut cardstock and patterned paper to size. Adhere patterned paper to cardstock and use punch to round the corners.

Using Distress Ink, apply ink over mask.

Stamp images onto watercolor paper and then heat emboss. Color images with watercolor pencils and an aqua pen.

Cut out stamped images. Adhere sun to upper left hand corner and popsicle to lower right hand corner.

Adhere glitter to letters and set aside to dry.

Make holes across the bottom of tag using paper piercer. Attach beads to jump rings then attach jump rings to bottom of tag.

The trick to using jump rings is to open them correctly. The one on the left shows the correct way to open them and the one on the right is the incorrect way. By pulling the sides apart (as in the jump ring on the right), the jump ring will never close properly. The best way to open jump rings is by using two pairs of beading or needle nose pliers. Grasp each side of the jump ring with a pair of pliers and pull one side towards your body and the push the other side backwards away from your body. And to close it, just do the exact opposite by pulling both sides back together.

The completed tag.

Head on over to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine to check out the other nine days of Summer Tags. The gals did a wonderful job!
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