Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Day Tag Tutorial

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine is on day four of a week long Valentine's event. Stick around here for a few and enjoy the tutorial below then hop on over to SNR and take a look at all the previous creations.

Love Tag Supplies Watercolor paper: Strathmore;
Grungeboard: Ranger; Stamps: Stampabilities, Inkadinkado; Ink, embossing Powder, perfect pearls: Ranger; Watercolor paint: Dick Blick; Heat tool: Stampabilities; Other: crystals, bead charm, tulle, ribbon, jump ring

Start by collecting all supplies.

Stamp background text using clear embossing ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Cover entire tag with red watercolor paint. Once the tag is dry, use a slightly damp cloth and lightly rub any paint away from the areas that have been embossed. Note: This is one time you do not want to use a heat tool to speed up the drying process. It will re-melt the embossed areas and cause the paper to soak up the paint in areas that you do not want.

Ink entire piece of grungeboard with distress ink and while the ink is wet apply a light coat of pewter Perfect Pearls.

Spritz the grungeboard piece a couple of times with water, apply a layer of UTEE crystals, and heat with a heat tool. The water will cause the UTEE to pit while it's being heated.

Attach the grungeboard piece to the tag. Also tie a strip of tulle to the tag and, using a jump ring, attach the bead charm.

Stamp sentiment onto cardstock and cut out.

Attach sentiment and heart embellishment. When adding the sentiment, I realized the charm was covering it so I added a piece of ribbon to the top of the tag and moved the charm.
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