Friday, March 09, 2012

March is Happy Birthday Month! AND, Let's have a tutorial!!

Hello, all!

It's almost spring! YAHOO!!!

And, Terri's birthday is this month, so we're celebrating all month long!

I've got two tags for you today- 
one is a Birthday tag, one is an artsy fartsy tag.
I hope you enjoy them!!

Let's do the birthday tag first!

On with the show....

Manilla tag
Distress Inks (I used Mustard Seed, Broken China, Iced Spruce)
Handle with blending foam
Black ink (I used Memories ink from Steward Superior)
Crystal Lacquer
Terri Sproul Mixer
Itty bitty paint brush
Cup to mix in 
Heat gun
Memories Mist from Stewart Superior (Iridescent)
Mini mister with water
Dangly beaded tim
Scrap of patterned paper
Mini Xyron

So, what do ya think?
I love the way this turned out!!

 Ok, first things first....Create a background using the Distress inks and handle with foam.
Start with the Mustard Seed, then add Iced Spruce. 
Add a little more Mustard Seed if ya want.

Next, swipe the Broken China and Iced Spruce over your craft sheet.
Spritz ink with memories Mist, and continue on using the 
Wrinkle Free Distress technique.
Be sure to dry well with your heat gun!
 Once your back ground is done and dry,
stamp paisley bunch  along top and bottom of tag using Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
Stamp Happy Birthday down the left side in black ink.
Stamp funky birdy in black ink.
 Stamp the funky birdy in black ink on patterned paper.
Color and cut out the body/neck/head.
 Run the cut out birdy through the Xyron, and adhere over birdy stamped on tag.
 Stamp birdy in black on pattern paper again.
Color just the body portion, and cut out.

 Flip the cut out body over and put Miracle Tape on the back.
Add a cupel of feathers over the Miracle Tape, pressing the feathers onto the tape.
 Add a pop dot, and place body over birdy on tag.
 Squirt a little Crystal Lacquer into a cup.
Mix in a little Terri Sproul Mixer.
Paint this concoction onto the birdy's beak and shoes, and the dots on his body.
 Ink the ribbon of the beaded trim using Distress Inks and handle.
Dry with heat gun.

 Adhere trim to bottom edge of tag using Miracle Tape.
Trim ends.
 Add ribbons through the hole in the tag.
 Add feathers along the bottom of the tag using Crystal Lacquer.
Add flowers and bling using Crystal Lacquer.

And, here's your second tag, 
complete with a tutorial how to make this back ground.
It's SUPER EASY, and makes stunning results!

Manilla tag
Tissue Tapes (Tim Holtz) and/or Washi tapes
Heavy twine
Tim Holtz trinkets
White cord
Distress Stains
Crystal Lacquer
Miracle Tape
Espresso alcohol ink
Mixing cup
Paint brush
Permanent black ink pad (I used Memories by Stewart Superior)
Grungeboard letters
Grungeboard bird
Memories Mist, Iridescent
Mini Mister of water
Heat gun

 Create your back ground with tapes and Distress Stains (tutorial at the end).
Dry well with heat gun.
Stamp Bird on a Wire twice across the tag using permanent black ink.
Dry well with heat gun.
Add two strands of twine above and below the birds by running a bead of
Crystal Lacquer across the tag and pressing the twine into it.
Let sit for a minute and trim off the ends.

Press your Distress Ink pad directly onto the Grunge letters, use a couple of different colors.
Spritz with Memories Mist, and dry with heat gun.
Press black ink pad to letters, dry with heat gun.

 Adhere letters to bottom of tag using Crystal Lacquer.
 Flip the Grunge bird over, to work on the BACK side.
Press Mustard Seed ink pad onto the bird. Dry with heat gun.
Press ink pad to bird again, and spritz with Memories Mist.
Dry with heat gun.
 Rub black ink pad onto bird.
 Adhere bird to center of tag using Miracle Tape.
Put some Crystal Lacquer into a cup, and add a couple drops of
Espresso Alcohol Ink.
Paint onto bird, allowing it to pool on the bird's belly.
Give him an eye with some bling.
 Rub Distress ink pad on cord. Dry with heat gun.
Add dyed cord and twine to hole in tag.
Place trinkets on a Trinket Pin, and put pin through the knot.
Add a gear to the right of the bird.

Are you ready?

You need:
Tissue tapes/Washi tapes
Distress Stains and/or ink pads
Mini Mister with water
Memories Mist/Glimmer Mist/Home made mist
Paper towel or cloth for blotting

Step 1:
Get your paper/tag/whatever, and cover with strips of tape.

Step 2:
Apply Distress Stains and/or Distress Inks directly to the tape.
Yes, it will pool up, but that's OK!
In this photo: Fired Brick, Spun Sugar, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo

 Step 3:
Dry partially with heat gun, then blot with towel.

Step 4:
Spritz with the glimmer mist, and Dry with heat gun.

Step 5:
Trim edges if needed, and make something cool with your back ground paper!!

Here's another one, done on a tag.
In this photo: Faded Jeans, Broken China, Vintage Photo

Here's your wiener!
Cooper taking a little snooze.
He's sooo cute, and goes back home tomorrow.


VicR said...

What a FUN & colorful, shimmery Happy tag using that Cool new funky bird :)

Lyneen said...

THese are some AWESOME TAGS!!!! GREAT POST!!!!

Stampo said...

Great tags... love the flamingo especially... have more great Mary Vogel Lozinak stamps coming soon!