Monday, January 15, 2018

Shaker Tag

We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. Our challenge theme is Tag. I am using an image from one of our sponsors for this challenge. Scrap N' Dipity. As soon as I saw these critter images, I fell in love with it. Aren't they cute?!

I sized the images so it will fit inside the window of the fold out tag. I printed the image on Canson watercolor paper. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color markers. I fuzzy cut the image. I ran a black marker around the cut images. I applied a dot of black Ranger Enamel Accents to the eyes. Once this had dried, I added a small dot of white Ranger Enamel Accents over the dried black enamel  dot.

I am using the Mama Elephant Union Square for the tag. The set includes the window die with the fold-up cover, and the solid tag die. Before I snipped these two dies apart, I cut 3 different colored cardstocks using these dies. Having these two dies attached cut out the window die into the solid tag. If you had these dies already snipped apart, just tape both dies together to re-create the cut.

I then snipped off these two dies apart. Using the solid tag die, I die cut color coordinating patterned papers and a white cardstock. I adhered the white tag die cut to the back of the patterned paper tag die cut to make the tag more sturdy. I misted this patterned paper with diluted Pearl Perfect Pearl for a shimmer effect.

Now, back to working on the window die cut. I embossed a star image to the front of fold-up cover. The star is from the Hero Arts Written In The Stars stamp set. I used Wow! White Pearl embossing powder for a subtle look. I embossed the sentiment on top of the embossed star image. The sentiment if from an old Hampton Art/Doodlebug stamp set. I stamped this using different pigment inks, matching the ink colors with the cardstock colors. I embossed this sentiment using clear embossing powder.

I adhered an acetate to the inner side of the window tag using a double adhesive tape. I then applied Darice Adhesive Strips around the window to form a well. I rubbed an anti-static tool to the inner edge of the foam strips. I poured a mix of sequins to the center of the window. I used the Misti Stamping Tool to line up the corners of the window tag and the patterned paper. Yes! The Misti is not only for precision stamping but also for precision alignment. Now the shaker tag is done.

To further embellish the tag, I adhered the fuzzy cut critter to the acetate window. I adhered a triple bowed twine to the top of the tag. These tags are now ready to be attached to a gift or even adhered to a card front as an interactive embellishment.

While working with the Scrap N' Dipity images, another idea that came into my mind is coloring a couple of the same image, fuzzy cut it, and layer it for a dimensional image. Just thinking about it, these images will look cute using this technique. What do you think?

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed & brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Oh Maria, these are just too.adorable!

  2. So adorable! I love it all. Great work. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Pattern Paper challenge. Gayatri xx

  3. Amazing little tags and so cute too. CarolG