Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sharing: Fall Tag

I used the "Leaves & Acorn" border from my newest SVG set and created this fall tag:
I actually used the file two ways...
I cut the top portion on acetate and created a mask. 
Then I cut both layers on orange and brown cardstock and cut the elements apart.
Here's how I made the tag:
1.  First I got out my brand new bottle of Vintage Photo Distress Stain and covered the tag. 
This was the first time I used Distress Stain and I love it!  (See my other use below) 
Next, I ripped a piece a book page diagonally and glued to half of the tag.
2.  After adding Stencil Adhesive, I placed the mask I created diagonally on the tag and applied Distress Inks--Walnut Stain on the left (darker) side and Vintage Photo on the right (book page) side.
3.  I stamped on the sentiments with Archival Ink--Jet Black on the top and Coffee on the side.  I used Orange Marmalade DI and a water brush to add a little color under the sentiment on the book page side.
4.  I also used the Distress Inks and water brush to add color and dimension to the orange paper of the cut out border.  I glued the pieces to the tag and added Vintage Photo Stickles to the brown layer.
5.  Using copper wire, beads and a brass charm, I created the embellishments.
6.  Added two ribbons.  The orange ribbon was too bright so I toned it down easily using the Distress Stain.  Another great use for the Stains!
If you are interested in the new SVG "Fall Set", you can purchase it here on my blog (just click the tab above) or at CUT & CREATE.

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12 comments:

Sharon said...

Great tag! Love the colours!

bonnie32002 said...

Very very nice! Love the tag and I really like using the die cuts as stencils!

PaulaJ said...

great tag! I just have one bottle of Distress Stain also that I just picked up at the convention. I'll have to try it out ASAP!

Eve said...

what a beautiful fall tag you've created!! I've seen more & more tutorials on distress stains, and i want to try it too! Now your tutorial on this card made me want to try even more! lol! :-)

Cheri said...

Love the tag! Love everything about it.

Terry said...

Lovely Fall tag and such beautiful colors!

Lourdes said...

This is A WONDERFUL TAG!.....Maybe I will try with the Distress Stain but I think that would be very addictive, isn't it?

Regards from Spain

Lourdes

Marjie Kemper said...

Great tag! Love the way the design carries to both sides yet the backgrounds differ. Very nice!

Michele said...

gorgeous tag! xo

Danka Doo said...

Great tag! I honestly would not have thought of cutting a mask on acetate from a top layer....or any layer for that matter...thanks for sharing

Danka Doo said...

Great tag! I honestly would not have thought of cutting a mask on acetate from a top layer....or any layer for that matter...thanks for sharing

Paper Squirrel said...

Very pretty! The beads and copper wire help give it some great dimension.