(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)
Now I’ve got three tags to show you, all piled up with a jolly jumble of embellishments…
I figure tags are the one thing I can pile up as high as I want to – they don’t need to fit into an envelope or a page protector. If they are going on top of a gift it doesn’t matter how bulky they are! So I used this as an excuse to use up lots of bits and pieces from my stash, and I added lots of arty layers to the background too for even more dimension!
Here’s how to put them together…
Step 1: Take 3 manilla tags:
Step 2: Spray mist onto each tag at the top, angling it slightly so the mist spreads down the tag a bit:
I used Heidi Swapp Mist in Mint and Coral, and Mister Huey Clay Mist:
Step 3: Once the mist has dried, use a background stamp and complimentary colours to stamp some pattern on each tag. I used a prima stamp, and blue, gold, and pink inks:
Step 4: Once the mist has dried use a removable spray adhesive on the back of some stencils, and stick them on top of the tags:
Step 5: Scrape white embossing paste across the stencils using a palette knife or old credit card:
Step 6: Leave the embossing paste to dry for about 20 minutes before peeling the stencils off carefully – the paste won’t be completely dry yet but you need to peel the stencils off to clean them. Then leave the tags for the paste to dry completely. You can try to speed it up with a heat gun but it will make the paste bubble, so I didn’t:
Step 7: Gather an assortment of jolly items:
Step 8: Choose a large feature item for each tag and stick it on, and tie ribbon or trim at the top of each tag:
Step 9: Use a hot glue gun to adhere the rest of your embellishments – just keep going until you think they look done:
Set them aside until you have an extra special gift to add them to!
Make a project with an assortment of piled-up embellishments
Layer mist, stamps, and stencilling on a background
Create a trio of different coloured tags
Do you make tags for gifts at Christmas?
Make sure you come back in an hour for the next guest post, it also features a mix of embellishments, but on a very different project!