Welcome again, my creative friends! Let’s change the project today and go off the paper with this wintery tag. I would be lying if I said it was an easy project, but only because I encountered small problems of my own making. Could it be due to the fact that I am more of a paper art type of girl? Maybe, but it still was worth the effort and I hope you’ll enjoy it as well.
Let’s begin with a step-by-step description.
- Building this shaker tag was easy as I already had the base, cover and the shaker window (spacial shaker tag chipboard from Snip Art), but you can create it yourself with either a piece of cardboard, thick paper, and a piece of acetate.
- The first step was to emboss the front panel and here I had a few hiccups- my fault entirely. I wanted to use a few embossing colors and blend them together making a sort of gradient, but I did not think it through or rather during the process, I found out that some of the colors I prepared will not go well together. No worries- as I mentioned in my movie embossing powders are very forgiving and you can always fix the problem by adding another color on top of the one which does not work on your project. I wanted also to show you that mistakes are common, happen to all of us and that very often we can fix them easily. I started at the bottom of my front panel with Raspberry Lemonade EP (I cover the bottom part with embossing ink then added the powder, heat set it).
Then I moved to the second part of the tag, repeated the process with another powder- Oom Pah Pah Pink. For the third part of the panel, I decided to use Aurora Amethyst and even though it’s a beautiful color, it is better applied to darker backgrounds as, despite 2 layers I applied, I could still see the chipboard underneath it. Also- the color was a little bit of to make my gradient. How to fix it? Experiment! I came back to my previous EP- Oom Pah Pah Pink and I covered the Aurora amethyst with it. I put only one thin layer and thanks to that I got beautiful subtle color, mix between Aurora Amethyst and Oom Pah Pah Pink.
I learn (at least a little, lol) from my mistakes and for the fourth, last part of the front panel I added Oom Pah Pah Pink as a base; Now it’s time for mistake number 2. The last color I choose was Imperial Crown Purple Gold– but I obviously did not read the label too carefully as this color gives a beautiful golden finish. Not what I was looking for for this tag! Guess what I did to fix it? You probably guessed well- I covered this color with a light layer of Oom Pah Pah Pink! And it worked beautifully! I got another stunning gradient of pink with Imperial Crown EP peeping through the last layer! And that would be the end of my mistakes for this project.
- Time to turn to the background panel now, which I covered with a layer of white gesso and then applied stenciled motive- also with gesso. When all was dry I started adding colors; I spritzed the tag lightly with water then sprayed with Tea Pot Purple and Tilt-a-Wheel Teal sprays; Dry it and then repeat the process. At the end, I sprayed also a tiny bit of Pink Ladies Pink and when dry I added some splatter with Sidewalk Chalk. This beautiful, chalky white makes all project looks so dreamy!
- As a focal point I used one of my designs- little gnome which I glued to the background with foam tape; At the bottom of its feet, I added some artificial snow from Fabrika Decoru.
- I turned the front panel to the other side and added in the window some Glass Glitter and some pink glitter and when I was happy with the right amount of it, I put those two panels together gluing them with 3D matt gel.
- I colored my ribbon with Tea Pot Purple and attached it to the tag and then I covered the sides of the tag with white gesso and before it dried, added some Glass Glitter so the tag looks finished and festive. Then it was just a question of adding the sentiment and, well, let’s see it:
Link to the process video:
Lindy’s Gang products used:
- Embossing Powders: Oom Pah Pah Pink, Raspberry Lemonade, Aurora Amethyst, Imperial Crown Purple Gold
- Flat Fabio sprays: Tilt-a-Wheel Teal, Pink Ladies Pink, Sidewalk Chalk
- Shimmer spray: Tea Pot Purple
- Lemon Creation- Gnomes & Co die cuts and Christmas Messy Words, Emboss it- ink pad, Snip Art- shaker tag chipboard, Nuvo- Deluxe Adhesive, Finnabair- 3D Mat Gell and lass liter, Fabrika Decor- artificial snow
Thank you so much for reading!
Have a beautiful day and happy crafting!