Thursday, June 25, 2015

Independence Tag

Happy Friday fellow stampers... It is hard to believe that this year is almost half over.  In the honor of the fast approaching Independence Day, JULY 4th, I decided to make it patriotic.  For this project I decided to make a tag and use the metal madness stamp sets that can be purchased from  I hope you enjoy this project and it was so much fun to make. 

Supplies List:
  • facade (surface): #10 and a patriotic sheet of patterned paper that you can use for layering.  Mine was patriotic colors (red, white & blue)
  • distress ink: gathered twig, walnut stain
  • archival ink: cobalt
  • embellishments: crinkle ribbon, jump ring, word band observations, jump ring, brad, metal corners, adornments souvenir star, large numberals #4, and stars
  • adhesives: double sided tape and pop dots
  • tools: craft sheet, mister, heat tool, scissors, ink blending tool, ripper and sewing machine
  • stamps used: Metal Madness Stamps set

Step 1: The first step in this project is to determine the background; which is the base to any project for me.  First start by taking a plain #10 manila tag and cover it with a coat of distress ink.  I chose to use gathered twig but any color can be used when completing this effect.

Step 2: Now that you have the background of the tag started lets then create the water drop effect onto the surface of that.  Take a water mister and squirt water into the palm of your hand.  Then flick the water onto the tag.
Once you have splattered the tag with water take a heating tool and dry the tag.  This will give you a really cool splatter effect.  If you still have water splotches on the tag you can use a rag (or paper towel) to blot it off the tag.

Step 3: Then we will take the metal madness background stamp and cover that across the tag.  I chose to use Cobalt archival ink. 
Step 4: Now we will take washi tape and patterned paper and further develop our background.  We will take the patterned paper and cut into strips.  Then using a ripper rough up the edges of the paper.  Using gathered twig distress ink darken up the edges and apply to tag using double sided tape.
We then will take washi tape and later that onto the tag as well.
Step 5:  In this step we are going to take some Kraft-core paper and using a sanding block sand down the paper to give it a worn look.  Then I took a picture card from Idea-ology holiday emphoria that was patriotic.  I centered this into the sanded paper for dimension.
Then using a sewing machine I added a jagged stitch around the photo to anchor it onto the Kraft-core paper.   We will then rough up the sized with a ripper and add metal corners around the sides for an embellishment.  Then place that on the tag using pop dots.
Step 6: Using a ripper now rough up the edges of the tag.  Then take walnut stain and dirty up the edges.
Step 7: We are going to continue adding embellishments to the tag and accents as we work to complete our piece.
Add more embellishments to further complete your project to your satisfaction.
Step 8:  We will finish off the tag by adding ribbon and an embellishment at the top of the tag.
I dirtied the ribbon with gathered twig to give it a more aged & worn look
Thanks for checking out my project and if you don’t have the metal madness stamp set in your stash be sure to add it today.  This a must have and great addition for anyone’s craft stash.
Check out the store today there are such great stamps, stencils and products that you can chose from that will be great additions to your home.


Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind words!
A note regarding the GDPR and EU ePrivacy Regulation:
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so on the understanding that their name and personal details will be visible to anyone who visits this blog.
People entering a piece of artwork into any competition or giveaway promoted here, they do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and in so doing have published their own personal details and consented to our use of that personal information should it be selected as a winner.
Thank you.

Copyright Text

Blank Page Muse 2018 Sin City Stamps 2013