This was not the project that I had originally planned, so I don't have step-by-step pictures like I usually do. I'll try to tell you everything I did, though. The base of my project is a #8 tag by Ranger. I used the inside of a bubble mailer to make the background. I mixed blue and white acrylic paint and brushed it on the mailer and then pressed it onto the tag. It was still a bit too dark so I dry-brushed on some more white acrylic paint.
Next comes the fun stuff! I used Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and Lovely Leaves Stencil to complete the background. The embossing paste is white, but I colored it with green acrylic paint. I scooped about a tablespoon out on my non-stick craft mat, added paint, and mixed well. I used a spatula to spread the paste over the stencil. After I scraped off the excess, I used my finger to add texture before I removed the stencil. After the leaves on the bottom of the tag dried, I flipped the stencil over and repeated the process for the leaves on the top.
The flowers were inspired by Tammy Tutterow's Crinoline Tattered Roses. I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals Die and for each tag, I cut 2 sets of flowers from crinoline and 2 sets of the 2 largest flowers from cardstock. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color the cardstock and the crinoline~Blue (Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean), Orange (Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey), and Pink (Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet). I used a skewer to roll the edges of the flowers and used my hot glue gut to assemble them. I completed the look with a vintage-inspired clear button in the center of the flower and a piece of white trim across the bottom of the tag.
As I went searching through my ribbon tub (yes, tub!), I came across lace seam binding in the colors of each of my flowers. In addition to the that color, I also added a piece of blue and white lace seam binding.
The Scrap Cafe. I added a few stick pins from my collection to see how it looked. What do you think?
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