Sunday, November 30, 2014

County Craft Creations DT Project: Graphic 45 Staples ATC Tags & Cheshire Katt Blog Hop

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Today I have a project using the Graphic 45 Staples Kraft Artist Trading Tags. These tags actually came in my October DT Package from Country Craft Creations and I'm finally getting around to using them. The package comes with 6 tags and a ring to bind them. I decided to use 5 of them individually to make a nativity scene and use them as a Christmas decoration.

I purchased this Full Nativity (Design ID 70556) from the Silhouette Online Store last week and knew it would be perfect for this project. I like to design my projects in Design Studio that way I can make sure my die cuts are going to be the right size. To start off this project, I drew 5 rectangles with rounded corners. I sized them 2.5"x3", which is the size of the ATC tags and I filled them with a kraft color to mimic the G45 tags. I really like the silhouette look so I'm going to cut everything out of black cardstock. The pieces that will hang over the edge (stable, star, and angel), I will cut twice and layer them so they will be more sturdy.

The first step was to use a stencil (TH Dot Fade Layering Stencil) and gold embossing paste to add "stars" to the tops of my tags. I thought I had gold embossing paste, but it turns out that I didn' I made my own! I used white Studio 490 Embossing Paste and added gold acrylic paint to it until I got the desired color.

After the embossing paste dried, I adhered the die cuts with Scotch Quick Dry glue. I added pop dots behind some of them for added dimension. After they were completed, I used ornament hangers to hang the tags on a garland.

Here are closeups of the individual tags.

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  1. What a great idea, DeAnna! I love your garland decorated with the Nativity tags. So creative of you! And to think of making your own embossing past for the stars---genius!