Hi crafty friends and happy Saturday! It’s Lisa here and we are one day closer to a brand new year. Hard to believe, isn’t it? It sure feels like it’s just flown by to me. I’m currently visiting with my beautiful family and made this tag to “ring in the New Year”.
So many FUN things happening on this tag! I used glossy card stock and cut it to the size of a #10 tag. Using various colors of Alcohol Inks I simply dropped them randomly wherever I wanted them (1 color at a time) and, using a straw, blew the inks across the tag. Such a fun technique! When I was done I dropped a little Blending Solution onto a blending tool to make the colors look a little different, more splotchy. 🙂
Using a stencil I used silver embossing paste and just prior to being dry I added frosted mica flakes. On the far left I stamped the numbers “2015” vertically in archival ink and added white accents to make the numbers stand out.
At the bottom of the tag I die-cut the word “Happy”. I used the Adhesive Sheets to apply the perfect adhesive to apply the die-cut word where I wanted it. The empty space where the word was cut from I put a piece of silver glitter card stock behind and adhered that with MyStik® Permanent Strips. Die-cutting some stars from the same glitter card stock I used the center portion of the stars and popped them up using 3D Foam Squares in Black, Small.
Then I thought how cool it would be to add a small Keepsake Envelope (Mix), fill it will sequins, add the outer portion of the die-cut stars, and use tiny numbers that do a countdown! So that’s exactly what I did.
My final touch was to add some silver elastic cord through the hole at the top. I cut it just short enough to make it stand up a little so that it resembles fire works. Well, to me it does. 😉
I hope that the close-up shots give you an idea of what was done. Such a fun tag to make and a real focal piece to put on your table if you have a New Year’s Eve Party. Wishing you all a very happy and health 2015.
Glossy Cardstock, Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Wendy Vecchi Silver Embossing Paste, Tim Holtz Stencil. PTI Steel Die, Ranger Archival Ink, Prima Marketing Mica Flakes, Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens.