Hello crafty friends! Judy here today. I’ve put together a Happy Fall tag with a little mixed media and some dimension. Last weekend, my daughter and I enjoyed a warm sunny day with a walk through the yard and flower gardens. We saw four different kinds of butterflies! That gave me the inspiration to add a butterfly to this tag.
Happy Fall Tag Basics
Die-cut the tag base from heavy Kraft cardstock and a script patterned paper. Secure the patterned paper over the tag using E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser.
Apply Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch to the back of a dark patterned paper and trim to fit the tag front. Then die-cut it with an open honeycomb pattern.
On the honeycomb paper, use a combination of Distress Oxide inks in Ground Espresso and Crackling Campfire to apply directly to the paper. Then rub to blend along the solid edge of the paper.
Lastly, stamp with a grid pattern and skeleton leaves pattern, using Distress Archival Ground Espresso.
To attach it to the tag, simply peel adhesive liner from the back and press in place. Rub more ink into the open honeycomb and edges of the tag with a foam applicator.
Happy Fall Sentiment
For the letters, Fall first apply a sheet from the 3D Foam Creative Sheets Small Black on the back of black cardstock before die-cutting the letters.
Each letter has Distress Oxide Ground Espresso and Crackling Campfire inks dabbed onto them. When dried, press each letter into the Versamark ink, cover with clear embossing powder, and melt with a heat tool. The result is a shiny clear coat on the letters.
Stamp Happy with black ink on cream card stock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Dab Ground Espresso and Crackling Campfire inks with a fingertip. Add narrow black cardstock mat behind it with E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser.
Die-cut three leaves from cream script patterned paper and leave in the die. Use a black marker to drawn veins through the opening. Ink the leaves with Distress Oxide inks in Ground Espresso, Cracking Campfire, Ripe Persimmon, Peeled Paint, and Fossilized Amber with a fingertip.
Die-cut the butterfly from a cream patterned paper and emboss in its coordinating folder. Rub the raised areas with Distress Ink in Ground Espresso and Black Soot.
Paint the butterfly wings with a water brush using Distress Oxide Inks in Crackling Campfire, Fossilized Amber, and Ripe Persimmon. An embossing ink marker is used to add ink to spots on wings, sprinkle clear embossing powder over it, tap the excess off and heat emboss.
The butterfly feelers are formed from black craft wire and secured behind the butterfly head with Adhesive Dots Micro.
To assemble the tag, remove the adhesive liner from the letters and pressed in place at bottom of the tag. Pop up the Happy sentiment with 3D Foam Squares Black Mix. Lift up and adhere each leaf with 3D Foam Squares Black Mix
Color the three strands of hemp cord with Crackling Campfire and Ground Espresso inks. Loop them through the tag hole.
Happy Fall! Thanks for Visiting!
Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Advanced
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
- Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch
- 3D Foam Squares Black Mix
- 3D Foam Creative Sheets Small, Black
- E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser
- Adhesive Dots Micro
DCWV Vintage Memories Paper Stack; Hemptique Hemp Cord; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink; Ranger Ink – Distress Oxide Inks (Ground Espresso, Crackling Campfire, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint), Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Black Soot), Archival Inks (Black Soot, Ground Espresso), Clear Embossing Powder; Sizzix Bigz Butterfly Duo, Bigz Handmade (alphabet), Pattern Repeat, Tag Collection, Fall Foliage; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Graph & Croc, Simple Sayings; Card Stock (Kraft, Black, Cream); Patterned Paper, Black Craft Wire
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