I hope you are all doing well!
Today I have a very short post, well…tutorial, well…GIVEAWAY!
In celebration of reaching 1000 Followers over on my Instagram account, I am giving away a little prize pack that includes this Etcetera Tag plus a Sizzix Mixed Media Die Set and a Stampers Anonymous Rosette Layering Stencil. I created the tag specifically for the Giveaway.
I wanted to make sure that I included all of you that follow my blog too! If you don’t have Instagram, head over and sign up and check out my feed, like the post, and tag a friend! Here is the link to it, I am stacyhstamps 🙂
Instagram is where my crazy idea to start a blog came from!
Unfortunately… if you don’t have Instagram you can’t win the prize…sorry about that, but don’t fret, I hope to have a blog giveaway in the near future!! 🙂
So, on to the tutorial…
This tag actually started out as a card and morphed into a tag…funny how that happens sometimes.
I started out by doing the Smudging Technique onto a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of watercolor paper that had been layered with some Texture Paste and the Rosette Layering Stencil and set aside to dry.
The Smudging Technique I covered in the post Exploring Possibilities. If you haven’t tried it, you should…I love it, and with a little practice, I think you will too! I used the Tim Holtz Enotomology Stamp Set and several Distress Oxide Colors (Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans, Frayed Burlap, Iced Spruce, and Gathered Twigs) Then I sprayed a bit of the Distress Resist Spray and then sprinkled it with some Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. When it was dry, I embossed the powder.
The Background on the Small Etcetera Tag…
This was cut from a sheet of paper from the Tim Holtz 8×8 Collage Paper Pack then cut to size to fit the tag, I applied some Gathered Twigs Oxide to the edges with a Blending Tool and then applied the piece with Distress Collage Medium. I let that dry and then added some Distress Crazing Texture Paste through the Gothic Layering Stencil (THS026) and then when it was dry, added some more Distress Collage Medium, let it dry and then with the Gathered Twig Distress Crayon, colored over the area to define the cracks.
I used several things that I had gathered on my desk, A ticket that was stamped from the Tim Holtz Ticket Booth Stamp Set (CMS337) and cut with the matching Sizzix Die Set, a tiny branch/foliage that was cut from the Sizzix Garden Greens Die Set and embellished with ink and Tonic Nuvo Drops. A piece of Vintage Sheet Music, a tiny heart charm, a couple vintage buttons, Idea-ology Clipping Stickers, a vintage key, a bit of vintage lace, and Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon that had been dyed in some Distress Ink.
The photo came from the Idea-ology Photobooth Pack. I scratched it a bit with my Sanding Grip, blended a bit of Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a tad bit of Gathered Twigs Oxide. Then with my sewing machine added the stitches.
I stitched and adhered all my pieces onto the Etcetera Tag base and topped the tag off with the Tag Reinforcement that was painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint, Sprayed with Distress Oxide Resist Spray, sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and Heat Embossed.
I hope that you enjoyed the quick tutorial and will pop over to Instagram to enter to win it and the prize pack!
Thank you so much to each one of you for following my blog, all your kind word and comments truly mean so much to me!
Have a wonderful day!