Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tags Galore (Part 1)

I have just taken part in a couple of tag swaps both locally with a group of crafting ladies I know and online with some designers from The Bugbytes and She's A Sassy Lady blogs.  I loved making the tags, but even more I loved all the little beauties that I got back.  Here is the tag that I made for the online swap.

Here is a look at what I did.  First my ingredients - a tag, water, distress inks and Glimmer Mist.

My first step was to pat the ink pad on to my craft mat, I used  Broken China.

Then I sprayed over them with water until the colours formed large droplets.

Then the messy (I mean fun) part, I swirled the tag around.

This is how the tag looked.

I dried it off a little with my heat tool, and then repeated the process again using both Broken China and Iced Spruce ink pads. 

The next step was to run the tag through a snowflake embossing folder and spritz with Opaque Glimmer Mist.

Lastly I used a paint sponge and some acrylic paint to finish off the edges.

To embellish I used a tree from the Silhouette online store, and dabbed a little more acrylic paint on the branches for snow, and the ornaments are made from Card Candy.

The word 'Believe' I wrote using the Chomas Adjustable Pen Holder on my Silhouette Cameo, and then finished it off with a little snowflake bling which I bought from Artsy (my not so local scrapbook store.)

I was really pleased with the end result.

And then I was thrilled when I received these in the mail a few weeks later.

If want to take a look at the takes more closely and see how some of them were made, take at look at the following blogs:

They are all so beautiful - thank you ladies so very much for your gorgeous creations, and thank you also to Pam for organizing this.

I hope you will join me tomorrow to look at the beautiful tags that I received from my local crafting ladies.



  1. Thank you for posting the instructions for making your beautiful tag! Also, thanks for the kind words about my blog post!

  2. Michelle,
    I love the tag you designed. All of the tags are so beautiful!

  3. Your tag is gorgeous!!! I just started playing with inks like this and it is so messy and fun!!! I am so happy that I was in this swap with you!!!

  4. I linked this post on my blog with all of the tags!