Sunday, October 25, 2015
2015 Christmas project series Day 2: Woodsy Santa tag
Hello! I will start off by warning that this may be a longer post than usual, only because I have added more photos to show a step by step process of how I make these tags. I show two in the photo above because I wanted to convey that there are no two of these tags that are the same. I did both of these with the same colors and same process. They're similar, but not the same. So bear that in mind when you try this technique for yourself. It's intended to be fun and creative, not stressful :)
Step 3.) Using the tree stamp from the Reindeer Flight stamp set by Tim Holtz, stamp it to the right side, just slightly off the edge in Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. That set is a red rubber cling set, so you'll need acrylic blocks, a stamp press (I'm using my Fiskars one) or a MISTI. My stamp press is well loved, as you can see.
Step 5.) Stamp the sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black. I have had this stamp for years and there's nothing on the block to say the designer or company :( Sorry.
Tip for heat embossing: let your heat gun warm up for a minute or so before applying to your project. If your gun is hot enough, the powder will melt almost immediately. It will turn from powdery to shiny. As it melts, keep moving your gun to unmelted areas. If you heat it for too long, the powder will just melt into the paper; it will look oily and you'll lose the raised texture.
Congratulations, you've just finished your tag! Thanks for spending some time with me today! I hope you have fun and learned something new. Feel free to ask any questions and let me know what you think!
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