Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bewitched Tag and Tutorial

Scrapbook News and Review had their annual 9 Tags of Fall.  Each day, for 9 days, a staffer at SNR created a tag with a fall theme and included a tutorial on how it was done. Click here to go and see all of the tags.  My tag was Day 9 and was sent out in their newsletter last night.  I had a lot of fun making this tag.  It has been nice to do something other than a page layout for a change.  I hope this inspires you to make a tag of your own.  Here is how I made this:

Supplies:(I know it looks like a lot, but it really isn't)

Thin cardboard
glossy accents
crackle accents
ribbon (Adornables & black ribbon)
Jeweled Ribbon
Bottle cap
Fabric leaf
black feather
Jolee's miniature leaves
Rock Candy Stickles
Diamond Dust
Black Distress Ink (or any black ink)
Instant Printables www.instantprintables.com/index.php: the following files: Altered Art Fairy Witch Collage: Circle with the "31" in it; Altered Art Halloween Witch Collage tags: pick any two; Altered Art Vintage Halloween Cabinet Cards: I cut a strip off of the card in the lower left; E.A. Poe Halloween Books Background paper; Gothic Halloween Stamps: I used the pretty lady in the bottom left corner, and the word Bewitched; Vintage Halloween Die Cut Bottle Caps: choose one

Step 1 - Cut out the pieces from the Instant Printables files. Then, trace the tag on the backside of the Poe Background paper file and cut it to size.

Step 2 - Glue the Poe paper to your tag.

Step 3 - trace the large circle (with the #31 on it) as well as the Gothic witch onto the thin cardboard. Glue these items to the cardboard. It will provide stability to the paper. I went over the edges with some black Distress Ink when the glue dried.

Step 4 - Cut out the bottle cap of choice from the Instant Printable and place it in your bottle cap. You really have to trim these down to fit. I used Glossy Accents to stick the paper inside the bottle cap and then I covered it up to the edge of the cap. This will give it a nice finish when it dries.

Step 5 - Add Crackle Accents over the circle with the #31 on it.

Step 6 - Add Rock Candy Stickles to the Gothic Witch only. Don't add it anywhere else on the cut out. This will make her stand out. While the Stickles is wet, sprinkle some Diamond Dust over it. This makes her very sparkly.  While this is drying glue a miniature leaf branch to the top left and bottom right corners of the witch. I added a few jewels to each corner to dress it up.

Step 7 - Glue the black feather to your fabric leaf

Step 8 - Glue your jeweled ribbon to the bottom back of the tag. I used an extra black piece of ribbon to glue over the back as well as the front. This secures the thread that holds the jewels.

Step 9 - Now for the fun part. Put it all together! Start by gluing the little strip that you cut from the cupboard tags along the top of the tag starting from the left. It won't go all the way across but that's ok because the bottle cap and leaf will be there. Cut a small piece of fringed string from Adornables and glue it along the top of this little strip.

Glue the two triangular pieces to your tag. The first one going on the left side just under the strip you just glued and the other going on the right side about half way down. Glue the word Bewitched to the bottom right.

Glue the leaf and feather to the top right of your tag and then glue the bottle cap over the top edge. Glue down the "31" circle on your tag and then with pop-up glue squares, glue your Gothic Witch at an angle at the bottom right of the card. Tie your black ribbon at the top and that's it!!


Marie Levite said...

Awesome tag Lisa!! Hope you are well~Marie

2amscrapper said...

stunning tag!