Today I am sharing the tag I made for the Scrapper's Delights 12 Tags of Christmas. This tag can also be used as an ornament after the gift is opened. I made this using the Fuse tool and a plain page protector.
I have a little tutorial on how I made this tag. I used the image Willie - Snow Angel from Scrapper's Delights.
The first thing I did was open the image in the Silhouette Studio and used the trace tool to create a cut line around the image. I then used the Mirror option to duplicate the image. This way I could glue the 2 peices together so you would be able to see the penguin on both sides of the tag.
After I cut the images on the Silhouette I colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers. Then I adhered the backs of the pieces together to create the two-sided image that would go inside the tag. I used Liquitex clear gloss gel to adhere the pieces, but any glue would work. I like to use the gloss gel for things like this because I am able to get a nice smooth, even coat and it holds really well.
Next I traced the shape of the tag around the image on the page protector.
I used the fuse tool and followed the trace lines, leaving an opening with enough room to add the sequins and the colored image.
After I had the 2 layers fused together (with the opening still there) I cut just between the fuse line and the pen line. Then I added the sequins and the image and fused the opening closed.
The final step was to punch a hole in the top and add a string or ribbon for hanging.
A new challenge starts at Incy Wincy Designs today and the theme is Funny Christmas. We are being sponsored by Dr. Digi, there are plenty of funny images over there! I chose this one called Christmas Chris and added a sentiment from Dr. Digi as well.
The image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and the patterned papers are from my stash.
I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Markers and added some of the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to the hats and ornaments but that didn't show up in the picture. In real life it really sparkles a lot though. I also used some Stickles to make the snow.
The papers are all from my Christmas stash, these ones are really old, Still trying to use it all up and clear out some of this stuff over here.
And here is a tutorial so you can make some of these for your Christmas gifts too.
STEP 1: Open the image in the Silhouette Studio, Use the trace feature and the offset feature to create an outline of the image. Add a small crcle to top of the image outline, overlapping them slightly. Merge these two objects and then place a smaller circle in the center of the first circle, this will be the are to add your string or ribbon,
STEP 2: Align your image with the outline and then resize the objects to your desired size. Duplicate the outline to create the layers, the more layers the thicker the tag. I like to use about 6-8 layers.
STEP 3: Place the image back into one of the outlines. Print and cut the image and all the additional layers.
Once you have all your layers cut out, you'll need to glue them together. Be sure to color the top layer before adhering it to the rest of the layers.
Any glue will work, but when I'm doing this type of project I like to use Liquitex Clear Gloss Gel. I just apply it with a paintbrush, it gives a nice smooth bond between the layers.
After gluing on the top layer, I like to add a little bit of the gloss around the edges to seal them, it just helps to keep the layers from peeling apart.
Coat the entire surface with Glossy Accents and let it dry over night. Apply a layer of Glossy Accents to the back once the front has dried. I also like to coat the back with glitter, but that's up to you. After that dries, I spray a clear sealant over the glitter to keep it from flaking off later on.
Tie a ribbon through and add your tag to your gift.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun making your own layered tags.
Today I am sharing a card I made with the stamp set called Grace from Crafter's Companion. I used the traditional red and green on this card. I tried to use as few other colors as I could to keep it in the traditional Christmas Colors.
I can't believe it's the last day of Christmas Chaos already! This week just flew by! Today the challenge was my favorite - Bugaboo Bingo! Here's a look at the Bingo board for this challenge:
I chose to go with the right hand column- Snowflake, Embossing and Pink & Teal. I used the Freebie Friday image on my card.
I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and cut the snowflakes on the Silhouette machine. I also embossed some snowflakes on the background paper. Then I added some stickles to make the snow sparkle.
Here's a little look back at my projects from this week:
I'm so proud that I managed to complete all 7 projects this week!
On my card I used the Giraffe Lights image, colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers. The paper and little candy cane are from my Christmas stash. I also attached a little paper bag behind the image, it would be the perfect place for a gift card!
Stop by the Aloha Friday Challenge blog to enter our Christmas challenge. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!