Saturday, January 5, 2013

Saturday Special - Vintage Tag

I created this Vintage Tag for a Swap I'm in with the Yahoo Group Altered Designs.. 

To start I used a Tim Holtz Tag and embossed it with a Cuddle Bug Embossing Folder though  I did use my Vagabond Machine. I broke my Cuddlebug. LOL

Once I embossed it I sprayed Glimmer Mist on it. I used three colors.. Sand, Creme De Rouge and Jubilee..

Then I distressed the edges of the tag with my Tim Holtz Distresser and ran some Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Walnut Stain" around it and a bit into the edge.. I took some Gold Rub n Buff and went over the raised areas on the embossing. Be careful with this stuff. Use just a little bit on your finger tip.. 

Now while this was drying I painted all the flowers. I used Perfect Pearls and Twinkling H20's.. I like both.. I added some gum arabic to my craft mat and applied the gum arabic when I was painting the flowers. This is to seal the paint.. It's like a fixative. Then I let my flowers dry. Actually after a while I was impatient so I used my Heat Gun.. LOL

I adhered the flowers together using Glossy Accents..  Now it was time to put it all together.. I had printed my image out on Cardstock. So I used a Glue stick to adhere her to the tag.. Then I put my trim on using Glossy Accents.. Added the flowers once again using Glossy Accents.. I had added the pearls into the flowers once the were dried. I printed off the saying on regular copy paper then misted the paper with the same colors of Glimmer Mist I used on the Tag.. Once the paper was dry I glued it to some white cardstock.. Cut out the small pieces and ran some Walnut Stain around the edges.. Then I put some pop dots on the back. OMG that wasn't too much fun as it's so little and it kept sticking to my fingers, falling down to the floor or not in the right spot!! LOL  I finally got it done though.  I took some more trim and with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher attached it to the back and finally the last thing was to add the Bling! This took about three hours to do because of Drying time, painting the flowers and drinking coffee in between. LOL

Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it! ROFL!!   If you give this a try I'd love to see your Tags... Send them to me at 

All of my products I bought a Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.. Well not all. I bought the Trim at Joann's.. LOL

Have fun creating everyone!!