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Sharing The Making Of A Shabby Chic Tag

Some more Shabby Chic for you today and this one is a follow on from my Shabby Chic make from last Saturday that I did for Quixotic Paperie. It is a little Shabby Chic New Home Tag and I thought I would share some of the making process with you today.

What you will need:

Paper and card – Cream card, designer papers Pink Paislee Sweetness pad is perfect as it has some lovely Shabby Chic colours and the big flowers to cut out.

Image – I’ve used the SCACD Guardian Hearth and Home, perfect for my ‘Home’ theme

Glitter Glue – Viva Decor Glitter Liner Holo-Iridescent

Crystals – I’ve used some Prima crystals but you can easily use Flat Backed gems or the Viva decor pens with your Bazzill Jewel Templates

Other stash bits and bobs – Glue, leaf skeleton, keyhole, Alpha stamps, seam ripper, Blending foam/ tool

Inks – Distress ink, Archival ink Coffee and jet black

Layers, Layers, Layers! I want to matt and layer my tag so I cut out three sizes of tags with the cream card as the background and then the designer papers getting progressively smaller but only by a few millimetres. I’ve also cut out one of the lovely flower patterns from the Pink Paislee Sweetness pad, so pretty!

Inky Fingers! I wanted to slightly darken the pink layer as it wasn’t quite the colour I wanted so used my blending tool and distress inks to roughly intensify the colour. If you haven’t got a blending tool or even some of the Rangers foam, don’t worry – dig out a clean make-up sponge!

Oh I’m just so distressed! Yep it is time to get a but distructive – be brave – you can do it! I use my seam ripper on the edges of the paper and card and if you aren’t sure what a seam ripper is, or it is called something else where you are from, I mean one of these:

They are usually easily obtainable from your local haberdashery and you can often pick them up for under £1 (but I have seen them more pricey!)

Oooo Shiny! Glitter time is here again and I’ve used the Viva Decor Glitter Liner Holo-Iridescent on all of the card and paper edges to add more Shabby Chic sparkle. This step takes a little patience but it is worth it!

Ok so everything is dry, you have coloured your image and stamped out the sentiment so all you need to do is stick it all together and add your gems and extras!

Quick – Shiny distraction alert!

Enjoy your weekend!


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