Some Odd Girl Opulent Christmas Tag Tutorial

Hi everyone, here is a step by step I recently put together as part of the month long celebrations for Kristy’s Birthday over at her blog The Odd Girl.

It is a special Christmas Tag using the Some Odd Girl Angel Kaylee.

You will need:

Stamps – Angel Kaylee, Alphabet stamps, Music stamp

Papers – Prima Printery

Colouring – Prismacolor pencils

Inks – Versamark, Black

Usual Suspects – Scissors, Silicone glue

Equipment – Heat Gun, Crop-A-Dile, Paper distressor

Other – Ribbon, ZIG Embossing powder (Black Sparkle), Acrylic Paint (Gold), Sponge, ZIG Wink Of Stella Pen, Eyelet

Prepare your tag by cutting out several tag shapes to the size you want and make each tag slightly smaller than the one before. I used one of the ‘2011’ labels in the Prima Printery paper pad but you could easily use a sentiment stamp or other cut-out. Also cut a small strip the width of the tag.

Stamp out the music in Versamark ink on your top tag layer, the smallest tag, and add the embossing powder, shake off excess and heat to melt the powder.

Distress the edges of all of the tag layers, sentiment and paper strip, I use a seam ripper for
this job.

Now all your layers are distressed start building up the tag by glueing each of the tag
layers in place. Add the gold acrylic paint to the distressed edges of all the papers using a sponge. I used some Cut n’ Dry but you can easily use a make-up sponge for example.

Add the acrylic paint in lumpy blobs and smooth some of the blobs out to lightly add sparkle to the paper. Leave some of the blobs to dry to give a more bumpy opulent gold look to the tag. When the paint is dry tie the ribbon into a bow and the ribbon to the paper strip and stick it to the tag. 

Stamp and cut out the ‘Christmas’ to stick to the ‘2011’ cut-out and add a light touch of acrylic paint to the edges. Stick the sentiment to the tag.

Colour Angel Kaylee and add sparkle to her wings, hair and shoes with the ZIG Wink Of Stella pen and stick her to the tag to finish.

Hope you enjoyed this opulent little sparkly tag. 

Don’t forget to go take a look at all of Kristy’s birthday celebrations!


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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. kissinia

    I adore your tutorials, Kim. Have a great day!

  2. Janine

    wauw, this is cool, thank you for showing us this.

  3. Sarah

    She looks fab and those distressed layers are wonderful. Great tutorial and love your design!

  4. DottyA Cards & Things

    I'm so glad I stopped by today… I never used or see the Gold acrylic paint used before… I'm going to look for that… Love how easy it was to use!!
    And your Tag turned out Beautiful!!

  5. humel

    I love all those distressed layers – fabulous effect 🙂

  6. CraftyLoops

    Kim I love this tag, its really gorgeous. Thank you so much for showing us how you made the tag too. Lee x

  7. coops

    fantastic tag kim.i love the image and brilliant tutorial 😀

    xx coops xx

  8. Deb

    this is so gorgeous Kim, love the way you added Christmas!
    have a great day, Debxx

  9. Marion

    Wow Kim, This is fabulous. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  10. misteejay

    Kim, what a fabulous tag – thank you for the 'how to'

    Toni xx

  11. Beth aka BR-T

    Thank-you for the terrific tutorial, this tag is gorgeous!

  12. patscrap91

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful tuto and thanks for your comment on my blog. It's always a great pleasure to meet (virtually) talentuous crafters. Regards.

  13. Irene

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for this lovely tutorial! I love making tags/bookmarks and this is a very nive way to do it so sure will give it a try!


  14. kjjc

    what a great waqy of combing cute with vintage arty farty. Lovely.

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