Monday, December 16, 2013

Vintage Shabby Santa Tag Tutorial

 
Hello friends!
Another tag tutorial to share with you today. I wanted a soft sweet feel to this tag and I'm very happy with how it turned out.
 
 
I first started by embossing my tag with snowflakes using an embossing folder and my Big Shot machine.
 
 
Then I covered the entire tag with a layer of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


Now for the fun and slightly messy part. I poured out a bit of off white acrylic paint onto my nonstick craft sheet. Then dipped my finger into the paint and started swiping my finger across the tag. I love the shabby feel this gave the tag.
 

 
 Next it was time to add a little patterned paper to the tag. I picked this cute polka dot from October Afternoon's Silent Night line.
 
 
Then I rubbed some clear liquid glue across half of the tag and
sprinkled Clear Distress glitter across it.

 
Next it was time to ink up some seam binding ribbon with a mix of Barn Door  and Fired Brick Distress ink. I then tied it into a bow at the top of my tag.
Then I added a plain white doily to the tag. I love adding these to my projects! Adds a nice vintage touch. You can find them in the cake decorating department at your local craft store.
 
 
Now it was time for my Santa. This cute little guy comes from the ephemera pack from the Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas line, but you could use any graphic of Santa or Christmas related.


I then wanted to add some festive greenery to my tag, so I die cut these holly leaves from the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery die and inked them with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
 


I added them to the tag along with a small red adhesive gem.
Then I added a couple small die cut Christmas sayings and adhered to the tag to finish it off.
 

 
Thank you for visiting our blog today as we get closer and closer to the big holiday!
 

Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey
 
 

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5 comments:

GardenOfDaisies said...

So pretty! I want to learn how to emboss.

Homeschool Mom said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Cute! Dots and doilies! You can't go wrong with those! ;)

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and sweet!! xo Heather

Cynthia said...

Great tag, Lindsey. Thanks for the tutorial!