Saturday, March 23, 2013
Creating The Crafty Life's Spring Fever Blog Hop!
Hi all and welcome to Creating the Crafty Life's Spring Fever Blog Hop!
If you are coming from , you are right on track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along please start over with Misty, as she is our Hostess! Check out the end of the post for the next stop and yummy yummy blog candy and eligibility requirements.
My Spring Fever Project is a 6X3 tag that I made out of flashing - yes, flashing - that I got from the hardware store. This stuff is amazing! You can emboss it, die cut it, paint it - endless hours of fun!!
Details below on the making of this tag:
I embossed the flashing using my script embossing folder. I then used a butterfly die on the flashing and then embossed the butterflies with a swirl embossing folder. I rounded the top corners of the tag using a corner chomper and punched a hold in the top center for the ribbon.
Using glossy accents, I adhered a cut piece of silver mesh bling and some washers from the hardware store. Roughly gessoed over the tag and butterflies not worrying about covering everything.
Once everything dried, I sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays and Flat Fabio colors on the tag and butterflies, drying between each color. I did the same for the white lace and the cream ribbon - colored them to match the tag.
The sentiment was printed out, embossed, distressed using Tim Holtz distress inks, and sprayed for glimmer.
I used hot glue to attach everything to the tag and then added flowers and beads.
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