Inside Out Tag

I've been playing around with my new Sizzlit Inside Out Alphabet die and thought it would make a great background for a tag.  This is my tag I came up with:
After I made this tag, I started to think of different mediums you could use with this die and tag, but I'll show you how I came up with this effect.
First, diecut a white tag(I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag) or use a purchased tag.  Diecut your Inside Out alphabet, using white smooth cardstock.
Glue down your solid letters and outline letters onto your tag.  I left some open areas, but you could cover the whole tag too.
Next, paint the whole tag with Ranger's silver metallic acrylic paint and let dry.
I used metallic paint first so that when I painted over top with black paint, I was able to rub it off lightly while it was still wet.  Using a paper towel just wipe off some of the black paint and expose some of the silver paint underneath.  The top half of the tag in the photo, I've wiped and the bottom hasn't been done yet.
After your paint is dried, lightly sand the tag and then ink.  The right side hasn't been inked yet, and the left side was inked with Tim Holtz Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.  Now you are ready to embellish your tag.
I used all of the above dies and embossing folder to complete my tag.
Sizzix Ornamental Die, Vintage Telephone/Typewriter setFramelits Fancy Die Set, Blossom, Circles, Leaves, Diamonds Embossing Folder

I cut out two of the mini typewriters from grungeboard.  Taking one of the diecuts, cut out the small parts as shown in the typewriter diecut on the right of the photo.  Glue these onto the second grungeboard typewriter so they are raised.  Paint your typewriter with black acrylic paint, let dry.  I then painted another color(turquoise), leaving some of the black paint exposed.  After this is dry, paint again with white crackle paint(Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint) and let dry.  Ink the edges and raised areas.  Add your diecut and embossed labels, a ticket, some embellishments and Tim Holtz film strip ribbon.
I hope this tag inspires you to try your own alphabet textured background.  I've been experimenting with different mediums and love the effect that sprays have.  The liquid collects in the outline letters and    comes out darker and more concentrated.
Have a great week and see you soon!



Fab Tag

I've got a few tags on the go, but here's one that's finished:

I used the Shabby Chic collection from FabScraps for this tag.  They have great diecuts that go with it too, such as this dress form.  I used my Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag die and a new embossing folder from Sizzix, the sewing & measuring tape set.  To complete it I made this metal flower from Graphic45, some Prima bling, and a wood spool end from Pink Paislee.
Now, I guess I should finish those other tags!
Have a great day, see you soon!



Summer Holidays....

are almost here and you know what that means!  Lots of vacation photos!  Today I have a vacation layout  tutorial on the Sizzix blog.  I'd love it if you stopped by to see what I came up with.
Here's a sneak peek!

Have a great day,


June's Monthly Kit....

at Urban Scrapbook is on sale right now and here is my design team layout:
I haven't done a layout of my dog for awhile, usually she's the one I seem to take the most photos of!  My son got his dog, Eli, last summer and these two were instantly friends.  They are so funny to watch when they are together! This month, the papers were from Echo Park, a great collection called, "Note to Self".  I love this new border "ticket please" punch from Jenni Bowlin that I used on my navy cardstock.  The Design Team did an awesome job on their layouts, make sure you check them out on Urban's blog.
Until next time,

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