I haven't had a chance to use these new Sizzix Gear dies by Prima, so what better way to try out new dies than making a tag.
For my tag, I used papers from We R Memory Keeper's collection, Indian Summer. Love this leather looking paper!
The zipper was cut out in copper adhesive sheets from Vintaj and also brown paper. The metal die-cut was used for the zipper teeth and head. After I had assembled the zipper, I glued it to my brown leather paper which had been cut out in the middle, where the zipper opens. I machine stitched down the two sides of the zipper and also around the edge of the tag. Next I embossed the two sides with an embossing folder from Sizzix called, Floral &Vines. This folder has embossing just in the corner, which I really like sometimes, as you can add just a small touch of embossing to a tag, or label. I lightly sanded the embossed areas and edges, then applied adhesive all around the outer edge. I then adhered this to my turquoise tag base.
I cut out some of the gears(from the bigz die) in chipboard, then embossed with Ranger's Verdigris embossing powder and then embossed again in a few areas, with Ranger's Antiquities Rust powder. The other gears were die-cut from the Prima thinlit dies using patterned paper from the Indian Summer collection. I cut out two for each gear and glued them together, so they were sturdier. I adhered them to my tag as in the photo, added my ribbon, and pin with small gears. My tag was complete!
I love gears, and these ones are a little different with the heart cut-outs. I've also saved all those cute little hearts, they will be good for future projects.
Hope you are having a great weekend,
thanks for stopping by!