(that measures 2 3/4" wide by 5" tall, when finished) and a lil' bit of embossing:
(and you can get 3 tags per sheet of paper.)
Here's the inside:
2...speedy embossed digi on PT paper; embossing copic marker & snow embossing
3...the stitched toboggan rope
5...the fold/tag base & finishing touches
I love digital images, because I'm a naughty instant gratification kind of
crafter & they are oh so nice for last minute projects. :o)
This image is fittingly called Toboggan
(from Mo's Digital Pencil here:)
I am ever so delighted that there is MO in the world!!!...
...With her talented digital pencil and her magical mind!
(speedy embossed digi on PT paper
& copic and snow embossing)
This lil' tag has five kinds of fun embossing:
2--Clear embossing on wet Copic Markers
.................and three varieties of embossing for the snow:
3--Sprinkling on white e.p. & melting from underneath the paper
4--Drawing on snow with a Souffle gel pen & covering with white e.p.
5--Drawing on snow with a Quickie glue pen & covering with glitter e.p.
Step 1a) Print the image--Toboggan from Mo's Digital Pencil--on Candido Incandescent paper from Paper Temptress & emboss with clear embossing powder. This incandescent paper is the ultimate! It lets you emboss out of the ink jet printer with no fuss no muss. Just print, sprinkle on clear embossing powder asap & heat. (Working quickly means the ink stays wet long enough to emboss it.) ;o)
Step 1b) Colour the image with Copic markers. (the paper needs a colouring medium with a little staying power like alcohol markers.) This PT Incandescent paper works so snifty with Copic markers. It makes regular alcohol markers look all metallic! :-D GRIN!
Step 2) Emboss a bit of the Copic colouring in clear. The incandescent paper also allows you to emboss Copics (see that clear bit on the front bottom of the toboggan?) A few brush strokes of a well-inked copic marker will stay wet because of the semi non-porous metallic finish, so you can add clear embossing powder. (if you work quickly in batches it's a breeze.)
Step 3) Add three kinds of snow embossing:
3a) Sprinkle freely with white embossing powder & heat from underneath the paper (There's a full tutorial for that weirdness here.) ;o)
The sprinkled embossing can give you some really nifty effects. If you have clear embossing (like the stuff up above using Copics to hold the clear embossing powder), then you can get neat effects when the white & clear embossing powder combine with each other.
It's fun to experiment with how hot you let the embossing powder get by going slowly with the heat gun. You can get solid snow flakes like the ones at the bottom of the image up there, but heating very little.
3b) Gel pen embossing (draw snow bumps on with white Souffle pen) , cover with white embossing while Souffle/gel pen is still wet. I like to work in stages, so the gel pen doesn't dry.
3c) Glue pen & glitter embossing: Draw snow on with Quickie glue pen, cover with clear glittery embossing powder & heat it to melt.
(the stitched rope)
sew, this is a rope, eh.... ;o)
A) Thread a needle & Tie a nice big knot in the end of the thread. (I used kraft coloured quilting thread, doubled up.)
B) Pierce a hole & stick the needle through the image so the thread knot looks like rope on the toboggan & sticks up.
If this sewing business sounds like utter madness to you, you might be surprised how speedy but fun a little stitched detail can be... (If you give it a go....) Stuff like this rope, gives me the giggles teeheehee
The secret is in the piercing. (Pierce holes first, then stitch. Makes it SEW easy, harhar.) I like to use this my beloved paper piercer:
(I have tried SIX different piercers and they are all ploppy but this one, ROFL.) That MakingMemories piercer is the love of my stitchy life! It even has a secret compartment for needles! AND a needle threader which I broke, cause how do you use that thinger, anyhow?)
(embellishing patterned paper)
....i call these cheap tricks 'cause they're free
(and probably really really obvious) ;0)
To add a little bling...
(whole sheets of paper or cut pieces like this.)
Cut little bits out of images in the paper....
(this is the bottom of the tag)
Step 1) Cut the cardstock, score & fold:
1a) Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 11 x 2 3/4 inches. (This green is Kiwi Kiss)
1b)Score it in two spots at the 1 inch mark & six inch mark & fold.
Step 2) Glue ribbon on top of the outside of the tag.
Step 3) Cut a piece of paper for the background (and to cover the ribbon loop end.) This patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye (Be Merry.) I added cardstock under it to strengthen it.
Step 4) Loop the ribbon down & adhere the piece of patterned paper to hold it on.
Step 5) Cut the image out. Reinforce it if you'd like it to be dimensional.
I used the text weight of the Incandescent cardstock. It's thin, so it's light & REALLY easy to cut, but I wanted more weight (to be able to use foam tape for dimension) so it's stuck on Neehah white cardstock here.
- Toboggan from Mo's Digital Pencil...
- ...embossed from the printer on PT Candido Incandescent paper
- Clear embossing powder, white e.p, & glittered clear e.p., heat gun
- Copic Markers, Foam tape, Tombow monomulti, & Scor-tape
- Sakura Stardust glitter pen, White Souffle pen (gel), & Quickie glue
- Paper piercer, needle, & thread
- Martha Snowflake edge punch (for white snowflakes)
- Neenah white & Kiwi Kiss cardstock
- My Mind's Eye Be Merry paper (Jolly Little Snowmen #BM1004.)
Hope your days are cheerful!