Tuesday, August 28, 2012

50 Shades of Brown Tag

This is another tag from the Perfect Pearl Mist Tag-A-Pa-Looza... I went a little nutty that day and there are MORE tags to come.This tag is all Perfect Pearl Mist, Distress Inks, Tim stamps, rub-ons and Tissue Tape…in 50 shades of brown.  
 I made the bow using Idea-ology Tissue Tape, a Tiny Attacher and beautiful Prima faceted crystals.  

To make the bow:  Begin with two lengths of Tissue Tape about 12 inches each.   Stick them back-to-back to each other.  This isn't easy to do but go slowly; be sure to avoid wrinkles and keep them aligned.  You could probably use a single piece of tape and apply talcum powder to the back to keep it from sticking to itself.  This would give you a looser, more flexible..ribbon-like bow but for this I preferred the stiffer, shaped bow.

Once the tape is stuck back-to-back simple shape into a bow by crossing the ends over each other giving you the two loops and two tails.  At some point you will need to scrunch the center down to mimic the knot of an actual bow; you can do that now or later.  To do it later simply staple the bow in the center to secure the loops in place using the Tiny Attacher.  After the bow is secure, scrunch the center together and staple again with the Tiny Attacher; you will probably need a few staples to achieve the right look.  You can certainly leave the tiny staples showing for a grunge look or you can cover it as I did.  You can cover it with a flat-back rhinestone or pearl, a button or a charm…whatever suits your fancy.  Me?  I'm all about the BLING so I went with one of Prima's "Say It With Crystals" faceted rhinestones that I am sooooo head-over-heels in love with right now.  You can attach the bow to the tag with the Tiny Attacher or a glue dot.

The tag itself was inked with Old Paper Distress Ink, sprayed with Cappuccino Perfect Pearls Mist, and stamped with a variety of stamps using Aged Walnut Distress Ink.  After the ink dried I added brown Basic Grey rub-ons and more Prima crystals.  I always cut the rub-ons apart and reconfigure them to my liking.  The bottom was simply highlighted with a strip of the same Tissue Tape that the bow was made out of (and it too is brown).  Finally, I aged an Idea-ology Ornate Plate with various colors of alcohol ink, stamped the sentiment using black archival ink onto the tag and placed the Ornate Plate over top.  I used the included brads to hold the plate ink place and then covered them with small Prima crystals.
This project was linked to the following Linky Parties;
Tea Rose Home
Laters Baby….


  1. Love your tag, Danee, especially the colors! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!


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