Sunday, September 19, 2010

Make & Take Saturday

We did this tag as a make and take yesterday and everyone seemed to like it so I thought I'd post it here AND we are going to do it again next Saturday (9/25) !! If you haven't ever tried heat embossing, this is a good chance to give it a try -- for free!
We started with this basic manila tag:

Next step was to stamp the leaf image with Versa Mark ink. We sprinkled the leaves in Zing clear embossing powder, tapped the excess off, and then heated it with the embossing gun.

This is what you are left with....almost looks wet after it is heat set.....

Next we used 3 different colors of Distress inks. These inks dry slowly so they are great for blending colors like this. We simply alternated colors around the edges of the tag, overlapping and blending into the middle.

As you blend the inks, you begin to get an almost watercolor effect.

Then we just stamped a sentiment.

These tags would look great on a gift bag, on the front of a card, or as a bookmark. This week we got in envelopes that fit them exactly so they can just be cards on their own! Give it a try at home or stop by the store and make one!