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Friday, August 23, 2013

Grungy Tag for a Guy


Shea here with Glitter and Bonbons with a tag that I made for my son's birthday gift a few days ago (I've already profiled his gift card holder in a previous post).

My gift tags have always been too small in the past, so I decided to cut one on my Silhouette Cameo so I could adjust the size to my specifications.  More real estate for more stuff.

I first sponged the base with three colors of distress inks then sponged over a stencil with more inks.  Then I sponged around the edges of each stencil opening with first Burn Sienna and then Autumn Wheat which gave the stencil some great shimmer!

I stamped the next layer then started adding the embellishments.  Copper ball chain, chipboard brads, some metal photo corners and a fun floral/burlap embellishment all came together to make a fun tag fit for a guy.

The burlap was a little too light, so I dry brushed some Burnt Sienna on it using my finger and used the scraps under the leather-look "flower."  I made the flower by misting and scrunching some circles of cardstock and layering them with a brad in the center.  Then I painted them with Burnt Clay and Autumn Wheat.  The flower winds up looking like leather every time.

The final touch was the leather cord at the top.

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Happy crafting!


Kimberly S said...

Fabulous job making a masculine tag Shea, and the shimmery colors are perfect! :) hugs, Kimberly

Kassi said...

That is amazing! I love the shimmer around the edges of the stenciled areas!

Unknown said...

Very pretty! :)
Love all the details.

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful tag shea Have a great day

Emily D. said...

Great tag Shea!! Love the colors!