A Simple DIY Foil Technique for Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s tag uses aluminum foil for an embossing technique. Using aluminum foil for crafting offers a variety of different looks. I applied foil onto the cardstock and then embossed it. From there, I roughed up the embossed image and applied ink.

embossed foil

Here is a close-up look at the embossed foil and cardstock. You can see some of the sanded surfaces on the raised image. This step is optional and is not needed if you want to add ink. You do need to be gentle if you choose to sand the foil because it can tear easily.

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Freebie Friday – Floral Paper Bags

floral paper bags

This week’s Freebie is a pair of printable floral paper bags. Consider using a decorative scissor to cut along the top edge for additional design. The printable bags can also be used as pockets for your paper crafting. Don’t forget you can always change the size of the printable in your printer dialog box.

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Floral Bags]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Foil Technique and a Die

with Kokorosa

Finished card

This card can be used for so many different occasions. I am not sure which makes it more beautiful, the die or the foil technique. Together they are exquisite.

Kokorosa provided the Bubbles Background Board die for this post. If you would like to get the same die, here is a discount and link.

For a 25% discount use the code: L44991

Kokorosa: https://shrsl.com/4firh
Bubbles Background Board

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close-up

It is so interesting how the foil looks like it is on top of the die cut, doesn’t it? The close-up shows the colors reflecting well.

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Embed Technique – Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s Tag it Tuesday shares a paper embedding technique using an embossing folder. The technique is simple and one you might overlook but the results are amazing.

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close-up image of tag

The close-up image shows how the double-layered paper appears embedded by the embossing. The cutout circles remind me of a compass and now I think the word wander would have been a great choice! Have you tried this technique?

DIY Resist Spray Tag

Tag it Tuesday

final tag

This week’s tag is a variety of mixed media. Beginning with DIY resist spray and ink smooshing. Then add ephemera in coordinating colors to finish the tag.

To make your own DIY Resist Spray, follow my tutorial here: [Resist Spray]

For the free teacup PDF printable: [Teacups]

close up bottom of tag

In the above close-up image, you can see how well the colors of ink and ephemera coordinate together.

Video Tutorial:

resist close-up

As I mentioned in the video, the ink and resist made a beautiful image. The above close-up shows the ink and resist detail and how well the Resist Spray worked.

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Die-cut Card

with Kokorosa

card front image

I used my DIY Mixed Media Spray and a die from Kokorosa to make this beautiful card. I chose not to use a sentiment, leaving just the lovely image. The card turned out so nice that I wouldn’t mind framing the image.

die

Kokorosa Metal Cutting Dies with Butterflies & Flowers Background Board is the die I used.

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gold stardream

I used Gold Stardream in 8.5 x 11 for the card. The metallic gold enhances the colors of the die-cut image.

Video Tutorial:

close-up

The close-up image above shows the detail of the small shapes that cut out well along with the details of the color created by the media spray. The combination of the two is just amazing.

Freebie Friday – Letter Set

letter set

This week’s Freebie is a letter set that contains a folding card and envelope with a folk art floral theme. You can change the size in your printer dialog if you want a different size. Print out and use for all your crafting needs like junk journals, glue books, card making, paper crafting, collage, and more…

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Letter Set]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Tag it Tuesday with Gelatos

gelato tag

This week’s Tag it Tuesday uses Gelatos in two different techniques. Gelatos are a smooth soft crayon-like product that can mix with water and blend easily with or without water. I added some plastic netting for texture (that photographs oddly) and a simple piece of ephemera to finish off the tag.

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detail of tag

In the detailed photo above, you can see the plastic netting a bit better and the dimension it created. The tag this week was pretty simple and quick to make but I am happy with the result.

Gone Fishing – Tag it Tuesday

final fish tag

This week’s tag uses a fun paint bubble technique for the background which is fun to do. Then I added printable images to finish it off with a fun fishing theme.

fishprint

If you would like the free fish printable you can download it here: [Fish.pdf]

The words are from a printable available in the shop. I printed it out on sticker paper and just cut out the words as I use them. You can purchase the printable here [Art Words]

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close-up image

The close-up image shows a lot of detail in the paint bubbles and the quality of the printable images.

Valentine Chain

valentine chain

This DIY Valentine Chain is a fun craft that is easy to make with a few Dollar Tree supplies and a free printable. The chain can be used in so many different ways. Consider it for your Valentine’s Day decor, as a long chain with a tassel on the end, or even as a festive necklace.

Grab the free PDF file here: [Valentine inchies]

This DIY doesn’t just have to be for Valentine’s Day, you can use any printable inchies or even decorative paper.

materials

The materials I used were scissors, a 1″ paper punch, a free printable, twine, and wooden beads.

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