Vintage and Distress can be quite addicting! A few days ago, I created my version of Tim’s November Tag for the 12 Tags of 2014. (You can see it HERE.) I loved creating it but I wasn’t entirely happy with the results so I took another shot at it today. I also fell in love with the Corrugated Leaf that was left over so I created a Reverse Version using that Leaf in the forefront of the tag. To say I got carried away and ended up in a mess is an understatement! LOL But I love these. Leave me a comment to let me know which version you prefer! 🙂
I’ll begin with the Reverse Tag Version shown below.
I spritzed Distress Stains in Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Brushed Bronze onto a Craft Sheet. After spritzing them with Water, I ran the tag through. I sponged Walnut Stain Distress Ink through TH’s Faded Dots Stencil and Gold Embossing Paste through the Burlap Stencil. I flicked some Black Soot Distress Stain Spray onto the tag – because, honestly, I was too afraid to actually spray onto the tag ;).
I used several colors of Distress Paints on the Craft Sheet, spritzed with Water and swiped the Corrugated Leaf through and heat set. I tapped it into the paint and heat set again. I then spritzed the Tag with Distress Stain Sprays in Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot and Brushed Bronze. I used a Paint Brush and Versamark Ink Refill to put a few splotches onto the leaf and embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.
I used Distress Stains – Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo – to dye my favorite Crinkle Ribbon. I wrapped it around my fingers about four times and then tied it with a smaller piece of the dyed ribbon to create the Quadruple Bow and tied it through the hole in the Tag.
I love how the leaf turned out with all the shimmer and texture. It’s Vintage and Distressed without being too Grungy.
I wrapped a Black Fiber around the tag and then adhered an Idea-ology Charm with a Jump Ring. An Idea-ology Mini Corner was attached to the lower right corner of the tag. A Tiny Tag with a Remnant Rub was also adhered to the finished tag.This Tag is my Second Attempt at Tim’s November Tag and was created in much the same way as my first version except I intentionally tried to stay brighter with the base tag so the leaf would show through better and reigned my inner grunginess in a bit.
I stripped some of the paper from a piece of corrugated paper from some left-over packaging and die cut it using the Layered Leaf Die. The actual leaf was used in the Tag detailed above. The corrugated paper was then spritzed with Distress Stain Sprays – Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Tarnished Gold and a tiny bit of Brushed Bronze – because I just cannot resist it
Luckily, the Layered Leaf Die comes with a coordinating Embossing Folder!!! I inked it lightly with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and ran the tag through the Big Shot. I smudged the ink a little with a Blending Tool and used a Paint Brush and Versamark Ink Refill to apply Gold Embossing Powder to the Leaf and heat set it.
I applied Glue and Seal (love it!) to the back of the corrugated cut out and layered it over the tag matching up the leaves. I put an acrylic block over it for a couple of minutes to dry. Once it was dry, I trimmed around the edges of the Tag and saved those delicious Distressed pieces for another day! I sponged Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges of the Tag with a Mini Blending Tool.
I dyed Crinkle Ribbon with Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress Stains and pulled it through the hole in the tag. Before I tied it, I slipped an Idea-Ology Pin over it and attached an Idea-ology Token to the pin and then pulled the ends through the loop to tie the ribbon. The bottom of the tag is embellished with a Black and Cream Ribbon from TH Trimmings threaded through an Idea-ology Buckle and secured it with a brad. I added an Arrow from Idea-ology Alpha Parts Framed.
Here it is in all of it’s Grunginess. I think it looks better with the contrast of the brighter version of the leaf popping through.
Here’s a look at both of the Tags – The first attempt is on the left – Today’s Tag is on the right.
And finally….And God Bless You for sticking with me this long!…Finally…here’s The November Tag with the Reverse November Tag! (I swear! It took me longer to write this post than it did to create all three tags! LOL)
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