Have you heard about Ranger Ink’s new Sticky Embossing Powder and Stickles Dry Glitter? Both are so cool and easy to work with and make glittered projects so detailed and amazing! I embellished the bird on this tag using both and think the result is so amazing!
I began by stamping the bird design on smooth white cardstock using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing ink. You can use any embossing ink, but Tim’s is my favorite. After stamping the design I sprinkled it with Sticky Embossing Powder. After heat setting the Sticky Embossing Powder it becomes sticky. After heating, I sprinkled Cinnamon Stickles Dry Glitter over the stamped image. I tapped off the excess onto scrap paper to return to the jar. Although it isn’t required, I like to heat set the design again to add a bit more bonding power. After heating again, the image can be handled without any glitter falling off. To complete the design, I used fine tip scissors to cut the bird out.
For my tag background, I stamped a floral design using Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto a kraft tag. I used an ink blending tool to add Vintage Photo around the edges. I love the tone on tone look of the tag and ink.
For a stark contrast on the edge, I brushed the edges of the tag with a Black Soot Distress Ink pad. By brushing the pad directly onto the edge of the tag and dragging it a bit, I got several bold brush patterns.
I wrapped the tag with white doubled faced silk ribbon. I adhered the bird on the tag using adhesive foam squares so that it would seem to be perched on the ribbon.
I die cut a small tag from manila cardstock. I inked the edges of the tag using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used my favorite alpha stamps to add the word “shine” to the tag and hand wrote the word “always”. I tied the tag onto the white ribbon using Tim Holtz Paper String. I unraveled the ends of the Paper Ribbon for extra effect.
I love the way this tag turned out and think the glitter adds lots of wow and detail!