I am back today with another tag I created for CHA for Ranger Ink featuring their new Sticky Embossing Powder and Stickles Dry Glitter. This new glitter is so powdery fine and seriously the finest glitter I have ever used. It’s super fine grind helps it create such fine detail. I think this tag is a great example of that fine detail, look at how detailed the wood grain on this tag looks!
To create the background, I first inked around the edges of a manila tag with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. I left the center of the tag light. After drying the ink on the tag, I stamped the tag with a wood grain pattern with Distress Embossing Ink. I covered the tag with Sticky Embossing Powder and heated the powder until it melted. Next, I sprinkled Cinnamon Stickles Dry Glitter onto the tag. I tapped off the excess glitter. I heated the tag again to heat set the glitter.
The stamp I used on the tag was shorter than my tag so the top part of the tag was plain. To cover the top of the tag, I took a manila tag from my scrap bin, cut it with an On the Edge die, and then inked it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I misted water into my hand and splattered it onto the piece of the tag. I dried the piece of the tag with my heat tool and then added a few doodle lines with a fine tip black pen. I adhered the piece of tag to the top of my glittered tag to hide the plain tag top.
To embellish the tag, I stamped three flowers and a butterfly on manila cardstock using the Hero Arts Bold Pop Stamp & Die set. I used the three colors from the Distress Ink Summer Collection for my flowers: Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, and Picked Raspberry. I die cut the flowers using the Framelits dies included with stamps. Because the colors were very vivid I muted them by inking the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and an ink blending tool.
I stamped the butterfly using Jet Black Archival ink on manila cardstock. I colored it with Distress Ink Markers and then die cut it using the included Framelits die. I added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges. To accent the butterfly, I used an embossing ink marker to apply embossing ink the inner area of the wings. I added Sticky Embossing Powder to the ink and heat set it. I applied Stardust Stickles Dry Glitter to the sticky areas and then heat set again.
To add dimension to the flowers, I adhered them stacked together using adhesive foam squares. I used a large brad through the center of the assembled stack, squeezing down on the stack and smashing the foam a bit as I flattened the brad. I curled the edges of the flowers up a bit. I also curled the edges of the butterfly slightly and then adhered it to the tag with an adhesive foam square.
I die cut a small tab from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tiny Tabs & Tags die. After inking the edges I stamped the word “fly” on it using Coffee Archival Ink. I also stamped the words “spread”, “your”, and “wings” onto manila cardstock. I cut around the words to make word blocks. After inking the edges of the blocks I adhered them to the tag. I added staples from a Tiny Attacher to the tab and blocks for decoration.
What do you think? Isn’t the fine detail of the Stickles Dry Glitter amazing? I think it makes the wood grain pattern on this tag look amazing!