Tuesday Tutorial: Tattered Poinsettia Tag

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

This week’s tutorial was inspired by a card I have shared before featuring the Tattered Poinsettia die.  Some readers asked about how I created the poinsettia on that card so I thought a tutorial was in order.  I was originally going to create a tag that was nearly identical to the card to show how easily you can adapt card and tag designs to one another, but as happens when you just let creativity happen, I ended up with a tag design that was inspired by the card, but different.  (You can see the original card here: http://tammytutterow.com/2012/09/tim-holtz-tattered-poinsettia-card/)

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

To begin, die cut the poinsettia pieces on the Tattered Poinsettia die using manila cardstock.  Manila holds up well to lots of layers of inks, stains, and moisture.  Apply a coat of Barn Door Distress Stain.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Apply a coat of Picket Fence Distress Stain to each flower.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Apply a second layer of Picket Fence Distress Stain to each flower.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Apply a coat of Victorian Velvet Distress Stain to the top of each flower.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Apply a layer of Picket Fence Distress Stain to the top of each flower.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Apply Peeled Paint Distress Stain to the center of each flower.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Mist each flower generously with water to blend the colors.  You will see that some colors will come up to the surface.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Blot each flower with a dry cloth.  Dry each flower with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Apply a second application of Peeled Paint Distress Stain to the center of each flower.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Apply a coat of Picket Fence Distress Stain to each flower.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Mist the flowers generously with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Blot the excess mist with a dry cloth.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use an ink blending tool to apply Bundled Sage Distress Ink to the center of each flower.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use an ink blending tool to apply Victorian Velvet Distress Ink the tips of each flower.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use an ink blending tool to apply Aged Mahogany tool to the edges of the tips of each flower.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink the edges of each flower petal.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Shape the petals of the flowers by curving them over your finger.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Stack the layers the flowers together except for the small flower center.  Add a dot of liquid glue to the center of each flower to adhere them together.  Press the layers together with your finger.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Place a large brad through the center of the small layer.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use a craft knife to cut a slit through the center of the stacked flowers.  Place the brad through the slit.  Leave the prongs straight for now so that you can use the brad there adhere the flower to the tag later.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Die cut a strip of manila cardstock using the Festive Greenery die.  Leaving the pieces in the strip, scribble over the manila strip with Peeled Paint Distress Stain.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Dab some Forest Moss Distress Stain onto the strip randomly.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Dab some Pine Needles Distress Stain onto the strip randomly.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Apply Picket Fence Distress Stain over the other colors.  Dry the stain with a heat tool.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Mist the strip generously with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Blot the excess mist with a dry cloth.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Dry the strip will before punching out the pieces.  If you try to remove them while the pieces while the paper is damp, the pieces may tear.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use an ink blending tool to apply Pine Needles Distress Ink to the edges of the greenery pieces.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the greenery pieces.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Adhere a piece of natural colored Sticky Back Canvas onto a piece of manila cardstock.  Die cut a tag from the assembled surface using the Tag & Bookplates die.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use a craft knife to cut a slit into the folded edge of the Holly Branch Texture Fade. Place the tag inside the folder so that the top of the tag goes through the slit and extends past the top of the folder.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Run the tag and embossing folder through your die cutting machine.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use an ink blending tool to apply Pine Needles Distress Ink to the raised areas of the tag.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the tag.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Machine stitch around the edge of the tag.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Wrap the tag with dyed Crinkle Ribbon.  Tie the ribbon into a bow along the left side of the tag.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Use a craft knife to cut a slit through the tag just above the ribbon.  Place the brad through the slit.  Flatten the prongs on the back of the tag.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Arrange the greenery pieces around the flower.  Use liquid glue to adhere them into place.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Die cut a reinforcer from manila cardstock using the Tag & Bookplates die.  Apply Barn Door Distress Stain to the reinforcer.  Dry the piece with a heat tool.  Mist the piece generously with Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist.  Dry the piece again with a heat tool.  Use liquid glue to adhere the reinforcer to the front of the tag around the hole in the top of the tag.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

I really love this die.  It looks so pretty using all the layers at once or even just one or two layers.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

And the Festive Greenery die!  This die is such a versatile die that can be used to complement all types of flower dies.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

The assorted shapes on the die offer a lot of variety.  I like the look of mixed greenery on a design rather than all matching pieces.  It is just more visually interesting.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

The Sticky Back Canvas adds so much texture to the tag.  I love the way the ink looks on it.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

Embossing on the Sticky Back Canvas is crisp and detailed.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

The machine stitching is a simple addition that creates a visual border to the tag.

tammy tutteorw tattered poinsettia tag

This tag makes me happy!  I love the way it turned out!  I hope you picked up a bit of inspiration from it!

 

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Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Festive Greenery (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Holly & Pine Branch (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Large Tag and Bookplates (sss|ie)
Ranger Manila Cardstock 8.5×11 (sss|ie)
Sticky Back Canvas Natural (sss|ie)
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (sss|ie)
Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (sss|ie)
Bundled Sage Distress Ink (sss|ie)
Pine Needles Distress Ink (sss|ie)
Vintage Photo Distress Ink (sss|ie)
Picket Fence Distress Stain (sss|ie)
Victorian Velvet Distress Stain (sss|ie)
Barn Door Distress Stain (sss|ie)
Peeled Paint Distress Stain (sss|ie)
Pine Needles Distress Stain (sss|ie)
Forest Moss Distress Stain (sss|ie)
Walnut Stain Distress Marker (sss|ie)
Perfect Pearls Mist: Biscotti (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Sanding Grip (sss|ie)
Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors (sss|ie)
Ranger Mister (sss|ie)
Ranger Blending Tool (sss|ie)
Ranger Heat Tool (sss|ie)
Ranger Craft Sheet (sss|ie)
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Comments

  1. Elaine Allen says

    Tammy – This is beautiful! Thank you so much for the great tutorial, it is so easy to understand and follow.

    Elaine Allen

  2. Kelley says

    Okay, I need to buy more supplies and after deciding this morning I can’t buy any more until I’ve made 100 cards, tags, somethings. Love all the layers of color on the poinsettia and leaves. Santa better have a huge checkbook! :)

  3. Laurie H. says

    Tammy this is just beautiful! Sometimes when you see an artist do layer upon layer, it doesn’t always seem to make sense. But this tutorial is a perfect example of the depth and richness that can be achieved with with multiple layers! Also, tho is a perfect example of why I must own every color of every product! Unfortunately I don’t have my Distress Stain stash fully stocked. I think I will get back on that! This tutorial is just too good of an example. Great work Tammy!

  4. Diane Fitzgerald says

    OMG it is so beautiful ,and colourful and instructions very well given,I will attempt to make this

  5. Sharon Y says

    Love it! The layers upon layers bring such a richness to the elements. Thank You so much for taking the time to give us such detailed instructions. Those two dies are on my wish list.

  6. Monica says

    Oh Tammy…again I can pnly say : AMAZING !!!! Just love this tag and your tutorials are always so well explained and with detailed photos. Easy to follow and understand !!
    Thanks a lot for sharing your time and talents with all of us.
    Now more things to add to wishlist….sigh.. LOL
    hugs from SPAIN