Hi everyone, it's Anita and today I want to share a tag and an embossing technique that I love to do with my fabulous Gelatos® Colors. I really love to emboss with my die cut machine, but I want to have color on the finished product - much like the letterpress technique. For this project I started with a manilla tag and a snowflake embossing folder. I rubbed my Gelato® in Blue Metal on the raised side of the folder. The color goes on really well. You don't have to be extremely careful about it, but you will want to brush away any specks of color that are in open areas.
I misted is lightly with water and then ran it through my die cut machine as normal then used a small piece of sponge to smooth the color out. I added a piece of doily to the top of the tag, and a sentiment to the bottom.
The fabulous snowflakes were from a greeting card a received - I just had to cut them out and use them on something as they were to pretty to toss out! I highlighted them with Metallic PITT® Artist Pens Silver #251 and Copper #252. I added a jewelry finding and a brad to the center of each one. The small flower at the bottom was also highlighted with the Blue Metal Gelato®. To finish my tag off I added lots of ribbons to the top and bottom.
The tag on the left was embossed without the mist of water- it gives a completely different look! I hope you give both of these a try.
Ranger Manilla Tag, doily, jewelry findings, brads, McGill Square punches, ribbons, lace, flower
Anita is a SAHM whose kids have flown the nest. She is currently driving her husband crazy redecorating the house and hoping to get her first flock of chickens this spring. She keeps busy doing freelance design work for a variety of manufacturers and teaching at the local scrapbook store.