Monday 8 July 2013

Dimensional Tag

This week Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge you to use a small stamp, or use a stamp in some small way on your project. Want to use stamps in a big way too? well you can! Feel free to run the opposite direction and do a tiny bit of BIG stamping.

I created a dimensional tag this week with a touch of stamping
This box tag was great fun to make adding wonderful dimension using the Sized Ovals die to create an aperture and I added lots of texture using Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste in conjunction with the Crafters Workshop Templates Mini Letter Chaos and Mini Tile Texture templates. I added bits of stamping using the text stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Classics 9 adding a touch of stamping to the Locket Book too. I had great fun with this piece, challenging myself to only use a bit of stamping!
Take six jumbo tags or cut six tags from manilla card using Tim Holtz tag and bookplate die; cut an oval into each tag using the sized oval die. I cut an oval from one of the tags, placed this tag on top of the other tag, so that they were both lined up and then drew around the oval onto the tag. Repeat this process for all six tags and then cut out the oval.
Press fired brick and salty ocean Distress ink onto a non-stick craft sheet, spritz with water and then mop up the colour with one of the tags, this will be the top of our box tag.
Continue to apply ink to a non-stick craft sheet and mopping up the colour with the tag until you are happy with the coverage.
Apply fired brick Distress Ink around the edges of the inked tag.
Repeat the steps above for a further tag which will be the back of the box tag. Once completely covered spritz both coloured pieces with water to add blotches to the background.
Apply white embossing paste through the Mini Letter Chaos template onto the front and back tags.
Add a touch of stamping using the background stamp from the Classics 9 stamp set, do not apply to an acrylic block use as is, this gives a more random effect.
Here you can see the touch of stamping I have added with black Archival Ink.
Colour the embossed areas with fired brick Distress Ink and then add Treasure Gold olive bronze wax to all the raised areas using your finger.
Colour the Locket Book with Vintaj Patina marine dabbing the colour onto the book with Cut 'n' Dry foam.
Colour all the other tags with fired brick Distress Ink and then adhere one on top of the other for dimension.
Apply emobssing paste through the Mini Tile Texture template onto the top tag but keep the embossing as is, do not colour, this adds a contrast. Measure the width and depth of the tags when they are all adhered together, cut strips of card to fit all the edges and adhere to give a box.
Once everything is adhered securely, add the Locket Book to the centre of the aperture, colouring the raised areas of the book with Treasure Gold wax.
I added the large crown from the Regal Adornments, coloured with a touch of Treasure Gold wax and added above the Locket Book.
For further interest and dimension I have also included a pen nib just above the aperture.
I've added coordinated twine to the top of the tag.
I word band and smaller crown has been added below the aperture for added dimension and interest.  I have also added metal corners to the bottom corners of my tag.
A touch of stamping has also been added to the Locket Book stamping with black Archival Ink using the Classics 9 Stamp Set.
A couple more stamped angels added to the Locket Book.
I have also added ChitChat stickers to the accordion within the Locket Book.
These images are perfect for this book.
To complete I added Elements Tissue Tape to the edges.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Alterations - Sized Ovals, Tag and Bookplate die,
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology - Locket Book, Regal Adornments, Pen Nibs, Word Bands, Corners, ChitChat Stickers, Elements Tissue Tape.
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Classics 9 Stamp Set
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste
Crafter's Workshop Templates - Mini Letter Chaos, Mini Tile Texture
Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Salty Ocean
Black Archival Ink
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Treasure Gold Olive Bronze Metallic Wax
Ranger Vintaj Patina Marine
Cut 'n' Dry Foam
Light Blue Cord



Helen said...

Simply gorgeous, Tracy - Beautiful dimension and texture and layers.

Barb Cady said...

Brilliant step by step instructions. I can see depth tags becoming a craze, I must have a go! A beautiful piece of art Tracy. X

Anonymous said...

Morning Tracy, this is absolutely stunning. I just keep going back for another look....So much gorgeous detail. I love ♥ the little Locket book. I may be back later for another look! Love S xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh WOW I totally love the idea of this!!! So very, very clever with the little book inside! Fantastic inspiration, and such a great use of those little book covers, brilliant project!

sally said...

What a little marvel this is! I'd not thought about making box tags before but I will definitely be giving the idea some thought after seen this :-)


Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, Love the colours too, huggles Pops x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Wow!!! Love this tiny locket book -- what lovely surprise treasure on this tag. The whole project is incredible. Really love the background! This is awesome -- pinned:)

-- Mary Elizabeth

Monique said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I love the whole tag and the locket. So very beautiful.

rachel said...

this is amazing - so much to look at - its wonderful xx

Sandra said...

Wow this is really beautiful. Love that you made a dimensional tag! What a great idea! Stunning texture! Hugs, Sandra

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Sarah said...

This is totally fabulous and so creative. I love it. Love the colour and wonderful detail. Go Tracy! Love from a sweaty mum and ink deprived crafter. xx Sarah

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous layers. The step outs are fantastic as I got to see all the details and love you poured into your tag. Love the stenciled letters on the surface and the surprise of the mini locket!

Candy C said...

Tracy...GORGEOUS! Love all of your details on what you did and how you did it! This box tag is pure gorgeous! Love all of the details on the top tag...the stamping and stenciling. WOW! And the focal point of your tag, the crown and the little locket with stamping even done to it....well, LOVE YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL! It's all such a feast for the eyes! <3 Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

What a gorgeous tag, Tarcy. I love the amazing colors and textures. All the details are just fabulous! :)

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful tag Tracy and I love how you created a home for the little book. Such a great idea! Wonderful textures and details.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh FANTASTIC!!!! I love that it's 3D and the edging around the side really finishes this off so perfectly! The stamping is wonderful especially in the locket! Super!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Tracy, Wow !! I love it !! The colours on the background are stunning, the built-up box is stunning and such a fantastic idea, the locket nestling in the aperture is stunning, love how you have done the sides to fill in the box effect, then the tape atop, absolutely stunning, loving all the textures and masking.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Words and Pictures said...

Out of this world wonderful! LOVE your layered tag box construction - what a genius idea - and all the fabulous colour, texture, and metalwork, especially the locket book. I'm going back for another look, as I think you could probably gaze at this for ages and still keep seeing another fabulous new detail.
Alison x

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Fantastic tag, Tracy!! The tutorial is perfect! I want to give this a try :)

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Lori said...

This is a fantastic idea Tracy! Love the dimension with the stacked tags. The colors and stenciling are fab!

May said...

Fantastic creation Love the depth to this, The colours & stamping are perfect... Full of wonderful texture... Hugs May x x x

Redanne said...

Tracy, this is beyond beautiful! It is gorgeous in every way, I really love your use of the little locket book and it has inspired me to get mine out and do something with it! Wonderful step by step too. Hugs, Anne x

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Tracy this is an incredible project with so much to take in, love the whole idea of the layered dimensional tag and the little locket book inside. So clever.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

JansArtyJunk said...

Fabulous project Tracy!! :)

hazel said...

Wow! This is amazing Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

Stunning! I love the dimensionality - I have never seen a tag done like that - gorgeous!