Today's Tuesday Tutorial is brought to us by Katherine McElvain.
The assignment was to use the Embossing Plus Tags, for the Cuttlebug machine. I made a group of tags to reference my inks and mists. Today I have a tutorial on making a set of tags as a reference index for your mists and inks.
All you need in order to make a set of color wheel tags is your basic scrapbook supplies, inks, mists, some coordinating Bella Blvd paper, Bella Fiori stamps, a Cuttlebug and the Cuttlebug Tags Embossing Plates/Shapes.
The Cuttlebug tags plate is perfect for this project because it not only lets you cut out a variety of tags, but embosses them at the same time. The first step was to choose the tag I wanted to use. I chose one of the larger tags that allowed enough room for me to write a label describing the color of each ink or mist. Then I ran flat white cardstock through the Cuttlebug using the plate.
After the tag is cut I did not remove it, but instead left it pinched in between the metal plates and pealed back the top clear layer to reveal my embossed tag and the plate which is now a screen to color my tag.
Holding the plate in place I sprayed my tag with glimmer mist.
After spraying the plate I lifted it up to reveal my pretty little tag!
I cut a coordinating paper for the back side of the tag (the tab folds over to the front side) and sanded it to reveal the embossed pattern. I also cut out some tiny flowers form the Bella Blvd Family Dynamics Quadrants paper.
I adhered all the pieces together, and wrote the name of my mist on the tag to make a fancy little sample of my glimmer mist.
For the inks I chose a different tag to use, and sponged the ink through the template. Because sponged ink can appear as a different color than stamped ink, I used the Bella Fiori stamps to make a stamped sample on my tag as well. I again labeled it with the ink name and backed it with a Bella paper.
I put all my colorized tags on a ring and hooked them to my tote bag. With all the cut Bella paper they look good dangling from the back side as well as the front!
And now I have a cute little color reference to go to when I need to choose a mist or ink.
Thanks, Katherine, for a fabulous tutorial! We hope you'll stop back by later this afternoon, and then again this evening, for two more posts that are full of card inspiration!