This workshop shows how to make this fun / stylish wintery `Let it Snow` snowflake tag full of texture on the by using the texture pastes on the snow fibre paper on the tag and also them the new Sue Wilson festive collection winter trees and deer die set.
Here is a close up of the texture paste handle along with the snowflake embellishing the ribbon. The tip of the tag has a pearl flower from the centre of the self adhesive pearl corner.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Creative Expressions MDF Door Tags Set : CEMDFDOOR
Snow Fibre Paper : FIBRE SNOW
Creative Expressions MDF Christmas Words Set : CEMDFXMASWORD
Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL
Cosmic Shimmer Gesso Primer : CSGESWHI
Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Chic Moss Texture Paste : CSPMPASTMOSS
Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Sparkle Texture Paste : CSPASTSPAUR
Clear & Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue
Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD
Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles : STKFRLACE
Creative Expressions Self Adhesive 3mm Pearls : SAP3WHITE
or 5mm Pearls : SAP5WHITE
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this fun / stylish wintery `Let it Snow` snowflake tag which is full of texture. For this project some of the main ingredients are the Creative Expressions MDF door tag set & the Christmas MDF words set, some snow fibre paper, the Sue Wilson festive collection deer family die set & the winter trees die set. Also needed is the Creative Expressions feathery snowflake stamp, the Cosmic Shimmer gesso primer, some Phill Martin`s Cosmic Shimmer chic moss & Cosmic Shimmer aurora sparkle texture paste.
Step 2. Take the Cosmic Shimmer gesso primer and using a flat brush paint across the MDF tag in the same direction. This is an optional step which gives a lovely base to the snow fibre paper. Also cover the back of the tag once the gesso.
Step 3. Secure the Sue Wilson festive collection deer family die set & the winter trees die set onto a piece of white card using some low tack tape.
Step 4. Run the dies through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine & then emboss the dies using the relevant die sandwich combinations as used in whichever die cutting machine you are using.
Step 5. Roll the Spellbinders all in one tool over the die whilst the card is still in place. This will help to release some of the intricate pieces in the white card.
Step 6. Lay the tree onto a non stick craft mat and take a scoop of the Phill Martin`s Cosmic Shimmer chic moss texture paste and place that onto the mat.
Step 7. Dab a small piece of cut`n`dry foam up and down onto the paste to load the foam pad with some texture paste.
Step 8. Using the same motion dab up and down onto the tree die cut as this will leave an extra texture to the paste rather than having it just raised and smooth.
Step 9. Repeat the process on all of the tree die cut shapes.
Step 10. Scrap up any paste and place it back in the pot and then use a Grime Boss wipe to remove the any excess off the craft mat.
Step 11. Repeat the process using the Cosmic Shimmer aurora sparkle texture paste in the same manner over the deer die cut pieces.
Step 12. Again scrap up the excess paste and put it back into the pot.
Step 13. Be sure to remove all the paste from around the rim of the pot and mix it in the other texture paste. This will prevent any drying of the small amount of paste around the rim.
Step 14. Cut a piece of the snow fibre paper so it`s the same width as the MDF tag.
Step 15. Tear the paper in a diagonal angle to reveal more of the fibres of the snow paper.
Step 16. Repeat the process until you have built up 5 or 6 different tears. Make sure some go in the opposite direction until you get to the top of the tag handle base. You made need 2 widths of the snow paper to achieve this look.
Step 17 . Once you have the layers how you want them, then lift the papers up altogether so they can be flipped over so this leave largest layer at the front of the stack.
Step 18. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the snow paper MDF tag. Make sure you don`t add to much glue in the corner of the tag as the paper is torn an a diagonal.
Step 19. Stick the largest back piece onto the glue and continue gluing and layering until all the layers are added to the tag.
Step 20. Stipple some of the Cosmic Shimmer aurora sparkle texture paste over the handle area of the tag.
Step 21. Also add the paste all around the edges of the tag and along the ridges of the snow fibre paper for a lovely snowy effect.
Step 22. Select a clear ink pad or the distress embossing ink pad along with the Cosmic Shimmer lapis pearl embossing powder.
Step 23. Place the feathery snowflake stamp onto an acrylic block and stamp at random over the white snow fibre paper. Apply the Cosmic Shimmer lapis pearl embossing powder and then heat set the snowflakes. Some of the snowflakes will be covered up by some texture paste in a later step so please make sure the snowflakes are add higher up on the MDF tag. Also use some Adirondack gold dabber around the edge of the tag for a crisp finish to the side of the piece.
Step 24. Add some of the gold Adirondack paint dabber over the `Let it Snow` MDF Christmas word set. Again dab up and down for a raised look to the paint and set the piece aside to dry.
Step 25. Once the piece is dry place the words onto the left hand side of the tag before adding 2 of the smallest trees so the base of the trees lay under the layer of the snow fibre paper.
Step 26. Place the 3rd largest tree mid way down the tag and the 4th largest in the bottom left hand side of the tag. Move this tree slightly higher so the deer can be added in the bottom corner. Snip the bottom of the largest tree off to reduce the size so it fits neatly in line with the project.
Step 27. So the trees have a grounding to them add some of the Cosmic Shimmer aurora sparkle texture paste along the base of each tree and so the paste slopes down the tag for a hill effect.
Step 28. Make sure you add some under the trees at the top too.
Step 29. Use some 3d glue to add the large textured deer onto the base of the tag and the small deer slightly higher up. This can be done whilst the paste is drying as this will aid with the sticking down of the die cut deer.
Step 30. Stamp the snowflakes onto a piece of pearl paper using a clear ink & resist pad and add some of the Cosmic Shimmer lapis pearl embossing powder over the ink. Then heat set the snowflakes.
Step 31. Cut 2 snowflakes following the edge of the design and then cut 2 of the snowflakes cutting down further into the centre of the design as these will be used over the top of the other snowflake.
Step 32. Tie a few loops of the Creative Expressions finishing touches silver ribbon before tying it off in a knot. Curve the edges of the snowflakes over and glue the smaller one on top using some 3d glue for added dimension.
Step 33. Glue the bow to the handle before covering the knot of the bow with the prepared snowflake. Add small flat back pearl to the centre of the snowflake.
Step 34. Add the other snowflake above large deer to balance the other snowflake. Add a pearl clutter made from the pearl corner to the end of the handle.
Step 35. Use some frosted lace Stickles to the edges trees.
Step 36. Here is a close up of the tag handle. Leave the back blank or cover the tag with some more snow fibre paper.
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