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Monday, 25 January 2016

Tag of the month - January

Introducing a new monthly blog item  - Tag of the month tutorial.  I will be using Children's Hour from Graphic 45which features two 12"x12" sheets for each month. The usual rich colours of Graphic 45 each with seasonal elements.
The January papers look like this...and can be found here on the website.



And here is this month's tag... This could be used as a card, a piece of home d├ęcor or attached to a layout...




If you want to play along this month you will need:
  • Children's Hour January papers
  • White paint
  • Acetate
  • White card to punch snowflakes
  • White and blue ribbon
  • Diamond stickles
  • Gems
  • Foam pads

You will also need to make yourself some tags for each month - I cut mine from Kraft card 4" x 8" (or 10cm x 20cm) with the corners cut off. You could use any colour of tag because the background won't show.

I started by covering the tag with the light blue patterned side of the paper and then used a little white paint applied with a foam pad to edge the tag...

I cut out one of the pictures of the mother reading to her child & the flowers to add later. Next I cut a piece of the blue patterned paper (darker side) 3" wide by 4" high, edged with white paint and fixed this towards the top of the tag...

I cut a piece of acetate 3.5" x 5", rounded the top corners and edged with white paint before fixing over the dark blue panel with foam pads, adding some punched snowflakes...
Next I fixed on the cut out elements, using foam pads to help them stand out a little...

Then I added the small dark blue snowflake strip, a small length of white lace underneath and one of the postage stamps...

After that I fixed the Let it snow banner on top of the snowflake strip, I distressed and stuck the small blue quote on, tucking it behind the woman and the yellow flower...

To decorate further, I put on more cut out flowers - I put all of these elements on foam pads to add to the 3D feel...

Finally - I stuck gems in the centre of snowflakes and decorated the snowflakes and the edges of the acetate with diamond stickles. 
White and blue ribbon threaded through the top of the tag finished it off...
See you in February for another tag!
Jane
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