Birthday, Heat Embossing, Ink Blending, Shakers, Tags and Gifts

Birthday Treat Tags

Hello! Hello! Welcome to the fourth project tutorial in this month’s candy themed mini series featuring stamps & dies from Catherine Pooler Designs. To start at the beginning of this series, visit THIS POST. Otherwise, let me show you how I put together this tag trio…

Step 1: Gather the Elements

I had three left over gumball machines with acetate windows from the last tutorial, so I pulled those out as well as the die cut foam adhesive pieces. I then trimmed heavy weight white cardstock to 2.25″x6″ and 2″x5.5″ long strips and punched fishtails into the ends.

Step 2: Swipe & Stamp

Just as before, I swiped mini ink pads across the base layer for a painterly background effect. The sentiment was then stamped onto each top layer, and I used the gumball die to trace around the outside edge of the shaker opening with a pencil, so I would know where to stamp a few colorful gumballs.

Step 3: Stamp & Stick

After stamping several gumballs into the openings, I added the die cut double sided foam pieces followed by a few sequins.

Step 4: Top it Off

Once the sequins were in place, I peeled away the foam adhesive backing and attached each of the gumball machine die cuts (which are backed with clear acetate film).

Tip: Don’t forget to save the adhesive backing, so you can use it as a protective mask for ink splatter later.

Step 5: Punch & Set

I punched holes & set eyelets into the top of each tag base. I then added foam adhesive to the back of the top layer ensuring I left an open area where the eyelet and string would be.

Step 6: Make a Mess

Finally, white pigment and sparkly ink were splattered around the border.

Hooray! We’ve made it through another mini series of projects. How did you like this one?

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– Laura Evangeline

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