The holiday season is here and there's no such thing as too much sparkle and shine! For this project I've made my own custom blend of Ranger Embossing Powders to make these tags extra special.
Step 1: Gather materials: Ranger Embossing Powder in Verdigris and Green Tinsel; Ranger Liquid Pearls in Bahama Bay and White Opal; Wendy Vecchi Statements Chippies; Simon Hurley create. Treescapes and Winter Wonderland stamp sets; Dina Wakley white tags in sizes #3, #5 and #8; as well as Ranger Kraft Tags in size #8.
Step 2: In a small clean container, mix together Ranger's Verdigris and Green Tinsel Embossing Powders in approximately equal parts; stir and/or shake until they are well-combined.
Step 3: Stamp the row of pines from Simon Hurley's create. Treescapes Background Stamp along the bottom edge of a white #3 Dina Wakley tag, using Ranger's Emboss It Ink in Clear.
Step 4: Sprinkle the stamped image with your custom Verdigris/Green Tinsel embossing powder; tap off the excess and use a small brush to remove any stray powder. Emboss using Ranger's Heat It Craft Tool. Repeat steps three and four on a white #5 tag and on a white #8 tag that's been trimmed down to the size of a #7 tag (5.75 x 2.75"). Allow the tags to cool completely.
Step 5: Dispense a small amount of Bahama Bay Liquid Pearls onto a palette and dilute with water, using approximately three parts water to one part Liquid Pearls. Use an older brush and messy strokes to add blue sky all around the trees on your embossed tags. With a crumpled tissue or small rag, gently blot off some of the color, so that your sky will have lighter and darker patches of blue. Set aside an allow to dry completely. (Note: if you save plastic lids you'll have a fresh palette each time and NEVER have to clean them!)
Step 6: Stamp the cluster of small cottages from the Winter Wonderland clear stamp set in Coffee Archival Ink on the "Joy" Chippie from Wendy Vecchi's Statements Chippies set. Note that when repeating this step on the "Noel" and "Merry" Chippies, you'll need to re-position and re-stamp several times in order to cover the entire Chippie word with cottages and trees.
Step 7: Carefully apply a small amount of White Opal Liquid Pearls to all of the eaves and chimneys on the stamped cottages. Set the completed Chippies aside and allow to dry completely.
Step 8: (Optional!) Using the template from Ranger's Stickles Confetti Tutorial (https://rangerink.com/blogs/projects/stickles-confetti) as a guide, make small hearts by applying Raspberry Liquid Pearls in a V-shape inside each circle. Set the template aside on a flat surface and allow to dry completely, preferably overnight. (Note: If you're very brave you can apply the hearts directly onto the chippies; if hearts are not your aesthetic, you can skip this step completely!)
Step 9: Assembly: Ink the edges of the tags with Manganese Blue Archival Ink at the top and Library Green at the bottom. Adhere the completed white tags to some larger #8 Kraft Tags using Wendy Vecchi Perfect Card Adhesive, trimming the Kraft tags down so that there’s just a very thin border of Kraft around your designer tags. Add the adorned Statements Chippies to the tags with small pieces of Letter It White Foam Roll Tape. Use small dots of Perfect Card Adhesive to affix each tiny heart to the Chippie words. Thread a small piece of ribbon through the top of each tag, if desired.
Step 10: Realize that ALL of your friends and family are going to want a tag of their own... Repeat steps one through nine until you have enough!