Thursday, June 29, 2017

Celebrational tags

Especially for Canada Day, on July 1st, I made a tag using various luscious embossing powders by Emerald Creek craft supplies

I spread some embossing paste over a stencil on a mixed media tag. I immediately prinkled Oh Canada embossing powder over it, and heated it with my heat tool to melt and dry it. Embossing paste will bubble up a bit if heated too much, but I wanted to make it a bit puffy. After it all cooled down I inked the edge of my tag with walnut stain distress ink. 

I cut a maple leaf out of red card stock and after inking it with distress embossing ink, I sprinkled it with Fractured Ice embossing granules and melted that. I looooove how fractured ice makes everything look like granite! 

I inked some grungeboard numbers with embossing ink and dunked them in Charred gold embossing granules. And heated them until it bubbled up. I love this look!!!

I coloured a paper doll with distress crayons and a water brush. I can't seem to get a good result with the markers.

I wanted my ribbon to reflect the Canadian-ness of the tag, so I stamped maple leaves with red archival ink on it. I immediately heat set them to prevent bleeding and make the shape unrecognisable. 

And this is the result:

And this is the finished tag.

As the 4th of July is only days after the Canadian Day,
I made an American themed tag also.

I inked embossing ink over a star stencil, and sprinkled 4th Of July embossing powder over it and heat set it. Like all the other powders, this just makes me smile.
I inked over the stars with blue and red distress ink. And the edge with brown ink.

To make this die cut grungeboard 4 sparkle, I used Onyx Frost embossing powder. This is so gloriously intense black with the perfect amount of sparkle. 

I coloured the paper doll and stained my ribbon, and the tag is finished. 

To all my Canadian and American friends, Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July!!

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope to see you again. 

Take care and keep your craft on!



  1. Wauw Trix,dit is mooi ! Wat geven deze 2 een indruk. Zou mooi staan in een lijst achter glas. Groetjes Vanessa

    1. Heyyyy Trudieeee!! Helaas heb ik deze tags al verstuurd naar Amerika en Canada. Misschien maak ik wel nieuwe!

  2. Mooi gebaar voor hen in Canada en Amerika 👍 knap dat je van die kunstwerkjes afstand kan doen..zo mooi

    1. Is soms ook heel moeilijk, maar ik kan niet alles zelf houden hahahaha.

    2. Is soms ook heel moeilijk, maar ik kan niet alles zelf houden hahahaha.

  3. These are outstanding! Love your patriotic tags!