We have been having so much fun with the Fine and Dandy stamp set around here! Kate Yetter of The Scrap Yard made this tag using the stamp set.
Kate was nice enough to include some instructions on how she made this tag.
Antiquated Collection: Fine and Dandy Stamp Set
Archival ink: Sepia and Black
Distress inks: Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, Rusty Hinge, Embossing Ink
3 1/8 X 6 ¼ inch white cardstock tag
- Stamp in Sepia inkand fussy cut out the Gentleman, pocket watch, necktie and Fine and Dandy images from the stamp collection. Color in the images with the following distress inks.
- Gentleman- iced spruce for his gown and festive berries for his necktie and skin toned marker for face and hands. Add silver stickles over swirl patterns in the dressing gown and allow to dry completely.
- Pocket watch- rusty hinge; astamp hands and add copper brad to center of clock.
- Necktie- festive berries and gold pen for metal tie tack
- Fine and Dandy- ink edges with rusty hinge
- Cut seam binding to desired length for tie. Spritz with water and ink with iced spruce distress ink. Crumple into ball and dry with a heat tool.
- Stamp your border with embossing ink, add silver embossing powder and then heat until shiny. Fussy cut border.
- Blend together Evergreen Bough and Rusty Hinge distress inks on tag to create a background. Stamp French Script in a random pattern over tag in black ink.
- Punch hole for ribbon tie in the top of the tag and add an eyelet.
- Glue embossed border on tag right under eyelet, centered.
- Place pop dots on back of Fine and Dandy text and adhere to embossed border 1/4th inch from the left. Adhere pop dots to necktie and place it to the right of the Fine and Dandy text with 1/4th inch space from end of the border.
- Glue pocket watch in lower right hand corner and layer the gentleman on top.
- Add gears, bling and beads in desired placement and tie ribbon onto top.
Kate is working on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas project too, so you'll get tons of ideas if you head over to her blog. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tag Kate! (We'll have another tag tutorial from Kate tomorrow!).