All Geared Up Girly Grunge Tag

All Geared Up Girly Grunge Tag

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and Really Reasonable Ribbon Cross Promotional

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to a special edition of Heartfelt Creations Wednesday and a Really Reasonable Ribbon “Anything Goes” Challenge. I’ve combined Heartfelt Creations fabulous new All Geared Up Collection with my “go to” cream seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon to make my All Geared Up Girly Grunge Tag.  You’ll find a complete supply list and detailed tutorial at the end of this post, below the signature.

HC Girly Grunge Tag01aThe texture you see on the tag was created by placing my dies on the back of my jumbo manila tag and my embossing mat on top of it.  When you run it through your die cut machine, it impresses the die shapes into the tag without cutting it.  Then I just layered on several mediums to create the wonderful color and shine you see here.

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The shabby seam binding bow used about 2 yards of RRR cream seam binding.  I smooshed Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto my non-stick craft sheet, spritzed it with water and then tapped/dragged/scrunched my ribbon through that glorious inky puddle to create this custom dyed seam binding.  This was wrapped several times around the base of my tag, then I used my Zutter Bow-it-All to tie the bow on my Girly Grunge Tag.  This is one of my favorite ribbon techniques.

HC Girly Grunge Tag05Be sure to check out the fabulous projects from both design teams.  You can find links to both the RRR team and the Heartfelt team by clicking on the Design Teams tab located at the top of this post.  Or, go HERE to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog and HERE to visit Heartfelt Creations.  Be sure to link up your own “Anything Goes with Ribbon” challenge to the RRR blog, and I’ll be popping by to take a look at your fabulous creations!

Thanks for stopping by!  I think you’ll agree with me when I say Heartfelt Creations and Really Reasonable Ribbon are a match made in heaven!

Cheerio,

kathy

TUTORIAL

All Geared Up Girly Grunge Tag
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
Paper: HCDP1 248 All Geared Up Paper Collection
DIES: HCD 754 All Geared Up Die
TOOLS: 452255 Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine; 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat; 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Other Product: PAPER: Jumbo Manila Tag, Pearlized White Cardstock, Blushing Bride Cardstock, Green Glitter Cardstock (DCWV); INKS: Versamark Embossing Ink and Clear Embossing Powder, Antique Linen Distress Paint, Picket Fence Distress Stain, Worn Lipstick Distress Stain, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Chandelier Glimmer Glam Paint; OTHER: Silver Buttons, Gold Thread, Cream Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon) Want to Scrap Pearl Swirls; Creative Embellishments Steampunk Dress Form 2, Small Silver frame, bit of ephemera to fill frame
Directions: Place the embossing pad onto the cutting mat of your Grand Calibur Machine. Place the jumbo tag on top of the embossing pad, and then arrange the gears from HCD 754 cutting side down on top of the tag. Run through the Grand Calibur to emboss the gear shapes into the tag. Repeat until you have an allover embossed pattern on the tag. Lightly rub the embossed side of the tag with Worn Lipstick Distress ink, then sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat emboss. Paint the tag with the Worn Lipstick Distress Stain and dry with a heat gun. Brush Picket Fence Distress Stain over the top, flick with water and then dry. Thoroughly cover the entire tag with Versamark Ink and cover with clear embossing powder. Heat to set the powder. Let it cool and repeat this step. This will give the tag a faux metal appearance. Brush the top of the tag with the Chandelier Glimmer Glam and let dry.
Die cut 3 sets of the gears from white cardstock, and two from pink cardstock. Die cut 2 leaves from green glitter cardstock. Shape and stack the gears. Add the silver buttons, sewing on with gold thread. Tap the center of each button with Antique Linen Distress Ink and set aside.
Paint the dress form with Antique Linen Distress Paint. Let it dry. Paint with Chandelier Glimmer Glam. When dry, add buttons as shown.
Smoosh a little Worn Lipstick Distress Ink onto a non-stick craft sheet. Spray Iridescent Gold mist into this area, and run 3 feet of seam binding through the puddle to create custom seam binding. Scrunch the ribbon as you are drying it with the heat gun. Wrap ribbon around the base of the tag, and then create a shabby bow to go on top.
Cut a journaling tag from the paper collection and ink the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Glue onto the card, as shown. Cut the birthday tag from the collection and glue down as shown. Place the gear “doily” die under the hoop skirt of the dress form and glue down. Glue the dress form on top, as shown. Add the flowers, pearls and filled silver frame. Top the tag with more of the custom dyed seam binding.

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28 thoughts on “All Geared Up Girly Grunge Tag

  1. Pamellia

    Holy crumbcake! Steampunk / grunge had never looked so classy before! See, this why I love visiting you…you give me inspiration to try techniques and styles that I never thought could look so fabulous. Your background and bow are sublime…loving it!!! big hugs 🙂

  2. Robin

    Kathy, I love this steampunk girly tag! Love the use of pink with all that grunge – adorable! Your style is so incredible and thanks for all the details about how you created this work of art. You always make it easy for us to give it a try! Love, love – it’s beautiful!

  3. Penny

    Gorgeous Kathy!! I love the dress form with the buttons on it, and your use of pink which is my favorite color. As usual your artistic eye is phenomenal!!

  4. Judy B

    This tag is super Kathy! What a great idea to use pink to make a grunge tag, I love it. The colors and embellishments are so cool. Thanks for a really great idea.

  5. carol edwards

    Gosh Kathy this is absolutely gorgeous. I love this, and the little buttons for the eyes are great. I can’t seem to find any dress forms like these in UK but will keep looking. Clever ladyx

  6. Debbie

    This is just beautiful! I’m with Gloria….you do win the prize for the best girly grunge!! Love everything about this tag!!

  7. Gloria Stengel

    Ah, yeah, you win first prize in the girly grunge competition! This is beyond fab. I want that dress form so much I want to throw a mini tantrum until someone sends me one! hee hee I love this pink and the flowers and the ribbon….wowzers! Well done…AGAIN!

  8. smithgfb

    Of course I didn’t get to play yesterday; hoping to try again today! Love your project…you are an awesome designer! Nothing like girly grunge!

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