Embossed Holiday Tags by Tracy V.
Tracy here from Cork & Brush Studio. Happy Holiday Season!
There is something about the shimmer and shine of embossing powders that is so festive to me. Each year I find myself drawn to them to add some sparkle to holiday cards and gift packaging...and I always use them with my StencilGirl Stencils.
If you have never tried embossing powders with your stencils, here is a quick tutorial.
- Stencils! I used, top left to right in above photo:
Scandinavian Geometrics by Cat Kerr (6"x6")
Mix & Match Botanicals by Rae Missigman (6"x6")
Open Leaves by Rae Missigman
Boho Vibes by Mary Beth Shaw & Gwen LaFleur (side shown in photo) and Early Art 2 by June Pfaff (side shown in video)
Damask SM 6 by Michelle Ward
- Blank Tags (I used round shaker tags by Recollections)
- Black Gesso
- Embossing Powders (I used metallics from Lindy's and red & green by Ranger)
- Embossing Dabber (I used one by Tim Holtz you can also use your own dabber with an embossing ink pad)
- Heating Tool
- Gel Pens (I used Uni-ball in white, silver & gold)
- Baby Wipes (for cleaning stencil)
Apply Black Gesso to both sides of tag.
Use the dabber to stencil on the embossing ink. Clean your stencil with a baby wipe right after application.
Sprinkle embossing powder over entire tag and tap gently to remove excess. (I do this on top of an under sheet so that I can easily fold the sheet to return the excess powder back into the container.)
Melt powder with heating tool...and watch the magic happen!
Use the gel pens to outline your design and further embellish.
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