I decided I wanted to learn some new techniques. So I searched the Internet for some fun tutorials I thought I could handle.
So for the last couple days I have attempted one. The tutorial I followed came from the website Paxton Valley Folk Art.
I didn't have all the materials she had (yet), so I improvised with what I had. Here in my interpretation:
Here is the original by Deb Paxton:
First I made the butterflies. In the tutorial, Deb used a die to cut the butterfly. I didn't have a die like that, so I used a punch I had and painted them black.
I made a background for the butterflies by tracing the cut punch:
For the black butterflies, I embossed them with some holographic embossing powder. Love the way it turned out.
Now for the tag, I started by smushing some distress inks around:
Deb used some distress markers through a stencil. I didn't have any of those, so I used some gelatos rubbed in by my finger:
There was lattice in the background of the original tag. So I had my handy dandy cricut cut some out:
I colored it with brown distress ink:
I attached it to my tag:
I stamped a smile stamp and embossed it with both a pearl powder and a white powder with a little white glitter sprinkled on while still wet. I ended up choosing the white:
I put it all together and my tag is done!
Again, if you'd like to see the original tutorial go here.
Products that I used: