Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Handmade Ornament Tutorial - Handmade Tag Tutorial

Well, I've been kicking it into high gear with lots of things to do this month!  Here's a tutorial on that ornament/tag I teased about!  I basically covered a chipboard piece with patterned paper, added some fun buttons and a hat pin and I had a beautiful ornament which can double as a tag!  If you didn't get to see it, HERE is the previous post in which I used it as a tag on a gift bag.

Flower Tag by Maureen Esquillo-Kao Supplies Button: Bazzill; Trinket Pin: Maya Road; Chipboard: Stampin Up; Stamp: Prickley Pear; Watermark Ink: Tsukineko; Glitter: Stampin Up; Other: Twine, cardstock, patterned paper, pearl

Supplies
Chipboard shape with flower in the center
Patterned Paper
Blue cardstock
Red cardstock
Clearly Beautiful Tree stamp set from Prickley Pear
Watermark ink, embossing ink, or craft ink (one of the three)
Glitter
Blank Ink
Inking tool (optional)
Button with bling
Pearl
Trinket Pin
Glue
Cutting blade
Scissors
Twine
Crop-a-Dile
File/sanding block
Glass mat/cutting mat


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag

Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step One: Take your piece of chipboard and pop out the flower.  You can choose to sand the edges.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step Two: Place glue on the front/top piece of your chipboard.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step Three: Turn over the chipboard piece and place on the backside of your patterned paper.  I like to line my chipboard at the corner of the paper to conserve paper.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step Four: Cut out the circle with regular scissors or your cutting blade.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step Five: Turn the chipboard over so that you can cut the flower shape from the patterned paper.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step Six: This is how your chipboard piece will look after you cut out the middle.  Turn this piece over onto the red piece of cardstock.  You will use it as a template to trace out the flower.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag

Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step Seven: After tracing out the flower, cut the shape out, but be sure to allow some space (about two millimeters) between your penciled line and your actual cut (the template is smaller than the actual flower).  This way, the flower will fit on the chipboard flower you set aside earlier.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step Eight: Turn your flower over after cutting so that you do not see the penciled outline.  Place glue on your flower and adhere the red cardstock flower onto the chipboard flower.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step Nine: Sand the edges if needed.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step Ten: Ink up your stamp with white craft ink, watermark ink, or embossing ink. (Note: I used craft ink but after heat setting, I prefer watermark ink or embossing ink because it holds the glitter better.) Stamp several times, covering the flower. You won’t need to stamp the middle of your flower because this area will be covered later.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step 11: Add glitter and heat set with your heat gun.
Step 12: Ink the edges of the chipboard flower. Also, ink the outside edges of the chipboard circle (photo not shown).


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag

Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step 13: Place glue on the back side of the outside/circle piece of chipboard and glue down onto a piece of blue cardstock.  Cut out the chipboard circle with a pair of scissors or cutting blade.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step 14: Using a Crop-a-Dile, punch a hole through the center of the red chipboard flower and insert the button.  (The button I used had prongs. You may skip this step if the button you use is flat.)  Add some glue to the ends of the flower petals (on your red chipboard flower) and adhere to the circle piece as shown in photo.


Christmas Ornament/Christmas Tag
Step 15: Add the pearl and trinket pin (insert carefully behind your flower).  Punch a hole at the top of the tag and tie on some twine.  Because the back of your tag is covered with paper, you can write your greeting back there.  Your ornament is ready!

Hope you enjoyed that tutorial!  You can see on THIS POST how I used it as a gift tag!


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