Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tag You're It! Clear Tags

It's been a great Christmas break, but back to the daily grind...and dusting the cobwebs off the creative centers in my brain :) I'm jumping in on the Tag You're It! challenge that provided a beautiful clear tag as inspiration. 

Here's my tag:





The flower and diagonal lines of the layout on the inspiration tag really caught my attention.

I bought the Fuse tool about 2 months ago and hadn't even taken it out of the bag. Heated plastic here I come lol! I created the tag from a sheet protector by using a metal tag die as the template. Since it's metal, I was able to run the Fuse tool along the edges to create the tag. I sealed it on three sides, filled it with sequins and gold star confetti, then sealed the top edge. 

I was super excited to open my Christmas gift from my bf and find that he'd gotten me none other than...wait for it...the Brother Scan-n-Cut 2 (squeal)! I put it to great use cutting out those little bees that I stamped on watercolor paper after I'd swiped it through a combination of Silk acrylics first. It even cut those bee antennae!! The honeycomb and flowers were die cut from Sizzix- Tim Holtz dies. I then used a red and orange Gelato to color the flowers, spritzed with Heidi Swapp gold spray, and dotted the centers with White Opal Liquid Pearls. I used Glossy Accents to adhere everything to the clear tag.

What I learned:
  1. Acetate sheets were too thick to fuse together...maybe it was user error :)
  2. Sheet protectors will melt (trust me) so practice first.
  3. Let your glue dry completely before manipulating because the slick surface of a sheet protector provides no grip for your scene :)
I definitely say try your hand at this. There's something about the transparency of a tag like this that makes you appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by!

Deidre :)

6 comments:

  1. Glad you had fun with this tag... and playing with new goodies... and your top tips for a Fuse Tool. Lovely design :)
    Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It. x

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    1. Thank you :) I'm definitely adding transparent elements into my designs in the future.

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  2. Wow...lucky you to have new products to play with, and the tag that resulted is absolutely charming! Bees, flowers, a wee honeycomb...you've created a sweet scene, indeed; a delightful translation of Donna's tag! Thank you for the Fuse Tool tips and, especially, for joining us in the Tag You're It gallery!
    ~carol

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    1. Your comments are very kind. Thanks :)

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  3. Wow, love this!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge, Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks bunches and have a wonderful New Year :)

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