Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mini Album - Tag Book

This is a little tougher to describe in writing, I did do up a diagram, so hopefully that will help a bit. All rubberstamps and twist ties on this project are from Club Scrap.

(3) 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper
(12) small tags (2.5 x 3.75)
Ranger’s distressed inks
Fine mist squirt bottle with water
Assorted rubberstamps
Assorted inks
Embellishments (Stickers, etc)
Craft iron

I highly recommend you work on a surface that can get a little dirty. Ink will go all over the place when wet, so please keep that in mind.

1. The first thing you need to do is rubberstamp your designs all over both sides of each of the three sheets of 8.5x 11 paper. I did various images in 3-4 color coordinating inks. Ink edges of both sides of the paper.

2. Follow the below diagram to fold the 3 sections of the tag book. Repeat on all three sheets.

3. Once you have your three sheets done, you may want to ink all the edges of your sheets and rubberstamp some sentiments on the pages.

4. Then you will want to attach the 3 sections together. Use fibers or ribbons to tie the middles all together, now you have a little book, all ready for some tags.

5. Get your tags. Crump them put, you can unfold and recrump. Unfold and use the direct ink pad method using the Distressed inks. This means run the pad of the inkpad directly onto the tags, hitting the peaks, repeat on all tags, both sides. I used 3-4 different distressed inks, to give a variety of looks to my tags.

6. Once inked, spray 3-4 squirts of water onto the tags, you will see the water and colors floating about, this is what you want. Flip tags and spray again. Repeat on all tags. Don’t worry if colors mix or get on another tag…it is all good – they will look great!

7. Once wet, get out that craft iron and iron the tags flat, this will dry them at the same time.

8. Embellish the tags with photos and stickers, whatever you like.

9. Add some ribbon or twist ties to the top of each tag.

Good luck with this one, a little more challenging, but great when completed.

Debbie Weller
a.k.a. Deb Duz Scrappin’

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