Monday, September 3, 2018

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me Tag


Hey Quietfire Fans, Happy Labour Day Long Weekend! I'm excited to be on the blog today sharing my Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me Tag. The air is starting to feel crisp here on Vancouver Island and it's definitely getting me into the mood for Fall to arrive. With the thought of Fall in mind, I set off to create my mixed media fall themed tag. To create my tag I used a variety of Quietfire Design Stamps. Grab a cup of your favourite summer beverage and learn how to recreate my Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me Tag at home. 

To start, you'll need a tag that measures 3 1/8" x 6 1/4". Cover the tag in bookpage.


Place a Woodgrain stencil overtop of the tag. Using a palette knife, apply texture paste through the stencil randomly onto the tag. Once the texture paste has dried, apply a coat of White Gesso to the tag.


Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade over the entire surface of the tag. Spritz the tag with water. Dry the tag with a heat tool. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Crackle Background Stamp and randomly stamp onto the tag. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Dotted Harlequin Background stamp and randomly stamp onto the tag. 


Place a letter stencil onto the tag and use a blending tool with foam to blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink through the stencil on random areas of the tag. Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a 2 1/2" Stitched Oval out of Mixed Media Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink over the oval. Spritz the oval with water. Dry the oval with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the "Every Leaf Speaks" saying and stamp onto the oval. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder overtop of the saying. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the edges of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Get a piece of 5"x7" Yupo Paper out. On one half of the paper, blend Oregano, Terra Cotta and Red Pepper Alcohol Ink. On the other half of the paper, blend Red Pepper, Valencia, Meadow and Espresso Alcohol Ink. Using the leaf stamps from the Leaves stamp set, apply Alcohol Lift Ink to each leaf and stamp onto the alcohol inked paper. Continue stamping the leaves until you have two large maple leaves, two small maple leaves, three acorn leaves and two other leaves. Fussy cut the leaves out.


Foam square the sentiment oval to the middle of the tag.


Adhere the a few leaves onto the oval and adhere the rest of the leaves around the oval.


To finish off the tag, add a piece of seam binding ribbon through the top of the tag.


Here are some close up photos of my Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me Tag.






Thanks so much for joining me today and taking a look at my project! I hope that I've inspired you to want to recreate my tag at home. 


Quietfire Design Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint & Spiced Marmalade, Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Alcohol Ink - Oregano, Terra Cotta, Red Pepper, Valencia, Meadow & Espresso, Alcohol Lift Ink, Blending Tool with Felt and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Texture Paste Opaque Matte, Emboss It Dabber, Potting Soil Archival Ink, White Gesso, #8 Manilla Tag and Mixed Media Cardstock
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Ovals
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Typo Layering Stencil and Woodgrain Layering Stencil
- Misc: Book Page, Cream Seam Binding Ribbon and Heat Tool

- Katelyn
















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