Thursday, July 26, 2018

Twinkle & Sparkle

Hey Quietfire Fans! It's all about Christmas in July this week on the blog and I'm excited to share my Twinkle & Sparkle Tag. 

My tag features a variety of Quietfire Stamps and A Way With Words Dies. Grab a cup of your favourite Christmas beverage and learn how to recreate my Twinkle & Sparkle tag at home. 

To start, die cut the Flourished Oval Frame die out of the middle of a tag. 

Set the Flourished Oval Frame aside. You'll need the tag with the frame outline. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Merry Christmas Background stamp and stamp onto the tag. Reapply the ink to the stamp and stamp again on the remainder of the tag. Sprinkle Glacier White Embossing Powder over top of the tag. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple and Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the tag. Use a baby wipe to wipe the ink off the embossed words. Spritz the ink with water.

Grab the Flourished Oval Frame. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame. Sprinkle Charred Gold Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Next you'll need a plain tag. 

Using a blending tool with foam and blend Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink in the middle of the tag. Spritz the ink with water. Dry the tag with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Twinkle & Sparkle stamp from the Bright Holidays Word and stamp onto the middle of the tag. Sprinkle Doubloon Emboss Powder over the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Apply Emboss It Ink to the dot stamp from the Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Stamp set and stamp randomly around the Twinkle & Sparkle sentiment. Sprinkle Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder over the dots. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Adhere the Flourished Oval Frame inside the tag that has the Flourished Oval Frame cut out. 

Distress the edges of both tags. Ink the edges of both tags using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Foam square the tag with the frame overtop of the tag that has the sentiment on it.

Die cut three snowflakes from the Brr word die out of white cardstock. Add a glitter dot to the middle of each snowflake.

Use a paint brush and Black Soot Distress Spray Stain to splat the ink randomly on the tag. Adhere one snowflake in the top right corner of the frame. Adhere the other two snowflakes on the bottom left side of the frame. 

Tie a white ribbon at the top of the tag. To finish off the tag, choose a couple of metal snowflakes and tie them to the middle of the bow with a piece of twine. 

Here are a couple of close up's of the 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 Twinkle & Sparkle Tag at home. 

Quietfire Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Mini Victorian Snowflake Charms, Victorian Snowflake Charms, Doubloon Embossing Powder, Glacier White Embossing Powder, Charred Gold Embossing Powder and Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Candied Apple & Fired Brick, Distress Ink - Black Soot, Distress Spray Stain - Black Soot, Blending Tool with Foam, Distress Tags and Distress Sprayer
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Transp. Glitter/Gold Dots
- Misc: White Cardstock, Heat Tool, Baby Wipes, White Ribbon and Twine

To celebrate Christmas in July we’re having a giveaway!  One randomly chosen follower will win a $25 gift certificate for the Quietfire website.  All you have to do to be eligible is comment on the blog posts and follow us on YouTube!   Entries close Sunday July 29, 2018 at midnight.  Good luck!!

- Katelyn


Anonymous said...

I’ve been trying to decide what made this lovely tag stand out for me and then it suddenly hit me: although you’ve used some wonderful, traditional Christmas colors with the shades of red and gold, you’ve done a gentle mix-up of the expected. Snowflakes are usually seen with blue and silver— but yours works beautifully! I would probably not thought to do that and seeing is believing. Your creation is stunning!

Thanks for a jolt of creativity to help get me out of the rut!

cghundley said...

Oh this is so pretty!
Love the inlaid part
of the tag and the
stamped statement
under it.
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

So pretty. I like the framing and the addition of the snowflakes.

CraftyJo said...

I really like this,so festive.

Sandy said...

Love the gold lettering!

Becca Yahrling said...

I think this is just gorgeous! Very classy.

Charmaine Stack said...

Such a great embossed resist tag - and I am enjoying seeing that background stamp used. I feel an order coming on!

Beach Girl said...

This tag is lovely, with the inset sentiment outlined in sparkle!

Jean said...

This is gorgeous! Love the embossing and the splatters.

McStamper said...

Love, lobe your tag idea. Your creative use of the flourished frame is awesome.

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