Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Step X Step - Jumbo Tag

Welcome to today's Saturday Step X Step ! It's Sue here and I'm sharing a jumbo tag that I made recently.

 I started by creating the background which I used the Matt Multi Medium resist technique for. I also used Vermillion Archival ink which was an experiement with the purple shades, but I really liked it !

I did some random stamping using the black Archival ink over the top of the resist.

The main image was stamped onto Speciality Stamping paper as I wanted a really crisp image and this paper really does show the detail on your stamps. I cut it out and rubbed some Distress Ink around the edge.

The main image was mounted onto some white cotton fabric that I stamped using Archival black ink. It's always a good idea to heat set any stamping onto fabric to avoid any bleeding. The cotton fabric can be any close weave material, I found an old white sheet while having  a sort out recently so it was perfect for my craft room !

I stamped the row of thimbles onto some cotton fabric and then frayed the edges with my pokey tool.

I cut the flowers from the stamped cotton using the Tattered Flowers and Mini Tattered Flowers dies. I just tipped the flowers with some Distress Ink to add colour.

 All of the metal embellisments were covered in black acrylic paint, you can also use a Paint Dabber, to distress them.

I then rubbed it off but the paint stays in all of the recessed areas aging and distressing your object.

I added some of the gorgeous lace that Linda sells in the Funkie Junkie Boutique across the bottom to finish off.

Remember you still have time to join in with the current challenge which is How can you Resist ? and there's also the Sunday Share to join in too !


  1. Sue, your tag is gorgeous, love the background colour and the embellies are amazing coloured with the black paint, so effective! A x

  2. So great to get a closer look at the making of this glorious tag - thank you Sue! The background resist is stunning, and the distressed metal is so yummy!
    Alison x

  3. Beautiful tag!! Love the colors and I the sheet idea is brilliant!

  4. Sue, your tag is exquisite. I love the colours you have chosen and I think the black acrylic paint gives a fabulous look to the finished tag. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

  5. Beautiful tag Sue
    Thanks for showing how to make it.

    Greetings Janny

  6. This is beautiful, Sue.
    I love the BG so much I've bought the stamp :)
    All the details here are gorgeous

  7. Love love love this Sue!!! The purple is fantastic as is that background!!!!

  8. WOW Sue, adorable tag! Love the color and all the details!

  9. I love the mood that the purple sets for this tag. It is scrumptious! Stamping on an old sheet? That's a revelation to me!

  10. Wunderschön gemacht, und super erklärt.

    Ganz liebe Grüße

  11. More ideas for using this wonderful stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration Sue. Hugs, Buttons x

  12. Sue, love what you did with the Jumbo Tag!! So pretty and that flower is a gorgeous finish! Fabulous!