Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Key To A Better Future Starts With You!


That’s the theme for my tag.  I really had fun making this tag.  I basically stayed with one color.  And what made it so easy were all the products I had in my stash to get that monochromatic look.



(you can click on the photos to get a larger view)

What I did first was use some collage tissue paper by 7 Gypsies from the Journey Collection.  I used mod podge to adhere the tissue to a piece of card stock.  Then I used Glue N’ Seal by Inkssentials in a matte finish to protect the tissue paper from moisture.  I cut several strips of the tissue to make the small flowers. The steampunk padlocks were made using a silicone mold and paper clay.  I embossed the padlocks with Aged Ochre Embossing Powder by Stampendous.  The memo pins in the flowers are from Tim Holtz’s idea-ology line. I covered one of the pins also with Aged Ochre Embossing Powder.  The other memo pin holds the theme message created on the Silhouette.  The wooden Key is by KaiserCrafts.  I painted the key with three shades of *Distress Paints to get a patina look (pumice stone, rusty hinge, & peeled paint).  Then I added some *Distress Glitter (tarnished brass).

*The Distress Paints and Distress Glitter were purchased through a club. Kim often sells products by offering her customers a chance to join clubs where you pay a reduced cost over a 6 month period. The clubs help you build on your craft supplies.  Its an unique way to get the items that are popular.  You can join these clubs by being part of the Cutters Creek Yahoo Group.

Stop by the Cutters Creek Online Store and see all the awesome products Kim offers.  And if there is something you are looking for and it’s not available in the store you can contact Kim and she may be able to special order it for you.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran



  1. This is a stunner Fran - love it !! The whole is so different than what you usually make and I am impressed!

  2. Beautiful tag!! I love all the layers and textures!!


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