Gather Together Tag

Designer: Tresa Black

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Desert Sand, Barn Red) Close To My Heart Patterned paper: (Clever from Art Nouveau collection) Dream Street Papers Clear stamp: (together from Friendship Word Puzzle set) Close To My Heart Watermark ink: Tsukineko Paint: (antiquing spray) Krylon Embossing powder: (White Daisy) Close To My Heart Accents: (pewter brads, chipboard brackets) Close To My Heart; (staples) Fibers: (white waxed flax thread) Close To My Heart; (natural twill ribbon) Font: (Artiststamp) Adhesive: (repositionable) Finished size: 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"

1 Make tag from cardstock; trim corners.
2 Apply repositionable adhesive to chipboard brackets; adhere. Spray antiquing paint; remove chipboard shapes.
3 Stamp together; emboss.
4 Print “Gather” on cardstock; trim, sand, and attach with brads.
5 Cut strips of patterned paper; adhere.
6 Hand-stitch thread; staple ribbon and knot.

Designer Tips
• When using a thick material like chipboard as a mask, you will need to apply paint from all different angles to avoid a “shadow” effect. Spray paints made for paper are perfect for this application, as they are made to absorb quickly into the paper.
• Several light coats of spray paint are better than one heavy coat, since a lighter coat will avoid seeping under the chipboard shapes.

Mysterious Masks
For more projects and ideas on masking, check out the October 2008 issue of Paper Crafts magazine

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