Thursday, 19 April 2012

Papillon Hanging Tag by Mandy C

What you need:

Tim Holtz Cling Mounted Stamp Set ~ Papillon ~ CMS106
Ranger Archival Ink Pads ~ Jet Black, Coffee 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads ~ Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge 
Non stick craft mat
Water spritzer
White card
Small heat proof container (eg, tea light container)
Heat gun
Small piece of matching beaded trim

* Using your Distress inks and craft mat, make a distressed background. Leave to dry. You can heat dry it if you don’t have any patience (like me!).

* Once dry, cut into a tag shape. I’ve covered a small tag that I found in my stash. 

* Stamp the background stamp using coffee Archival Ink, leave to dry or blast with a heat gun.

* Stamp the butterflies onto a piece of your distressed background in black Archival (I did try this in coffee but the butterflies didn’t stand out enough for me). Cut out and attach to the tag, also cut the words out ~ butterflies and moths and attach.

* Edge with brown ink.

* Pour some beeswax into your tea light container (you may have a melt pot, but this is how I do it) and melt with your heat gun. Using an old brush, brush the melted beeswax onto the tag, it hardens very quickly but you can just melt it again with your heat tool, until you are happy with the effect.

* Add the beaded trim et Voila!



  1. Lovely tag, Mandy. Would look gorgeous attached to a brown paper parcel (with a crafty gift inside of course :-) .

  2. are you hinting Deb? lol i enjoyed using the beeswax again after so long, i forgot what a lovely soft look you get with it.


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