Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dance Tags

Each year I make tags for the flowers I give to our little dancer friends
at Jazz Tappin' Dance Academy's annual recital.  
Every year they are a different design with a different quote.

This year I decided to put some of the misting techniques Cheryl taught
me to good use.  I didn't even think of doing a tutorial
for these until I had already done a few of the steps.  
Here I was when I decided pictures of each step would be helpful:

At this point, I had already misted the Tim Holtz manilla tags with Tattered Angels Patina and Pink Poodle and embossed them with Couture Creation's Cultivated Embossing Folder.  I had 
 cut the corregated cardboard with PaperTrey Ink's dress form die and then stamped them with Just Rite's Shabby Music Background Stamp using Ranger's Archivial Ink.  I had also distressed the doilies and the tags with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. 

Next I had to figure out how to align the quote on the little circles.I printed the quotes on a piece of paper.  I lightly adhered my pre-cut circles over the printed quotes and ran the paper through the printer again.

Nothing was glued down at this point, so
I pulled out my handy dandy Helmar adhesives.

               I used the Craft & Hobby PVA Glue to adhere the layers of the doilie and attached that to the tag.  

450 Quick Dry Adhesive was used for the ribbons/tulle on each of the tags. I used Gemstone Glue on the tags that have rhinestones. To finish the tags, I used Liquid Scrap Dots to attach the embellished dress forms onto the tags. I found that placing the Liquid Scrap Dots on the dress form was easier for this project. 

These are two of my favorite tags from this year's recital...

Linking my tags up for ScrapFit's misting challenge

...and if the music is good, you dance. 


Jackie said...

These are really cute, I love that embossing folder.

mrich2500 said...

What a sweet idea...love them!

Brenda said...

Katie, these are so pretty! You did a great job on them. I miss you, you know!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, your dancers are going to adore these. Love the embossing, misting and oh so feminine doilies!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings


Mo said...

Oh my word Katie these tags are gorgeous! Yout gotta submit to SNR if you haven't already! I love this tag!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

These are fabulous and I am sure the girls enjoyed them.