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Distressed Tag

Beside your basic Supplies you will need the following:


Take a Core’dinations Core Tag and crumple it, A LOT! The more the better. You want as many distressed areas to sand as possible.

Sand and get out those mists and color washes. We are going to get dirty!!!

Add layers of Glimmer Mists and Color Washes to get the color you desire. I started off with a pastel yellow so that will add another layer of color for you as well.   Note: to help drying time use a heat gun.  

Once it dries, sand again and add additional layers of color. You can do this as much or as little as you would like.

Next up, distress the edges of the Graphic 45 tag.

Now add a Graphic 45 metal brad to the top of the tag and tie the Silky Crush ribbon around the tag. Loop a piece of May Arts Burlap String through the tag and then through the large blow. 

Now you have a beautiful tag with some great details. You can easily make this for any occasion!

Blog post by: Ellen Sosnoski

  1. Leah

    the colors are so rich and vibrant!  great tag, thanks for the post!

  2. Tanya Hulbert

    I've never worked with the mists before and would really like to try them out now!  Thanks and what a beautiful tag!

  3. Ann Merkins

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the distressed look!

  4. sue wisniewski

    thanks for reminding me to get out my coredinations cardstocks.  I really like the crushed silk ribbon.
    stamping sue

  5. Bethany Becker

    Love it!

  6. Christine Dring

    Wow, this is gorgeous! TFS!

  7. Kristie Maynard

    Beautiful!  I love the ribbon you chose for this tag, it is just right!

  8. Charlene

    Very artsy and fun, Ellen!

  9. Kimberlly Jones

    This is so pretty Ellen! I love the colors and that ribbon is gorgeous!


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