Friday, June 29, 2012

Sewing Room Vintage Style Tag

Hi everyone! It's Trisha here with a fun little tag featuring some of my favourite Sizzix dies and Prima papers and embellishmentsfrom the Nature Garden Collection. Read along to see just how easy creating a tag like this actually is!

To start, I used the Sewing Room die to die cut a 5X6 piece of heavyweight chipboard Bazzill). I also cut a 2"X4" piece of Natural Sticky Back Canvas by Ranger. Cut the stand off the chipboard. Trim off any excess Sticky Back Canvas from this piece so that it is simply the "body" of the dress form.

Using Ranger Archival Ink (Coffee) stamp a pattern onto the canvas dress form.

Using an Ink Blending Tool, apply a combination of Old Paper and Tattered Rose Distress Inks to the stamped dress form.

Next, we are going to do some more die cutting. When doing this, I often like to cut multiple pieces of patterned paper at a single sitting. This allows me the flexibility to change things up as I am designing if need be. SO to start, I made sure to hang on to the spool and button left from when I die cut the dress form (all pieces are on the Sewing Room die). I also cut a few hearts from both sizes of the Movers and Shapers Mini Heart die.

I die cut a few of the Distressed Doilies too.

Next up is the Tag and Bookplate die. Note that I also cut a few different papers to allow for more variety.

Once I had all of my die cutting finished, it was time to get to work assembling this vintage style tag. First, I applies Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to all chipboard pieces using my Foam Blending Tool.

Once the ink was dry, peel off liner on canvas piece and attach to chipboard. I do allow a few minutes for it to dry... even though it does not feel wet, I find the Sticky Back Canvas adheres better when I allow a few minutes. I should also mention that this dress form shape is NOT symmetrical therefore, it may be a wise idea to make sure you are inking the right side of the chipboard so that when you attach the pieces together they line up correctly! Apply a bit of Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink LIGHTLY around the edges. We are basically just adding a shadow... not grunging it up too heavily.

The, we will glue the stand onto the back of the dress form. This shortens it of course but also adds a bit of extra dimension to the completed piece.

Add a small piece of Prima lace (or any lace for that matter) around the waist by gluing the ends around the backside of the dress form.

Now to assemble the tag. I will note that all pieces of paper were slightly inked with Old Paper and Tattered Rose Distress Inks prior to attaching them. Start by gluing a reinforcer shape to the top of the tag. Attach the Distressed Doily piece along the left edge of the tag. Layer with a strip of lace and a 1/2" strip of paper from the same "Nature Garden" Collection pack by Prima. Use foam squares to pop up the dress form over towards the left edge of the tag.

Tie a piece of May Arts ribbon through the hole and use bakers twine to attach the chipboard button die cut shape. Notch the ends of the ribbon.

Finally, attach a center of the bookplate die to the right of the dress form ensuring there will be enough space for the bookplate itself. Attach the Prima metal locket with a jump ring to the top hole of the book plate. Use foam squares to pop up a book plate die cut in a contrasting pattern into position.

Embellish the book plate with Prima Charme Roses. Attach a small piece of Prima trim across the bottom of the tag.

It really IS that easy! I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and would love to see what you do with your choice of papers! I am looking forward to recreating this tag myself with the other papers I cut at the same time and I will undoubtedly achieve tags that look completely different just by changing up the papers!

Happy Scrapping!

paper: Prima- Nature Garden Paper collection
fabric: Ranger Ink- Sticky Back Canvas, natural
chipboard: Bazzill Basics Paper
embellishments: Prima- Charme Roses; Prima: Vintage Trinkets
trims: Prima; Creme Trim and lace; May Arts- ribbon
stamp: Prima- Clear Stamps En Francais
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tattered Rose, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy; Ranger Ink- Coffee Archival
tools: Ranger Ink- Ink Blending Tool; Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Tiny Attacher
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  1. Trisha -

    This is such a gorgeous piece of art. I love it!

    Elaine Allen

  2. Fabulous project! I am definitely going to be making this one! Thank you for a great tutorial!...Nancy :o)

  3. I love the vintage sewing feel!

  4. Fabulous! I have the Sizzix die (movers and shapers) you listed but it seems to be quite a bit smaller than what might have been used. Maybe you used The larger Sizzix die instead? I will play around and see what I can come up with! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. This is wonderful! Thank You got the tutorial.

  6. Fabulous! I haven't purchased the dress-form die because I was afraid it was just too big to work with. Clearly I was wrong! Your piece is really terrific! I can't wait to try it!

  7. Absolutely wonderful!
    I just ordered a Sizzix Big Shot .... can't wait to get it!!!!!


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