Nov 2, 2017

Distress Oxide Nordic Tags with Glitter Paste and Deer


It's time for a new challenge at Stamps and Stencils and our lovely hostess Cec has chosen the theme Pastels.  She says, "We have been treated to a riot of bright, warm colour since the spring bulbs made their appearance and continuing throughout summer and fall so let's go in the opposite direction and make a project with soft, pastel colours.  Don't forget to include some stamping or stenciling or both in your creation."


I was down to the wire with this one and really needed some inspiration, so I turned to the fun tag challenge at In My Creative Opinion.  I was inspired by the amazing color combo from Day One in Lin Brandyberry's beautiful tag.  I wanted a little more mixed media, so I also used THIS pin for inspiration.  I was happy to use my Distress Oxide pads to create a set of cards in Lin's color combo.  First I tapped my Cracked Pistachio pad on my craft mat and spritzed with water.  I've had a lot of questions about this process.  It's very simple and produces a vibrant effect.  You dip the panel into the pooled ink repeatedly and heat set between layers until you are happy with the result.


I picked out some favorite winter stencils and opened up a new bottle of BoBunny glitter paste.  I have never used this product before and was AMAZED by the result!  Oh how I love this and will be using again and again.  I had a die cut sentiment very similar to Lin's and used it at the bottom of my tag.


I used a purchased glittered snowflake, some die cut vellum leaves, a Prima marbled flower, bakers twine and a die cut deer head, which I embossed with transparent Psychedelic embossing powder.  I love this powder!


Here's the full view.  I added a loopy seam binding bow at the top.


Now to bring the pink into the mix.  I repeated the process above with Worn Lipstick DOX.


EEK!  I love how the silver glitter pops against the pink.  :)  I used the same elements and did a reverse of the first design.  My Prima flower wasn't quite vibrant enough, so I painted it with a watery mix of the Worn Lipstick DOX.  It looks orange in the photo, but not IRL.


I hope you're inspired to play along with our Pastels challenge at Stamps and Stencils!  Perhaps you'll make a few simple tags with your stamps or stencils.  :) 


Just in case you  need some more pastel inspiration, check out my Prima Sweet Peppermint hexagon mini album tutorial from yesterday HERE.


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30 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! What a fabulous use of the oxides, Autumn. I love that you showed the technique - so people such as myself can have an "imprinting" of the photographs into their poor feeble minds! LOL BEAUTIFULLY textured - you always accomplish the most texture-laden creations! Thanks for the inspiration this morning! xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I'm really intrigued by the glitter paste! Must get some to try - it seems to work really well. Some of these mediums, sadly, just don't work and should never have been manufactured (Pebeo texture gel comes to mind - what a mess!), so now I'm just going by personal recommendations instead of wasting my money! Love the Scandi feel in both of those patterns!

Sian said...

Your tags are really beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Lisa said...

These are so stunning!! The colors are amazing!! I love the texture and details!! Gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Debbie Mageed said...

Your beautiful pastel tags are incredible and you have enabled me AGAIN! I hope to make something, using your wonderful tutorial. You are one talented lady!!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE these...fun and gorgeous! Those bright colors make me happy. Fab design too!

Esther Asbury said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I love these gorgeous winter tags all decked out in pastels and glitter! The added white layers really make them "pop!"

Kate said...

The pastel colors are so pretty! And I am really loving the stencils with glitter. So delicate and beautiful!
Kate

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful tags Autumn! Love the pretty inky backgrounds and shimmery silver details!

Helen Wallace said...

Luscious candy colours and texture - just yummy. I love these tags and I love the sound of the BoBunny glitter paste. Going to track that down. TFS

Redanne said...

Two really stunning tags Autumn, I love the pastel colour tones and the glitter embossing looks fabulous!!! Hugs, Anne xx

Susan said...

Love these! The pastels are gorgeous especially paired with the glitter paste.

butterfly said...

The glitter stencilled texture looks so amazing - in both colour ways. A really clever tag design - and very cool!
Alison x

Sue C said...

Beautiful tags Autumn, love the glitter, they will look beautiful on your Christmas presents. Sue C x

Anita in France said...

Such delicious texture and dimension, Autumn ... gorgeous shimmer and such fantastic detailing ... a gift in themselves! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet words ... and for playing along with us at SSS Wednesday! Anita :) (SSSW GD)

Nora N. said...

WOWZA!!! These are AMAZING!! I love the pastel colors with the silver. GREAT design!!

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous pastel colours and yes that silver pops and is fabulous...as are your amazing tags x

PlannerBug said...

I think I need some glittery paste too! They are such beautiful tags!

Hazel Agnew said...

I love these designs Autumn and must dig out my glitter paste! Xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

These are absolutely stunning! You are up to your old tricks of brilliance here with layers and layers of gorgeous texture and a color palette to die for! It is always so inspiring to see your work and I'm so glad to see it here for our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges!

Sue - said...

Two very,very pretty tags. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, I love the embossing, works so well against the Oxide backgrounds. Tracy x

Beverly S. said...

Beautiful tags! I love your inked Oxide background and that is the nicest "Merry Christmas" word die. Great job on these!

laury55 said...

fantastic tags, love the background with the glitter paste. Thanks for playing along the WOW challenge

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this are absolutely gorgeous, love all the sparkle.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
luv
Debby

Ruth said...

These definitely have that festive holiday vibe, all candy cane colours and perfect elements, as always another Wowser of a project Autumn! Of course I’m now going to look for that bo bunny glitter paste....looks amazing! Hugs Ruth xxx

Lisa :) said...

These are so pretty! I agree the Bo Bunny paste is fab!!

Sara Barker said...

these pastel Christmas tags are so inspiring, Autumn! I am about burned out with Christmas crafting already, but this has re-ignited the flame! I love the glitter paste (don't think I have anything like that...hmmmm that's a surprise!) off the tag stenciling. So very effective! The glittery snowflake and deer head contrasted with the softness of your fluffy bow and vellum greenery just makes me sing! Oh dear! Have a wonderful day, you! You've made mine! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

I'm so happy to see these in the spotlight at SSS! Yippeee!

Gail Lass said...

I love love love love love love love these tags. Reindeer are my favorite animals to use on Christmas cards and these tags are absolutely and positively too cute for words. Beautifully done and great bows! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

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