Friday, September 20, 2013

Vintage Autumn

 Halloween Paper Tag with Frame
"Dream Weaver"  & "Art Glitter"

This month we are happy to be teaming up with Dreamweaver!

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Step 1
Heather started out by using the Cream Window Card and an extra piece of matching cardstock.  She traced the window opening on to the piece of cardstock lightly with a pencil.  She cut this out and used Ranger's Vintage photo distress ink to fill in the Bare Trees Dreamweaver Stencil and then inked the edges with Walnut Stain.

Step 2
Heather used a ruler to measure over to 3 & 1/4 inches from the fold of the Cream Window card and cut the excess card stock off.  She then cut the Cream Window card down the fold.  Now she has two pieces, and a left over cardstock piece which she will use later.  Next she adhered foam tabs to the back of her oval piece, and placed it on the tag.  That sounds easy right?  You want to make sure you line your tag up with your window piece, because the tag will be sliding into the base, and the oval piece on tag will be elevated through the window base piece.  This will make more since when you see the next few steps.
Step 3
Heather placed her oval window piece on top of the solid piece of the card base.  She again traced the oval lightly with a pencil onto the back piece.  She then used the Bare Trees stencil and applied Rang'er Vintage Photo with a sponge applicator.  She did this to the front of the oval window piece as well.  She placed foam tabs on the back side of her oval window piece.  These foam tabs were placed carefully so that the tag will slide in and stop at a point, so that the oval on the tag...matches up with the oval window.  Notice that the tabs running up the sides have been cut in half so they are skinnier.  This enables Heather's tag to fit inside (once pieces are put together).
Step 4
Heather lined up her front oval window piece with the back piece and pressed down on the edges and bottom so that the foam tabs would adhere nicely to the bottom layer.  She also slid in her tag so that the oval on tag is visible in the oval window of the top piece.  You will notice below that the Bare Tree stencil was used on the oval, and is horizontal to the Trees on the outside oval window.  Heather inked all the edges with Walnut Stain, and trimmed any excess cardstock with a craft knife.  Here finished piece is 3 & 1/8 inches wide.  She left the length of the card as is. 
Next she applied the sticky tape, and covered it with the Brown Polka dot Grosgrain ribbon. 
Step 5
Heather used the DreamWeaver Autumn Stencil, and placed it on the extra piece of trimmed off cardstock.  She Centered the stencil vertically, then used scotch tape to tape it in place.  Then she used Vintage Photo Distress ink to fill in some of the letters.
Step 6
Next she applied Fired Brick Distress ink in the same manner.  Touching the foam applicator in different areas.  This will give the "Autumn" word the feeling of "leaves changing colors in Autumn."
Step 7
Heather did the same thing with Peeled Paint distress ink.  When she was finished, she carefully removed the tape and trimmed the edges of her cardstock.  Next she inked the edges with Walnut stain.
Step 8
Heather used some scraps of Brown Crochet lace and designer dries clear glue to add the crochet lace to her tag.  It fits easily under the oval piece which is elevated with foam tabs.  Heather likes to cut small pieces and attach them from the sides.  No reason to waste any trims by hiding them under a piece :0).  She used the red sticky tape to adhere her "Autumn" Sentiment to the oval.
Step 9
Now you can see where Heather added the polka dot ribbon.  She then used Walnut stain and the Crows stencil to stencil some crows to scraps of the cardstock.  She then cut the crows out, and flipped a couple (then used the walnut stain to color them too).  She also cut out her adorable Vintage Witch image and inked the edges with Vintage Photo.  The witch and crows were placed on the front of card with foam tabs.  Please refer to photo for placement.  She used her Crop-o-dile to punch a hole in her tag.
Step 10
Heather used the Designer dries clear glue without the fine tip applicator to apply larger dots of glue around the edges of the card front.  Then sprinkled on the Camel Glitter.
Step 11
While that was drying, she used the Bare Trees stencil again and placed it on the tag so it would look as though the tree's branches were coming in from the sides.  She then used the Fine tip applicator and the Designer dries clear glue to add glue to the negative space of the stenciled bare trees.  She did this to the front of the card base as well.  Lion's Mane Glitter was added to these areas.  Heather also covered each of the "Crows" with glue and applied Black Glitter.  The crows on the tag, are flat, not elevated.  She wanted them to look as if they were roosting in the trees.    She tied off the top of the tag with black seam binding.  A tiny button with brown sugar baker's twine was added for dimension.  Please refer to photo for placement.
Step 12
Here is Heather's finished tag below.
Step 13
Here is a close up of the tag.  Heather loves how the crow looks like it is sitting in the tree, the branches and crow are nice and sparkly.  A little of the Lion's Mane landed on the crows...but Heather liked it, and did it to the rest of the crows too.  Happy Accidents!
Step 14
Looks like this little crow is reading the "Autumn" sentiment.  Heather loves the natural coloring look of the letters.
Here is another look at the finished piece.
Close ups
Heather used the fine tip applicator and designer dries clear glue to add glue to the hat and boots as well as polka dots on the dress.  Black Glitter was applied to the hat and boots, and Butterscotch glitter was added to the polka dots.  What a great look, the Crow perched on the sweet little Witch's hand.  
Close up of the lower right front.  LOVE the two crows!!
This would make a wonderful Autumn gift.  First it is given as a card....then the tag can be pulled out and used as a bookmark.....and the card becomes a Frame, that you could add magnets to the back and hang on the refrigerator.  Just add your adorable photo! 
Heather just loves it when she can take a basic card and turn it into a gift in itself!  The Oval Window cards make it super easy!  

Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed Heather's Tutorial using
Art Glitter and the fabulous "Dream Weaver" products!
Heather hopes you can see just how versatile the Dreamweaver Stencils are and how artsy feel they add to your creations....and how Just the right amount of glitter can really add dimension and sparkle to your creations!!   In other words..."Kick your creations up a notch!"

Feel free to stop by and see Heather's other projects using Art Glitter on her blog.



  1. Super sweet tag Heather, I just love those stencils and the glitter is gorgeous! ~Diane

  2. This is wonderful Heather! Multi-functional! Love all the masking and glittering!

    BOLB Hugs!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous. Great job.

  4. Wow I love your card and now I can truly appreciate all the many details you put into making it. Thank you for sharing this. Creative Bliss...

  5. Wow! So Creative & inspiring!

  6. This is an amazing project. Thanks for all the close ups!

  7. Great tutorial. It is making me want to run to the craft table and get started.

  8. Wow what an amazing tag. The step by step tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing.