Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Today on the blog, I’m sharing my vintage/mixed media Create, Explore, Dream Tag perfect to add to a gift, give to a special someone in your life or add to an art journal spread. To create my tag, I’ve used a variety of dies from Elizabeth Craft DesignsCreative Scrapbooker Magazine Super Stock a variety of products from Ranger Ink,  embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite Springtime beverage and learn how to recreate my tag at home. To start, die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 26 – Planner Pocket 4 – Tags & Toppers from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of kraft cardstock. Place the Story Telling Stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs on the tag and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte from Ranger Ink through the stencil with a palette knife. Use as much of the stencil or as little as desired. Once the tag has dried, distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam from Ranger Ink. Die cut one of the tag toppers for the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 26 – Planner Pocket 4 – Tags & Toppers from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of a piece of bookpage. Distress the edges of the tag topper. Ink the edges of the tag topper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam from Ranger Ink. Choose one of the Reinforcement Circles from the Reinforcement Variety Pack from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Die cut the chosen reinforcement circle die out of black cardstock. You’ll only need one reinforcement circle. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink from Ranger Ink to the Cotton stamp off of the First Sights of Spring Stamp Set from Elizabeth Craft Designs and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the cotton image in using Scribble Sticks Sets 1 & 2 from Ranger Ink and a waterbrush. Once the image has dried, fussy cut the image out. Ink the edges of the image using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam from Ranger Ink. Next, you’ll need to spell out the words Explore, Create and Dream using the Morning Letters Stamp Set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the stamps from Ranger Ink and stamp each word onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Fussy cut the words out. Ink the edges of the words using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam from Ranger Ink. Die cut the single flower from the Budding Florals die from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the single flower using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam from Ranger Ink. Die cut the Bubbles die from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of a piece of Superstock Cardstock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Cut the bubbles down to fit the tag as desired. Apply Emboss It Ink from Ranger Ink to the bubbles die cut. Sprinkle Charred Gold Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies over the entire surface of the bubbles. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Next, you’ll need both branches from the Blooming Branches die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Die cut one of the branches out of a piece of black cardstock and die cut the other branch out of a piece of book page. Die cut the Mandala die from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of a piece of black cardstock. Cut the mandala in half, you’ll only need the right half. Die cut the right Ornate Gateway Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of a piece of Superstock Cardstock from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Apply Emboss It Ink from Ranger Ink to the ornate gateway die cut. Sprinkle Hammered Metal Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies over the entire surface of the ornate gateway. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Cut a piece of white burlap that measures 2” x 4 ¼”. Use E-Z Runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to adhere the tag topper to the top of the tag. Using the same adhesive, adhere the reinforcement circle to the circle at the top of the tag topper. Use E-Z Runner or Dodz from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to adhere the bubbles die cut to the tag as desired. Use Dodz from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to adhere the burlap piece ¼” from the left and 1 ¾” from the bottom of the tag. Use E-Z Runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to adhere the two branches as desired on the burlap piece. Use the same adhesive to adhere the ornate gateway over top of the burlap piece. Use E-Z Runner or Dodz from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to adhere the mandala overtop of the ornate gateway. Use 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to adhere the single flower on a bit of an angle 1” from the right and 7/8” from the bottom of the tag. Use 3D Foam Squares to adhere the cotton stamp image to the left side of the single flower. Use Dodz and 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to adhere the Create, Explore, Dream words as desired to the right-hand side of the tag. Tie a piece of white twine through the top of the hole on the tag. To finish the tag, use a paintbrush to splatter Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain from Ranger Ink over the tag as desired. Here are a few closeup photos of my Create, Explore, Dream Tag. Thank you for joining me today and taking the time to check out my blog post. I hope that my Create, Explore, Dream Tag has inspired you to recreate your own at home. Supplies Used:
Ranger Ink: Distress Ink – Black Soot, Distress Spray Stain – Brushed Pewter, Blending Tool with Foam, Scribble Sticks Set 1 & 2, Jet Black Archival Ink, Emboss It Dabber and Texture Paste Opaque Matte

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 4 – Tags & Toppers, Reinforcement Variety Pack, Story Telling, Morning Letters, First Sights of Spring, Blooming Branches, Budding Florals, Bubbles, Mandala and Ornate Gateway

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Charred Gold Embossing Powder and Hammered Metal Embossing Powder
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine: Super Stock Cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Permanent Tape and Dodz.

Misc: Burlap, Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Book page, Watercolour Cardstock, and White Twine

You can find more of my work on my blog at http://www.katelyngrosart.blogspot.ca

Happy Creating!

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