This is such a simple project, it doesn’t need much explanation. I love to make bag tags of all kinds, as participants of Super Saturday and other Inkspiration events know.
Sometimes I use scrap cardboard (gluing together several layers) as the base for these tags, other times I use coasters or Stampin’ Up!’s chipboard. For this project, I did both.
I’m sorry to see that SU! has retired Glassy Glaze — in fact, it is now sold out. It is the “chunky” clear embossing powder that requires fewer layers to get that deep effect. (Here, it almost looks like the star is inlaid into the circle, doesn’t it?) On this project, I stamped and punched the star, adhering it to the Designer Series Paper-covered chipboard circle very well. You must have adhesive to the edge of the star, or the melted embossing powder wants to seep underneath. The result is not pretty. Here I “smooshed” the face of the chipboard circle into VersaMark ink, covered it with Glassy Glaze, and heated it until it melted. The coverage is light and uneven, so after the chipboard circle has cooled, repeat the process. For good measure, do it again! The last time I used Iridescent Ice instead of Glassy Glaze; this gives the impression that the sparkles are suspended in the thick glaze.
(Why did I emphasize the cooling step? If you take hot, melted embossing and press it into the VersaMark pad, the molten liquid will pull the foam off in little clumps. Your project is ruined.)
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark
Paper: Pawsitively Prints DSP (retiring), Whisper White
Other: Scallop Circle #2 die, Circles #2 die, Crop-A-Dile, Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Glassy Glaze, Iridescent Ice), Pumpkin Pie 1/2″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retiring)