Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a super cute 'award' in the form of a large tag featuring our 5x9 Leaves Stencil and our Mini Shaker Award Ribbon. This was aimed at my hubby and started out as kind of a joke. He has the greenest thumbs I've ever seen and I keep telling him he deserves an award... you wouldn't believe the difference in our front and back yards now compared to when we moved into our house and year and a half ago!
I worked on the Mini Shaker Award Ribbon first. I colored the top chipboard form and the edges of the other chipboard forms and back with a teal alcohol marker. I adhered white cardstock to the award area of the chipboard back and blue metallic cardstock to the ribbon tails. Using the left side of the 5x9 Leaves Stencil and the same distress inks, I stenciled a small background area on a sheet of cardstock and printed a computer-generated award sentiment. I trimmed it and adhered it as a layer to the award area of the chipboard back. Working from the bottom up, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and added a pinch of shaker mix. I then adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) and the top chipboard form. I clamped it for about 10-15 minutes to ensure that the layers adhere well.
Next, I worked on the tag base which I cut from white cardstock. Using the right side of the 5x9 Leaves Stencil and several distress inks, I stenciled the background for the left side of the tag. I adhered a panel to the right side of the tag cut from teal cardstock, and added a strip of teal glitter washi tape to the seam. I adhered the shaker and then added garden tool brads, lawn mower brads and a sunglasses brad. I adhered another layer of cardstock to hide the brad prongs and to provide a little extra stability to the tag. I created a hole reinforcement from white cardstock using two circle punches, and threaded ribbon and crafting cord through the hole. The finishing touch was adding several turquoise glitter enamel dots.
Clear Scraps products used:
5x9 Leaves Stencil
Mini Shaker Award Ribbon
Other products used:
Cardstock, computer-generated sentiment, distress ink, circle punches, paper trimmer, craft glue, glimmer mist, glitter washi tape, brads, sequin shaker mix, ribbon and crafting cord, glitter enamel dots
I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!