Hey Scrappers! I bet you thought I had forgotten it was Tutorial Thursday. Well, here I am ready to give a little lesson. Last week I did a tutorial on using the Vagabond. I had a few comments asking me to do a tutorial on using the Movers & Shapers dies. Ask and ye shall receive. I'm going to show you a super quick and simple tag. Let's get started, shall we?!
To start you'll need a die cutting machine & 2 acrylic plates (I'm using my Vagabond), a Movers & Shapers Bigz L Tray, Movers & Shapers die (I'm using Mini Butterflies Set), 2 shipping tags, and tape (optional). Use a tiny piece of tape to tape your tags together to hold them in place. Once you cut your shape out of the tag you're going to pull them apart, so only use a small piece.
Now you're going to make a sammy starting with an acrylic plate/pad, then the Base Tray with the magnetic Movers & Shapers die inside the tray, position the 2 shipping tags over the die where you would like it to cut out the shape, and finish it off with another acrylic plate. Run your sammy through your diecutting machine.
Now that I have my shape cut out, I'm going to ink the front and the back of the tags using Distress Stain Broken China. Using the dabber makes it quick and easy, because you can cover a large area in a short amount of time. You can also play around with shade. The one on the left is one coat of stain, the one on the right is two coats of stain.
Roughly cut a piece of transparency slightly larger than the cutout, and about the width of the tag. Stamp a script image onto the transparency using a permanent ink such as Stazon or Archival Ink. I left the paper backing on the transparency so you could see it better.
Done! This tag took about 15 minutes from conception to finish. I hope you will try one! The Movers & Shapers magnetic dies can be used in the tray like I did today, or mixed and matched with other Movers & Shapers dies with magnetic bottoms, such as the tag die. And, using the same idea you could sandwich pattern paper or Webster's Pages Netting between your tags. The possibilities are endless! Happy diecutting!