Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

Maritime Mixed Media Tag

July 28, 2016

Hi there! It´s Sanna here again and today I´d like to share a maritime mixed media tag with you!

Sanna Lippert

I am definitely a summer person and I love sun, sand and sea. When I saw the new Joset Designs Ahoy Stamp set, I immediately wanted to create something summery. That is what inspired me to create this tag.

Sanna Lippert

Here is how I created the tag:

  1. Take two white tags, one bigger and the second slightly smaller. Start with the bigger tag. First stamp anchors onto the background with embossing ink.
  2. Then apply clear embossing powder over the tag. Dab the residue off and heat set with a heat gun.
  3. Now take a blue water soluble ink and apply directly onto the background. Next spray water mist over the area. This way the ink spreads all over. Let dry and then carefully wipe with a damp cloth or a baby wipe over the tag. This will remove the residual ink from the heat embossed anchor images.
  4. Move to the smaller tag. Add a sentiment with black waterproof ink into the middle. Let dry.
  5. Now use a spray ink to color the surface of the tag. Let air dry or use a heat gun for drying.
  6. Take a red Through the Lens – Metal paper and die cut small stars with the Boat die set by Joset Designs from that paper.
  7. Take another sheet of Through the Lens paper, this time from the Stone set. Die cut waves with the Boat die set.
  8. Add lighter and darker blue spray ink tones to the die cut wave pieces. Let dry.
  9. Glue the waves with paper glue, overlapping. Adhere the stars onto the tag. Attach a strip of burlap yarn with a stapler onto the bottom of the tag.
  10. Use a black paint pen to draw faux stitching around the bigger tag. Adhere a piece of paper straw onto the left side of the tag. Adhere two strips of blue burlap yarn next to the straw. Embellish with ribbon, hemp cord, mini clothespins and metal pins.
  11. Adhere the smaller tag onto the bigger tag. Add stapled elements on top and onto the bottom for additional interest.

Some detail photos of the finished project:

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Here is also a video start-to-finish on the process:

I hope you get inspired to create a mixed media tag. These are a nice addition to a present, for example.

Happy crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Ahoy Sentiments Clear Stamps
Through the Lens – Metal
Through the Lens – Stone

Distress Ink (Broken China) – Ranger Industries, Inc.
Glimmer Mist – Aquamarine & Turquoise blue by Tattered Angels
Burlap yarn – Canvas Corp Brands
Archival ink (black) – Ranger Industries, Inc.
Clear embossing powder – Ranger Industries, Inc.
Blue mini clothespin – Canvas Corp Brands
Mica flakes – Stampendous Fran-táge
Black paint pen – Dylusions
Metal pin – Tim Holtz
Metal trinket
Paper straw – Webster´s Pages
Heat gun
Paper glue
Ribbon and hemp cord

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  • Mary Prasad August 3, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Lovely card – great colors and textures!

    • Sanna August 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      thank you, Mary 🙂

  • josetvdburgt July 28, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Lovely tag Sanna and great video again. Love watching them!

    • Sanna July 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      thank you, Joset <3

  • Sandy Diller July 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Great tag and thanks for sharing the video – really enjoyed it.

    • Sanna July 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      aww…thank you, Sandy <3

  • Marjorie July 28, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Love the tag! Thanks so much for the video. You’re fabulous.

    • Sanna July 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you, Marjorie <3

  • annettegreen264 July 28, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Wow! I adore this layered tag! And what a great video tutorial. Awesome!

    • Sanna July 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      thank you, Annette!! 🙂

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