Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Magnet Dress Tags

My dress stencil just turned die cut. I'm using the cut-out this time, to make these magnetic dress tags for the JustRite Challenge #77 "Tag you're it!"
Magnetic Dress Tags
I drew the dresses in Adobe Illustrator and cut them out on my Silhouette cutter (to make stencils, originally, here are some stenciled dresses). I cut out some dresses from white card stock, and another set from magnet paper. I stamped and sponged them, and then colored them with my Prismacolor Pencils, blending with so called Odorless Mineral Spirits.

On the purple dress, I used a stamp from the JustRite Original set called My Garden Set. I love the flowery dress; I was going to do them all in flowers, but I decided to shoot for variety.  The To and From stamps on all three dresses are part of a stamp in the  From Our House Set, and cut out with a die from JustRite's Vintage Label and Banner Dies.
Magnetic Dress Flower Tag

On the Christmas dress, I used a snowflake postage stamp from the JustRite Original From Our House Set. I love postage stamp stamps! These were fun to layer and color. In Southern California, we don't get the whole snow thing, that much, so I colored them in festive reds and greens.
Magnetic Dress Snowflake Tag
On the stripy dress, I used the JustRite Clear Classic Scallop Borders One, and the Ticking Stripe Background Stamp. I love how the bust came out on this one. Those scalloped borders make good hats too.
Magnetic Dress Tag in Scallops and Stripes
Then I adhered them to two copies each of the the magnet paper that I cut out on the Silhouette. I actually only attached them up to about the waistline, so that I could add the coat hanger at the end. I painted them with Mod Podge, and when they were dry, I added a generous layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. After that was dry, I stuck in the coat hangers, which I bent out of craft wire, with glue dots, and attached the paper the rest of the way to the magnet.

I wanted to show you the magnets at work, but my refrigerator is not magnetic (something to keep in mind, if you are thinking of getting a stainless steel fridge), so I took this picture on my redder than red craft tool box.

Last, I'll show you a detail, since I'm particularly pleased with the coat hangers, and the way the bead holds the ribbon so nicely.
I entered these in the Simon Says Stamp random winner challenge, too. Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

  1. Holy cow!! These are SO CUTE and CLEVER!! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing with us in the tag challenge at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

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    1. Thank you Sheri! I got them done just in time!

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  3. Wow...Those are stunning and very creative. I love the way you use the stamps. Whoever gets one of these beauties, they will love them as much as the gift they're attached to.

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  4. Very UNIQUE and very FUN!!! Would have NEVER thought of something like this, but maybe now I will?!!!

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    1. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic is very cool stuff!

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  5. very clever and creative design.

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  6. Those are so cute and original. The coat hangars are a perfect touch too. Really really nice!

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  7. Oh my!! These are just fabulous!! Love them all! Great work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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