March 20, 2015

Remnant Rub Resist Tags

What a fun challenge to bring in Spring - yes its finally here!  Butterflies seem to be the "creature of the year" so I went with it and hope you like this tag which could accent an upcoming Easter basket or gift for family or friends.  Many thanks to Linda Ledbetter and the Crew at Studio L3 for all their hard work throughout the year, to Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique who I depend on for supplies and of course to Tim and Mario for all of the great ideas we can build upon.  Please join us at any time for these challenges to continue the creativity!
Butterfly and Rub Resist

Following Tim's directions on Page 51 of Compendium of Curiosities III, I rubbed on a large white tag, the Botanical version of his Remnant Rubs using his NEW applicator - you're gonna love this better than a craft stick!

 Marbleize the surface using Distress Paints - broken china, mustard seed and chipped sapphire - dry - spritz with broken china Distress Marker - heat set to dry:

Stamp on the flourish design using Ranger - Wendy Vecchi Cornflower Blue archival ink - heat set.  To accentuate the overall design, I border punched the bottom then distress inked the edges of the white tag with broken china.  I added a "mat" cut from matching cardstock to "frame" (remember to re-punch the top hole), then distress inked the edges of the mat with black soot:

Stamp the butterfly image from the Framelits set with, StazOn black ink, onto a piece of "report cover" clear sheet.  NOTE - archival OR distress ink will not stick to the plastic.  Also do not use a overhead transparency sheet as it is "foggy" on one side and mutes the colors.  To colorize the butterfly, use alcohol inks with blending solution on the BACK of the stamped image - so as not to pull up any of the stamping - here it is shown on a white piece of paper to emphasize placement:

 Once the alcohol inks have dried, use the matching Framelit to diecut the butterfly image:

Use your fingers or tweezers to bend the clear butterfly in the center and attach in the middle only with glossy accents (it will dry clear) to secure. Die cut, fold and secure several of the smaller butterflies to accent.  Colorize crinkle ribbon with distress inks - dry - attach as a bow.
I personally LOVE the way you can see through the butterfly to the background,
 it looks as though it is really flying off the tag.  

Supplies used:
Surfaces: 4" x 8" white tag, Tim Holtz Core'dinations cardstock - broken china, Remnant Rubs - Botanical; clear "report cover" sheet
Dies: Sizzix - Framelit #660189 Butterfly, decorative strip - Butterfly Frenzy
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous - Fabulous Flourishes
Inks: Distress - broken china, black soot, shabby shutters; Wendy Vecchi - cornflower blue; StazOn - black; Alcohol - sunshine yellow, sunset orange, pool, meadow + blending solution
Ink Marker: Distress - broken china
Paint: Distress - broken china, mustard seed, chipped sapphire
Mediums: glossy accents
Embellishments: crinkle ribbon, word band + two brads,
Tools: idea-ology spritzer, border punch, synthetic brushes (for alcohol inks)

Thanks for stopping by and please share this site with like minded friends.  Hope to see you all for the next one, in the meantime - have fun and enjoy!


  1. Perfectly placed rubs! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The color, the butterfly, the design...all wonderful! Thanks so much for playing with Remnant Rubs with us at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. Kay...this tag is gorgeous. Your work always draws me in. I, too, love how your butterfly is semi transparent allowing you to see the design of the tag through the wings. You've done a beautiful job of coloring your butterfly, too. Your tag background is beautiful as well. Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial and for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. You did a fabulous job with this challenge. The rub ons create a beautiful background and I love your choice of colors!

  4. Kay, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the background AND the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

  5. Gorgeous tag and the die cut base of it looks great... I am patiently waiting for my butterfly Framelits to arrive... love what you did with yours. Thanks for joining us at the CC3C x

  6. Gorgeous tag, Kay! I love how your butterfly is perched on the flourish and looks like he's ready to fly off!

  7. Wow Kay, this is an absolute stunner! I love the added butterfly, the colours are so beautifully muted against your wonderful tag. Anne x

  8. Kay, this is such a lovely tag. Such beautiful color combinations, soft and subtle, and that transparent butterfly is superb! Fantastic creation!!

  9. Lovely tag! I agree about embracing imperfection but this looks pretty perfect to me! :)

  10. Beautifully done! Love the colors and of course the butterfly steals my heart! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!