Tuesday 25 June 2013

A bag, a tag and a tutorial!

Hello everyone!

I have made a gift bag and a matching tag to share with you. I also have a small tutorial for you. An easy one.

First let me show you the bag and tag...

I made that front panel with distress paints. These work amazing for back grounds. Mine isn't perfect but I like it! :p

This is the rear side of the bag. Kept it very simple...
 Made a similar BG fro the tag also.

Do you want to know how I made the background and those flourishes on the BG?

Here is a small tutorial for you..

Sorry for the bad pictures..

Supplies required-
1. Distress paints (Available in Crafters Corner. Not uploaded but contact Shalini in case you want to buy these awesome paints.)- I have used Fired brick and wild honey distress paints.
2. Water colour paper
3.Craft mat or a laminated sheet
4. Mini mister (or just anything to spray some water to blend the paints)
5. An embossing folder- I have used a cuttle bug embossing folder.
6. Distress ink - I have used worn lipstick distress ink here

Step 1. Select distress paints of your choice.
Step 2. Dab them onto a craft mat
step 3. Spray lots of water
step 4. press down a water colour paper onto the paints on the craft mat. Swirl it if you don't mind blending the colours. Mine is a bit messy but I like the final look of it.
Paints once dry dont blend when you add an extra coating. This lets you achieve brighter colours. So I took some extra wild honey colour onto my paper.
Step 5. Take an embossing folder. As you all are aware there are two sides to an embossing folder. One thats smooth and another that's not smooth. Apply distress ink to the side of the folder which is NOT SMOOTH.
Step 6. Just press it down on to the BG you have already made...

Simple, isn't it? :)

I want to thank the person who helped me by sending her embossing folders without which I wouldn't have been able to do THIS post.  It wouldn't have been possible without your help girlie! Love you! :)

So that's it for now. Have you played along our current challenge which is 'gifts galore'? You have five more days to play along.  And the prize is...

The winner will get to choose TWO distress stains of their choice from a very wide range of colours!  Isn't that great? :-)

Any queries, send a mail to Shalini at
Any questions about the project or tutorial in this post, I'll be glad to answer. 

See you.. Take care!



  1. This one is a super technique.. the embossed design is highlighted so good.. the color combo is so eye catching.. cute combo of bag and bookmark.. !

  2. Loved the bag and tag Duo Sindhu it looks very beautiful especially the way you have blended the colors !! ..Thank you so much for sharing this fun technique using the embossing folder it really looks easy and so much fun :)

  3. Thanks for sharing sindhu....using embossing folder that bg looks gr8 and seem very easy....sure going try.

  4. Sindhu you are just amazing ...fabulous bg and the set is gorgeous ...Thanks for sharing the technique..

  5. what a quick way of making this beautiful tag....awesome idea....specially when you are short of time.....great idea to fight the time....

  6. Great project.I love the colours you chose and the tutorial is great.Simple and easy.will have to try that out.


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