Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ten Years Geometric Heart Layout with Dip-Dyed Ombre Tags

For my Whisker Graphics project this month, I dip-dyed the large white tags with three different colors of liquid Rit dye (aquarmarine, fuschia, and violet) to end up with ombre tags, which I then cut into triangles and pieced together a geometric heart. The geometric heart is on a layout documenting our ten year anniversary, which was a couple of months ago. We didn't actually take any pictures of us on the day of, so for the layout, I used photo booth pictures that we recently took at an event.

Ten Years Geometric Heart Layout with Dip-Dyed Ombre Tags | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Ten Years Geometric Heart Layout with Dip-Dyed Ombre Tags | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Ten Years Geometric Heart Layout with Dip-Dyed Ombre Tags | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Ten Years Geometric Heart Layout with Dip-Dyed Ombre Tags | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Ten Years Geometric Heart Layout with Dip-Dyed Ombre Tags | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

Dip-dying is an easy technique, but a bit of a time investment since you have to wait for the tags to dry a bit between dips (doesn't have to be completely dry, just not super wet). I think the end result is worth it though, especially after seeing the finished layout and how great the ombre tags look against the dark gray cardstock, along with the white and black accent colors.

In addition to the dip-dyed ombre tags that make up the geometric heart, I used my Silhouette Cameo and the Meddon font from Google Web Fonts to cut out the hook from the Plain White T's song 1, 2, 3, 4 (the part that goes "There's only one thing to do three words for you I love you," which I really like and have used in the past on this business card mini book). The lyrics were cut from the same color of gray cardstock so there'd be texture in the background, but wouldn't detract from the heart. I also cut the lyrics in such a way that I have the negative part that can be used on a different layout. The "ten years" title is also cut with the same font, just bigger.

On either side of the photo booth photos are die cut slides from the April Pinkfresh Studio kit, stamped with the sentiment stamps from the kit for the background, and the Friends stamp set from Daisy Bucket designs for the focal point.

Side note: I would leave my dye supplies out during the day and just quickly dip the tags when I walked by every hour or two. I did, however, put the supplies out of sight after Evie came home, because I had scary visions in my head of her mistaking the liquid Rit dye for food coloring and drinking it (shudder).

INSTRUCTIONS:

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(from left to right, top to bottom)
1-2. I experimented with how much liquid Rit dye to add to water. I dipped some scrap cardstock each time I added Rit dye. I decided to add 160 drops of dye to 2 cups of water.
3-4. Fuschia and violet dying in progress.
5. End result of the dip dying
6. Cut the dip-dyed tags into squares, then triangles.

Ten Years Geometric Heart Layout with Dip-Dyed Ombre Tags | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

(from left to right, top to bottom)
7. Piece triangles into heart shape.
8. Using Silhouette, cut script lettering for background and adhere to layout around heart.
9. The leftover negative of the Silhouette cut out, to be used on another layout.

See this project on the Whisker Graphics blog here: Ombre Tag Art

SUPPLIES:

Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper (white, gray, and black cardstock); Whisker Graphics large white tags
Embellishments: Basic Grey alphabet stickers
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studio; Daisy Bucket Designs Friends stamp set
Tools: Pinkfresh Studio slide die; Silhouette Cameo
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink in Weathered Wood; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Other: Rit dye in aquarmarine, fuschia, and violet; Meddon font from Google Web Fonts

2 comments :

  1. Gorgeous layout! There are so many things that I love on this page from the geometric heart to the tone on tone words to the die-cut slides. Everything is just awesome. And you two are so cute in the photo booth photos! I really think this is the perfect layout to remember and celebrate your 10th year anniversary. Happy Belated Anniversary!

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  2. Great design! Love the dip dyed pieces!

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