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Blog Hop + Blog Candy!

Welcome to the Ann Butler Designs/ETI Blog Hop! Since last month Ann Butler Designs team has shared many projects using beautiful resin pieces created with Enviromental Technologies products. Today, both ABD and ETI's designers are teaming up to share a variety of projects to inspire you. But not only do we have lots of ideas to share, we also have an amazing prize for you too!
I made a tag to share with you today. To make it I used many products from both ABD and ETI. I will guide you through the process with step by step instructions.

1. I die cut a window border on a kraft cardstock tag.
2. Then I roughly stamped and heat embossed in gold a couple of patterns from Faux Quilting stamp sets 1" Diamonds and Plaid and 2" Stripes, Dots, Hearts.
3. Next I sponged the tag with Ann Butler Crafter's Inks in Aquamarine, Limelight and Berry and heat embossed it.
4. I used the same inks to color two pieces of white crinkle ribbon and spritzed some water to blend it.
5. I stenciled the top corner of the tag with gold embossing paste.
6. I added one of the pieces of ribbon across the center of the tag.

7. I used pretty objects from my house to make molds with EasyMold Silicone Putty.
8. I made resin pieces using East Cast Clear Casting Epoxy.
9. I added Opaque Pigment - Opalescent to part of the resin mix before I poured it to the molds, but most of the was left crystal clear.
10. I finished the pieces with Resin Spray.
11. I sponged the opalescent resin frame with the same Ann Butler Crafter's Inks used for the tag, heat embossed it and sealed it with Resin Spray.
12. I adhered the resin pieces to the tag creating a cluster, with pearls and rhinestones.

13. I die cut a pretty label from white cardstock and sponged it with the same coordinating inks.
14. I stamped and heat embossed in gold a birthday sentiment in Portuguese on the label.
15. I adhered the label on top of the resin frame.
16. Finally I added the previously colored piece of crinkle ribbon to the tag's eyelet and added a few more pearls and rhinestones.

I hope you like my project and find my tutorial useful! For more projects and ideas you must checkout my teammates blogs!

Please visit each blog and leave a comment to be entered for the blog candy. Every comment earns an entry for the blog candy! We will Pick the winner on Saturday the 20th and announced on the Ann Butler Blog and ETI blog. Make sure you click on every link and leave a comment for a chance to win!

The giveaway includes:

Now it's time to hop. Follow the list below to visit all my teammates blogs. Comment on each blog to win an entry for the giveaway:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Remember to subscribe to my blog for more projects and tutorials! 


  1. What a beautiful tag...simply beautiful!

  2. Stunning tag my friend.


  3. This is just gorgeous! Love the details in your art!

  4. Love love love the colors you used and the cut out section.

  5. Amazing work Graciellie. You make the most beautiful projects.

  6. Totally gorgeous! Love what you've created.

  7. Very pretty! Merry Christmas Gracie

  8. This is gorgeous, fab use of all the elements :)

  9. gorgeous... kind of victorian inspired design... love it!
    I am so enjoying visiting all the blogs... some I am able to comment on and others I do not see anywhere to leave text.
    So many great designers... you should all be commended.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous tag. I don't know how you come up with such beautiful creations all the time! I love seeing your work!


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