Hi there, today I would like to show you something a bit different for me … a birthday tag. I never make tags normally, but I was inspired to make one when I saw it is this month’s theme at Country View Challenges. Once I started to look around I spotted a couple of other tag and non-card challenges, so it just had to be done! It also gave me the opportunity to play some more with my new wildflower dies, so basically it was a win-win situation. So here is what I believe is my first ever “distress” tag.
I cut a rectangle of kraft card 13cm x 6.5cm, and trimmed the corners to make a tag shape. I then cut a slightly smaller rectangle of white card, created a “smoosh” background with three colours of Distress Oxide, and background stamped my script using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I distressed the edges of the coloured panel with my distressing tool, and sponged with more Vintage Photo DI to give an aged look. I then die cut my wildflowers and foliage from white card, and coloured them by painting with various Distress Oxides before attaching to the coloured panel. I wrapped some jute twine around the flowers and attached a stamped mini greeting tag. Finally I punched a hole in the base kraft tag, stamped some swirls, die cut and attached a reinforcement ring round the hole, then attached the flower panel and finished off with a jute twine tie.
Here's a closeup.
Stamps: Crafty Individuals CI-085 (script) and CI-182 (swirl); LotV Mini tags;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Salvaged Patina, Twisted Citron, Speckled Egg, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Frayed Burlap, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry); Distress Ink (Vintage Photo);
Tools: Wildflower dies - unbranded (from Amazon); Magnolia Doohickeys Tilda Vcintage Tag (hole reinforcement); Tim Holtz distressing tool.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Colour Crazy #47 - Anything Goes With Colouring
Country View Challenges (November) - Tags - WINNER
Crafter’s Cafe #291 - Use Dies and/or Punches (3rd entry)
DL.Art (November) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Dream Valley #283 - Lots of Layers
Hero Arts (November) - The Great Outdoors (3rd entry)
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #156 - Tag You’re It!
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2248 - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Not a Card (3rd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #571572 - Anything Goes (4th entry)
I’m really in love with my new flower dies, and am really thrilled with how this tag turned out. To be honest though I can't see me becoming a regular tag maker … if I want to go small I tend to turn to my ATC’s 😀
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