Friday 30 July 2021

Tag team

Dawn has set our challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week. She’d like to see some pretty gift tags, perhaps using up some paper scraps if you have them. 

As a patterned paper denier (I usually experience brain freeze if I try to use it) I went for a different sort of scrap - my tag is made from the thick card on the back of a board-backed envelope - and prettied it up with a stamp.

In travels around the interweb recently I saw some things that reminded me I haven’t used my letter punches for ages (the sort you hit with a hammer to emboss into metal etc) which prompted this tag. I layered so the circle with the lettering doesn’t have the back showing (it can get bumpy!). I added just a touch of brown and white pencil colouring and a few dots of gold gel pen in the very centres of the flowers and gave the edges some depth by brushing with Distress ink.

Soothing Sympathy (Power Poppy, retired I believe)

Board-backed envelope

Versafine by Tsukineko (Vintage Sepia)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Metal letter punches
Circle dies
Coloured pencils 
Gold gel pen
Crochet thread

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn said...

Your tag is amazing. It almost looks like a real leather luggage label. I love it. x

Karen said...

I love this tag!!! x

Wavejumper said...

I agree-it does have a look of leather to it.

Letter punches? OMgoodness you just threw me back decades! LOL

Hugs Margot

HilaryJane said...

I think your tag is fabulous, great colour and those little white flowers are so sweet xx