Hi everyone and welcome to new followers :-)
I regularly visit the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog and recently enjoyed the Saturday X Step by the lovely Trace of Inkypinkycraft, who gave a tutorial on a Tag card/gift card. You can find Trace's step by step HERE
I really liked the idea so thought I would have a bash as it is always handy to have something like this made up for those times when you need a card/gift. Over at The Artistic Stamper the challenge theme for March is TAGS and I was inspired to play along. You can view the fabulous creations by the DT by clicking HERE
After folding and cutting the tag to match I used the wrinkle free distress technique, which you can find on page 33 of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities. Once satisfied with the layers of ink I then edged it with a variation of Stormy Sky and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.
I used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Classic Favourites Set ( SCF001), stamping in blue Archival ink, which is a permanent ink and does not bleed. (This is important if you are going to spritz and flick and don't want your image to bleed)
I stamped the dragonfly on vellum, then cut it out, layering it over the stamped image.
Below is the back of the tag. You can see layers that I created using rubber stamps from TH Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media Set. I did not use an acrylic block as I wanted to stamp random areas in an adhoc fashion.
I used the same techniques on the inside using Spiced Marmalade, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass distress inks.
To adhere the pocket I adhered Ranger Wonder Tape on to the tag. This enabled me to cut the corner off, ensuring it was still adhered properly.
I spritzed water on to my hand and flicked it on the pocket, however, it has not shown up too much on this photograph..... maybe you will see it when you click on the picture to enlarge !!
I took some vintage ribbon and smooshed it around in Tumbled Glass DI that I pressed and spritzed with water, drying each layer before adding more ink until I was satisfied with the colour.
This is a really handy make to have to hand.
Hard to believe tomorrow is the middle of the week..................time certainly flies these days.
Take care whatever you are doing.
Crafty Hugs x