Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Tag card/gift card

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

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  1. wow - it´s so fantastic - a great work!!!!

  2. Super tag card and I love your version! Such wonderful colours and I really like the little pocket inside too!

  3. Annie this is a wonderful take on Trace's tag card. Adore the colours you've used together as they blend and contrast so well. Also love the stamping choices you've made. Superb make. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. loving your super tag card Annie, the dragonfly is beautiful and love the little pocket as well. Annette x

  5. LOVE this, Annie - gorgeous glowing colours, and a beautiful piece of work springing out of Trace's inspiration!
    Alison x

  6. What an amazing tagbook Annie...so nice !!!

    bye bye, Alie :-)

  7. Fabulous Annie, I love this I like the stamping and the beautiful dragonfly.
    Kevin xx

  8. I would like to CASE your tag! It's just beautiful!

  9. Wonderful tag this is one of my all time favorite stamps and you sure have showcased it well .

  10. this is wonderful - and I love that dragonfly and how you overlayed with the acetate - fabulous xx

  11. What a terrific work my dearest friend^_^
    Have a lovely day,

  12. MMMMMmmm gorgeous tag ;) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux

  13. I love having water on my hands and flicking it. It's usually aimed at the face of one of my kids for fun, but golly...I'm gonna HAVE to try it on a project...it looks beautiful what you've created here. :)
    hugs to you and I'm off to peruse your other posts now.
    Lisa xx

  14. This is such a fabulous project - gorgeous.

    Rosie x

  15. Hi Annie, this is just perfect! My fav Tim stamp set ever, my favourite blue, inspired by a lovely blog friend Trace and created by you! As I say - perfect! Love it. Hugs, Anne x

  16. Really really beautiful Annie.
    Love it.
    Greetings Janny

  17. I love your tag Anne. The colours are so rich and the elements you have created for the inside are wonderful. Hugs Mum xxx

  18. Anonymous3/20/2013

    Gorgeous tag Annie ! Love the colours and the vellum dragonfly is fabulous ! Sue C x

  19. Anonymous3/20/2013

    A gorgeous idea. The first time I saw a tag card was at my lovely friend Alison (craftytrog's blog).
    The colours are so harmonious and also your chosen stamps all work together so well, you have a wonderful eye Annie.
    I can well imagine that a few of those would be useful to have to hand.
    TFS and sorry it has taken me so long to visit your Blog.

  20. Amazing tag/card! LOVE the colors you used too.

  21. Gorgeous Anne, your tag turned out fabulous, love the colors, the dragon fly looks awesome thanks for sharing this creative work, and have a great day..

  22. Love this Annie. You have created a wonderful way to give a special card to someone.
    Have a great day.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  23. ooh this is gorgeous! I love it xx

  24. What a gorgeous make, love the inky colours and stamped layers!! Really fab hugs trace x

  25. Beautiful! Love the images from this set! Love the pear! The pocket is a wonderful addition!

  26. Waw, love this , super colours and such great detail. Loved your post. xx Flora

  27. Hi Annie, love this piece, wonderful background and I love the dragonfly . Lovely vintage aged feel to this . Lovely. Tracy x


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