Hi!! This is Leslie from http://scrapnlifeaway.blogspot.com/ !! Today is my day to share a creation with you!! Thank you Sheila for having me!! This is my take on a vintage flower tag! It was so much fun and easy to do and I used some of my favorite “stuff”!! So, on that note, let’s make a tag!!
I started out with a standard shipping tag (4-3/4 x 2-3/8). I actually bought some at the office supply store, I got 100 tags for just a couple bucks. On days that I have more time I will cut a bunch out on my cricut as well! There are so many carts with really cute tags! I sprayed the tag with two different glimmer mists. (My favorite "stuff" to play with!) Olive green on the top of the tag and gold on the bottom. (hint: I keep a large pizza box on hand when spraying my glimmer mists! It saves me on having to clean any mess I make) I then gave the tag a quick dry with my heat tool.
I knew I wanted a sentiment on the tag so I pulled out my big book of stamps! (I will have to pull that out for all of you sometime!) I found a nice sentiment and flowers in the Treasured Memories stamp set by CTMH. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz to stamp my sentiment and Iced Spruce Distress Ink for the flowers. I also used my little dauber thingy (lol) to distress a flower I found in my stash.
It took just a few moments for my ink to dry on the tag and on the flower. Then I used my handy dandy quick dry adhesive and glued the flower down onto the tag. I also grabbed my Prima branch bark chalk and chalked the edges of the tag. When I am doing a “vintage look” project, I make sure to let the chalk actually bleed over onto the surface to help me achieve that worn look. I grabbed a 6 in. piece of twine and tied it on the top and there you have it!!
You can do so many things with tags! They are great for journaling, but I think a tag like this would look so pretty on a bouquet of dried flowers or used as an embellishment on a vintage layout!! I hope that my little creation encourages you to create some of your own tags!! Have a great day everybody!! Go forth and create!!!