August 13, 2014

Secret Garden Vintage Tag

Hi everybody!  This is Leslie from Scrapnlifeaway and today is my turn to share here on She's A Sassy Lady!  Thank you so much Sheila for having me!!  I LOVE tags, and I also love all things vintage!!  Tags are so awesome because you can use them on a page, as a gift, or just collect them for yourself!!  So, today, I just used materials from my own stash, which means this really cost me $0 to make!!

We all have that "pretty" paper that we just don't want to cut up!!  We just like to look at it!!  Lord knows I have MANY papers like that!!  So, why not make that into a tag!! My "pretty" paper is called Secret Garden 2 by Fabscraps.  I just LOVE the woman surrounded by violet flowers and vines!  I used 2 different sized tags.  The large tage is a #8 size craft tag and the smaller tag is 4 3/4 x 2 3/8.

I simply traced the shape of the larger tag on the part of the paper that didn't have an image on it, and traced the shape of the smaller tag over the image of the woman.  I also cut out the title Secret Garden from the paper as well!  Then, just adhere the paper to the tags.  I also went over my tags lightly with some Milled Lavender Distress Ink.  When I added the smaller tag on top of the larger tag, I used small pop dots to just give it a little lift. Now come my favorite part!!

I have added a small cluster of flowers to the bottom right of my tag.  It adds such a nice touch!!  You don't have to go too crazy, unless you want to!!  I used 1 larger flower with two smaller flowers and just 3 leaves.  I found some light purple tool and some pink pearls and tucked those in behind the flowers.  And I took some floral wire, wrapped it around a skinny paint brush and stuck those behind as well!!  For the top of the tag, I just took a small amount of plain lace, inked it with the Milled Lavender Distress Ink!!

And here is the finished product!!  Perfect for a vintage page!!  Or you can save it, and now that pretty paper you have been hanging onto is even prettier!!  I hope you enjoy my creation and that it inspires you!!


Boopster said...

Great ideas for using that "special" paper. The embellishments are sweet. thanks for sharing your creativity.

A Country Twinkle said...

Love the tag! The flowers look great with it. So true we have lots of paper we don't want to cut. This is a great idea to using some of it up.

Karon said...

Wonderful tag and great use of a paper! Yep, we all have lots of papers we don't want to cut :-)

scrapnlifeaway said...

thank you ladies so much for your kind words!! Hope you all have a wonderful creative rest of your August!!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love this tag and the wonderful paper that you used. SPECIAL!