Friday, 3 June 2016

My set of tags

Good afternoon ladies - I cannot believe it is another weekend here already.  Just where are these days going!

I thought it was time I showcased the tags I made for the 2015 project.  Because I made them for all 3 clubs I decided to keep them fairly simple (that is - simple for me to make, not simple to look at!!!!).

Just to make this post a little more interesting I thought I would show you the creativity in its various stages - because I can - te he :)

I decided to make the actual tags a little smaller than the stated size & the layer theme onto black card.  This photo shows the first stage where I have coloured the white tags with Distress Ink in the 6 colours I chose.

The next stage was to put a subtle background on them & I used a text stamp I have along with the same Distress Ink colour as was used on the background

Next I used black archival ink to stamp some silhouette grasses on the tags.I do love these stamps, they are from Stamps Away - who also trade as Clever Cuts.

Then added the word "friendship"

After some thought I decided to put a 3-d butterfly on each tag.  This particular stamp has a matching die......

...... so here they all are cut out.  They are from Clearly Besotted.

Now! - my original idea was to take 6 pieces of white card & colour them with the Distress Inks I had chosen. Then stamp the butterflies & die cut them.  But - my head got a bit behind my processing of the idea & I had die cut the butterflies before I realised I hadn't done that.  So I had to colour each individual butterfly, then stick them onto the tags.

I then layered them onto black tags (the correct size) & added some black ribbon.

Here is a photo of all 41 finished & laid out in the numbers for the 3 clubs plus 3 for me to keep for myself - 1 per club.

Here's a close up of one of each colour.  I decided at the last minute to add a little bit of sparkle & bling to the butterflies by going over them with a Clear Wink of Stella brush & adding 2 tiny gems on their body.

I really enjoyed making those.  I hope you like receiving them.

Have a great weekend.  'Bye for now.

OOPS! Nearly forgot ............ pop back to the post about my disaster topper & see Rita's (of Mold II club) comment.


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful Gloria and thank you for sharing the stages for your lovely tags.Look forward to seeing you in near future Amy x


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