Hi friends. It's Melody with a Friday Feature for you. I thought I was going to create a quick tag... well, I did create a tag, but it sure wasn't quick. I think to reproduce it would be quick, but I tend to be very slow when I create. I rarely have a plan; I just decide what I'm going to do as I create. Even when I start out with an idea in my head, the finished project usually has no resemblance to that idea.
I started out thinking I wanted to use a rosette made from some very old gold wrapping paper that I have. So I made that and knew I was going to like that on my project. I was going to die cut a shape to use as a tag, but tried a couple and didn't like either one, so I pulled out a pre-cut tag to work with.
I used the wrinkle-free distress technique to add color to the tag. I used iced spruce, evergreen bough and scattered straw distress inks, smooshed them on my craft sheet, spritzed with water and then pressed the tag into the ink. I dried it with my heat gun, and then repeated putting it into the ink and heating it a couple more times.
Then I randomly stamped some snowflakes from a Recollections Christmas stamp set with pine needles distress ink. I added vintage photo with a foam ink applicator.
I stamped the sentiment with jet black archival ink on ivory card stock, cut a 'V' into the ends to create a banner, added vintage photo ink and backed it with some hunter green. I put a couple of pleats in the banner and attached it to the tag with dimensional foam tape.
I cut three 1/4" strips of red card stock and glued them to the tag. I attached the gold rosette over the strips and then made a flower from the smallest blossom on the tattered poinsettia die and a small flower punch. Both of these were also edged with vintage photo ink. In the center of the flower, I made a bunch of dots with a black copic marker and covered it with glossy accents.
I cut some green and white yarn and attached that through the hole in the top of the tag.
It was hard to get a good photo, because the rosette is so shiny and refected the camera flash.
Many of the products used can be found at Outlaw Women's Scrapbook Emporium.
I hope you enjoyed my tag today. Thanks for stopping by.