Thursday, April 08, 2010

Shabby Spring Tag

  by Kris Hankins

Shabby Spring Tag



  • For this tag, I first stamped a large manila shipping tag with a favorite flourish stamp using Memento Ink (Bamboo Leaves). I tore a coordinating scrap piece of printed paper and the definition of “spring” from an old dictionary.

  • To give my tag a shabby vintage appearance, I stippled distress inks (Peeled Paint and Antique Linen) on the edges of the stamped tag, torn printed paper piece, definition, and lace piece.

  • I glued the piece of lace to the bottom edge of the tag. Next, I glued the torn printed paper piece to the tag, overlapping edge of lace.

  • I always take a moment to lay out my embellishments before attaching any of them to my piece of art. I feel it is good to experiment with different arrangements to “see” what looks the best.

  • When I decided on how I wanted my tag to look, I first glued on my definition. Using mini glue dots, I attached my Prima leaves, paper bag flower, and vintage looking buttons (threaded with twine) to the tag.

  • To help add depth and character to my tag, I highlighted the stamped flourish design with a sparkling Stardust pen. This adds a soft touch of glisten.

  • The final embellishment was to add some vintage looking ribbon and a torn scrap of a muslin type fabric to the top of the tag.

This tag is ready for the arrival of spring! I look forward to the next time I share with you. Until then...



  1. Love it! I love this shabby look and I can never seem to get it to look right. Maybe it just isn't my thing, I do love it though. Guess I'll have to try it again. Thanks!

  2. Love the tag !
    I'm now a follower of this blog !