by Kris Hankins
Shabby Spring Tag
- Large Shipping Tag ( SUN-TM300 $7.00/pkg )
- Prima Artful Leaves – Birch ( PRI-AC-523862 $5.99 )
- Memento Ink – Bamboo Leaves ( TSU-MEMD-bamb $2.29 )
- Autumn Leaves Buttons - Foof-a-la Indian Summer ( AL-BT-43023 $5.99 )
- Distress Ink Pads
- Glue Dots – Mini ( GLUE-Mini $3.99 )
- Sakura Stardust Pen ( SAK-Stardust $3.99 for 2 )
- Stipple Brush ( STIPPLE-6 $2.99 )
- Rayon Ribbon, Torn Fabric Strip, Lace
- Dictionary Definition “spring”
- Flourish Stamp
- Brown Grocery/Paper Bag Flower (See post from March 27 for instructions)
- Vintage Style Paper Scrap
- 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.