Usually on Friday, A Vintage Journey has Guest Creative Guides posting their inspiring projects - but when there is a 5th Friday in the month (like May) the Creative Guides create tags in "Tim Fashion" for your inspiration. Here is my tag:
I used some new Tim Stuff and some older Tim Stuff for this. First I sponged the background using the Burlap Stencil with Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks. Then I stenciled over that with the Blossom Stencil using Black Embossing Paste.
While the embossing paste was drying - I die cut the little butterlies from Movers and Shapers/Small out of white matboard. I inked them with Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch ink and covered them with Wendy Vecchi Cornflower Embossing Powder. I rubbed a little of the powder off the edges and then embossed them with my heat tool. I added a Big Chat Sticker to a Flashcard and sponged the edges with Distress Inks Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo. I ran my Cornflower Blue ink pad over the Frame and layered it over the Flashcard onto the tag.
I also die cut the Mini Cardinal out of white board, inking it with Archival Tree Branch and covering it with Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium embossing powder. I rubbed the powder off of the feet and around the face to achieve the markings of a cardinal - then heated it with my heat tool I added an eye using Black Enamel accents. The cardinal and butterflies are popped up on foam dots. I added a Remnant Rub/Botanical to the right corner. I colored a piece of Crinkle Ribbon with Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain and sponged a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink over it. To finish off my tag front - I sponged the edges with Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
I always layer my tags to a slightly larger piece of black cardstock - so I added a Pocket Card on the back so a note could be written to the receiver.
I hope you will check out all of the beautiful tags created by the other Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey.Paper: #8 Manila Tag - Ranger, white matboard - Sizzix, True Black - PTI.
Ink: Ranger Distress ink - Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistacio; Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch.
Accessories: Burlap and Blossom Stencils - Ranger, Dies: Movers and Shapers Small (butterfly) and Mini Cardinal; Idea-ology Flash Cards, Big Chat, Crinkle Ribbon, Frames Trims, Remnant Rubs/Botanical, Pocket Card; foam dots, Ranger Distress Spray Stain Cracked Pistachio, Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, Black Enamel Accents/Ranger, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders Cornflower Blue and Red Geranium