Vintage Joy Tag

Today is my friend Alice's birthday ( Happy Birthday Chickie!)

This is an side view of the gift tag on her birthday gift . It's an larger shipping tag that measures 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" in real life. the base was stained with some vintage photo, pumice stone & walnut stain ranger distress stains. as were the avery key tags. 

These blooms were made with the Prickley Pear Poinsettia Leaf die found here. I guess I should mention that yes? I was asked to do an guest designing stint for Prickley Pear this month and the things I have made for them will be posted on each Thursdays this May. The linen type texture on these bloom die cuts was done by cutting them from vintage cream cardstock and pressing the die face down onto an Ranger adirondack latte pad. That is the pattern of the top of the ink pad. I did pull all the petals upwards towards the centers and then added an gold sequin and a drop of bisque liquid pearls to the centers of that. the plain looking petals were cut from some shimmery opal stardream cardstock. 

a glimpse of the whole tag. the sentiment is cut from an tattered book of quotations and stained with some antique linen distress stain. It reads "Joy is not in things, it is in us." Richard Wagner (1813-1883) the Gingham ribbon is from Micheals, The hand dyed silk I have never known the mfg info of and the tatted trim is vintage. The tag in the middle ( left side) is from recollections and that one is that color out of the package. 

I had wanted the swirls ( also cut from some vintage cream cardstock) this is an new die out from prickley pear Flourish  it was cut 3 times and I wanted the swirls to be a little dimensional also like the floral tags were growing on this as a vine so, it has a few glue dots under parts of the key tags and a few of the end pieces the rest is able to pop up. there is also a few random liquid pearl dots on it also. There is also a bit of May arts burlap string in the centers of the key tags. 

1 comment:

Stamping With Bibiana said...

your tag is just FABULOUS. love those colors the depth of the stains, the flourish is awesome...OMG I am in love with it. congrats too on the DT assignment at P.P. great for you