It’s time for another tag already as I play catch-up with the Monthly Tag album! Now we’re up to January 2012, which was tag #13. I actually completed this tag back in February, but didn’t post it then because I was using it for another project – the Everyday Storyteller ebook! If you’d like to learn more detail about the layering technique that I used for this tag (and most of my other projects as well), check out that book!
Also: Technique Tuesday clear stamps (A Day To Remember); Lily Bee alphabet stickers (Picket Fence); Martha Stewart for Avery File Folder Labels (Staples exclusive product); Mark Richards Rhinestones (Hot Pink 3mm); Michael’s Stores Celebrate It Wedding Tulle.
I die cut this tag out of one of the cards from Pink Paislee’s Spring Jubilee Collage Card set. I knew immediately when I saw them at CHA that they would be perfect for making tags from – the weight of the paper stock is just right (heavier than regular patterned paper), and the designs are the perfect scale for a tag. I hope Pink Paislee will make more of these sets!
The background paper design had some texture in it already, but I wanted more so I added subtle texture by stenciling Martha Stewart pearl paint, which I absolutely adore, through a damask template from The Crafter’s Workshop. Next, there’s a “flat” layer on the tag: a label sticker, a patterned paper die cut, a paper strip, word stickers, and cardstock that was border punched. I added the stamped date and number stickers as part of the label sticker as well. The final layer is the dimensional layer. I added detail to the butterfly with some tiny rhinestones, and I added the brad to add some interest to the huge flat area of paper strips. The finishing touch is the fun pinwheel.