I have been busy with this tag for about a week, not continuously of course, but thinking about it, which is definitely not like me. I normally get an idea and I make it. But this was different because it came about after browsing on Pinterest and looking at some fabulous tags. I just decided to give it a bash.
Of course, let it be known, that I have absolutely NO IDEA what I am doing here as this is not my style. But it was fun thinking about it. I am sure that I could have embellished it to death, but I totally ran out of ideas, so it's remaining this way. I still think it's pretty in its minimalistic kind of way!
I used a Tim Holtz tag, those big ones, and covered it with text paper from an old book I had purchased second hand especially for doing these types of projects (which of course I do not do). Then I inked the edges with some Tea Dye Distress ink. I stamped a flourish here and there from Papertrey Ink. I also added three strips of glitter at the bottom for some sparkle. You know, stick down some Score tape and cover it with glitter.
The oval scalloped frame is made using my Nestabilitie die (two dies in the cuttlebug at once) and then covering it with a white puffy paint that had glitter in it and allowing it to dry. I then applied some Tea Dye distress ink (hardly noticeable) to take the bright white edge off.
I stamped, inked and trimmed the butterflies from the Hero Arts "Antique Engravings" set and adhered them to some punched circles. I then proceeded to get cramps in my hands whilst I squeezed and squeezed that Crackle Accent bottle to death trying to cover those circles. Once dried I applied a bit of Vintage Photo distress ink to the edges and the cracks.
The dangly bit was made by me from my stash of beads and tools which used to be a little hobby many years ago. I tied a little heart sentiment tag from PTI's "Tiny Tags" and some crinkle ribbon at the top.
Wow! That's a lot of stuff if you ask me. Not something I'll make often but I had a person in mind when I made it and it was worth it, just to bring a smile hopefully, to her face.