Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Sweet Vintage Tag

Hello.. It's another beautiful day here in the mountains.
We are praying for snow as it is so dry. I've been doing more
personal posts lately. My days were so full of sweet family and  lovely festivities during the holidays.
Now I'm trying to get re-focused in my little
room where I'm learning to write and create!
Today I wanted to share with you this tag
that I came up with. It was a lot of fun putting the details

I started off with a plain shipping tag from an
office supply store. I covered it with layers of yellowed,
white streamer paper and let the glue dry.
{I found an unopened roll at a thrift store for $.25}
I like to choose my colors and lay out my design before
I start attaching the pieces.
I chose some mottled, rose colored paper along with
the ruler image and the number 2 from the vintage Traveler
collection from Stampin' Up! I tore a piece from the sheet
to roughen the edges because I really like that look.

The vintage 20's Ferris wheel image is from the Stampin' Up!
set 'Celebrate'.  The partial image is stamped on with
 burgundy ink and then glued onto the tag.
I rubbed a smidgen of ink on for a blended background
look.  The butterfly image is from a punch. 
The butterfly, ruler and#2 are all crinkled to give
an aged look. I also rubbed a little Chocolate Chip ink
around the edges to give a
distressed sort of look .

Do you like the teal glitter?
The snippet of white burlap was unraveled a little
and placed and the ruler was glued on and then I
 machine stitched over them.
The little rhinestone was
 cut from an inexpensive, elastic bracelet
that I had found at Wal-Mart for $1.99.
 {They have several pastel, iridescent colors!}

  On the burlap, there's a tiny little rosette that is made from
this old linen napkin. And the tea stained strip of lace that you see  below the Ferris wheel, is just bunched up and glued on.
Nothing fancy here!

The word "Sweet" and the postal cancellation are stamps
from the "Lovely Little Labels" set. Sweet being stamped with
Marina Mist and the other with black!  And I'm sure you noticed
the little, bronze brad attached to the butterfly wing.
The tie came out just as I had envisioned.
If you're a crafter, you know that that doesn't always happen!
In my fabric collection, I remembered that I had this piece of
teal velvet. {Thrifted!} And so I cut a narrow piece of that and
threaded it through the tag hole with a thin piece of jute
string and a torn strip from the vintage {60's ?} linen napkin.
First a teal bead was strung onto the jute.
Then wrapping the strip of linen only around them all,
I tied it with a little knot. {I had originally tied them
all together but it came out looking too bulky.
So I tried something different.}
Keeping it all very loose.
It looks very shabby and old! I love it.
I have to tell you that I use those linen napkins more than
any other item when I want that soft, frayed, shabby look.
It frays perfectly when I tear it.
Anyway, I hope you like it and maybe were
inspired a little, too.
Blessings to you,



Jeff LeFevre said...

It is SOOO Beautiful!! You are so talented and creative. AND YOUR MINE!!!

Tamara said...

Aww.. Honey,
You are so sweet. Thank you for your encouraging words.