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Pretty in Pink Tag

Hmm you can tell when I'm working on projects for a craft show, as the blog goes rather quiet.  I've just returned from Melbourne Paperific and I will be posting a few of the projects I created over the next weeks.  Up until recently making tags didn't interest me all that much - now I can't make enough of these beautiful little treasures, I've even considering making Christmas tags instead of Christmas cards.  Today I thought I'd create a tag using an array of beautiful flowers and embellishments from Prima - OK so it's a great excuse to get pretty and use some of those fabulous flowers I buy and then ummm sit there and admire - sigh yes I'm a Prima hoarder!

Prima tag 3

What you will need:

What I did:

  1. Tear paper and adhere to tag - use both sides for added interest, allow glue to dry and trim off any overhanging paper.

    Prima tag 10
  2. Using blending tool, apply Shabby Shutters ink around edge of tag, I coloured about 1cm around each edge.  Then apply a darker layer to the very edge using Peeled Paint ink.Prima tag 10
  3. Ink leaf border stamp using Peeled Paint ink and stamp over top section of tag.Prima tag 10
  4. Glue black lace across where the 2 paper patterns meet.  Thread twine through wooden button and tie in a knot, use glossy accents to glue wooden button to lower portion of tag.Prima tag 10
  5. Choose the flowers for your tag, play with placement of flowers and leaf ribbon, then use glossy accents to glue in place.Prima tag 10
  6. Add adhesive brad to centre of one small flower and layer stickles around brad.Prima tag 10
  7. Trim excess lace and seal ends with glossy accents, cut cardboard word to size, glue onto tag and add a layer of glossy accents over the top to create a shiny raised effect.  Leave flat to dry for a few hours and you have an embellishment looking something like this....... 

Prima tag 3
A few close ups of the finished tag...Prima tag 3

Prima tag 3

Prima tag 3
I hope you've enjoyed this post, why not give one of these cute tags a try yourself, go on bust out the Prima you've been hoarding, it won't get more valuable with age and it's not worth more 'in the original packaging' :O)