Thursday, August 2, 2012

Antique shoe clip tag

Hello there!  Thanks for stopping by for some inspiration today! Up on the blog today is a tag made for a friend.  She wanted an antique shoe clip made into a display piece and this is the result...

There is alot going on here.  First, Tim Holtz Distress Stains (Barn Door, Snow Cap & Tattered Rose were 'scribbled' onto a craft mat.  The tag was dragged through and dried with a heat gun several times until the color was just right.  (Hint:  there is no right!).  Tim Holtz' Urban Tapestry and Artful Flight stamps were used randomly over the tag in Ranger Coffee Archival Ink.  A piece of Prima patterned paper was die-cut with Tim Holtz Plaque & Postage die, then embossed with a Cuttlebug  embossing folder (Birds & Swirls).  One of the birds was colored with Cape Cod Smooch Ink and the vines were tapped with  Green-with-Envy-PowderPuff-Chalking-Inks .  All the edges were then distressed with Tim Holtz' Tonic distress tool and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and attached to the tag top.

Now comes the fun...The shoe clip was attached to a Prima paper flower by cutting a slit into one of the petals.  The flower was attached to the card with foam dots.  Creme small rose ribbon from Paper Wishes was stained with Spun Sugar Distress Stain and placed at the seam of the die-cut piece.  Three single roses were also stained and red pearls attached to centers.

For the bottom of the tag, a vellum quote from Quick Quotes was torn and inked, then wrapped around the bottom.  Vellum glue dots held it to the tag until the large focal and the three little roses were attached.

Two holes were punched at the top of the tag.  Basic Grey fibers and a Tim Holtz bauble were tied on to finish things off.

To make the tag extra sturdy, a piece of patterned Prima paper was added to the back.  Three easels were cut with Tim Holtz' Small Easel die, one out of chipboard and two out of patterned paper.  The patterned paper was glued to each side of the easel and attached to the back of the tag.  

My friend loved the tag and is giving it to her mother for a birthday gift.

Hope you all were inspired today. 
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1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful tag! I love how you used the Quick Quotes vellum quote on here!