Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tattered Floral Tags

Hey crafty friends -

It’s been a while since I’ve made a batch of tags so I made some.  This batch features an extra large shabby flower!


Here is a side shot so you can see all of the lovely dimension and the memo pin. Nice!


I thought you might like a picture tutorial of how I created the big flowers on the tags.  Here goes:


Step 1: Diecut some flowers from black and white designer paper and corrugated cardboard using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  You will need three die cuts for each flower (I’m assembling three flowers in these pictures – the first flower was created in a test run).


Step 2: Add some color to the black and white flowers using Distress Stains (Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers) and then let dry or heat with a heat tool.


Step 3: Add some shimmer by applying Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to each of the flowers and then letting dry (or if impatient use a heat tool).


Step 4: To create extra dimension the top layer will only have five petals so cut out one petal leaving behind a little tab.


Step 5: Adhere the first and last petal together using that little tab you left behind in the prior step.


Step 6: Paint each flower cut from designer paper with a Gloss medium.  I used some Glossy Perfect Paper Adhesive that I had on hand.  Glue N’ Seal by Inkssentials would also work. Let dry – this might take a while.


Step 7: While the other layers are drying, rough up the corrugated flowers a bit using your fingers.  Then add some depth by applying Pumice Stone Distress Ink here and there. Let dry. Patience can be good. ;)


Step 8: Punch a hole in the center of each flower.


Step 9: Curl the petals of each flower using your fingers. Once assembled you can do more primping. :D


Step 10: Glue the layers together, making sure to line up the holes.


Step 11: Embellish each flower with some jute tied into a bow and big brad. I used some corduroy ones I’ve had forever. After tying the jute into a bow I inserted the prongs of the brad through the knot and then inserted the brad in the flower before spreading the prongs.


Step 12: Add a memo pin (inserted between the first and second layers) and attach a sentiment stamped on cardstock. For my flowers I used a couple of stamps from the Inky Antics – Delivery Benton set. Each sentiment was cut out with an Oval Nestabilities die.

To finish, attach the flowers to the decorated tags and have fun giving them as gifts!

PS. I decorated the tag bases with dots of Platinum Liquid Pearls, Island Lagoon Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Alterations – Bubble embossing folder, Pumice Stone Distress Ink, machine stitching, jumbo eyelets and black baker’s twine.

And here is a final picture of all four tags together. :)


Hope you enjoyed the tags! :)

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  1. this. Aren't all these flowers just amazing. That Tim. Gotta love him.

  2. Cute flowers love the layers and the twine !

  3. ❤❤ the tutorial! ❤❤ The tags are so fab!

  4. Thanks for showing how to make these fantastic flowers!! I love the way you made the tag too!!
    Greetings Mary

  5. Wow Danielle, these are such cute tags!!


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