It was born in my head as a solution to our May Arts / Ribbon Resource & Graphic45 hop, so it's got tons o' both! Plus it's got recycled packaging, vintage images, coffee, layering, stamping and more! And.. to top it all off.. it's a birthday gift for a dear friend ♥
The tag base is a piece of Graphic45 packaging -- it had a set of vintage label holders from their Staples line in it. After I pulled the plastic off and had the drawer pulls on my desk... I noticed how clean the packaging still was. SCORE. I added some gesso to ground it out and give me a space to create on. The swirls and vintage tones of the backdrop made for a gorgeous border.
Then I did an image transfer of this adorable little vintage boy. I splattered a bit of instant coffee around the tag and heat set it. The boy has been layered up with a May Arts Puffy Sequin Heart in GOLD and a vintage price tag from my stash. To finish him off I stamped my Pair Of Butterfly Wings stamp for VLVS! on cardstock, fussy cut them out and glued them down with UHU.
I also stamped The Road Not Taken by VLVS!.. this time directly onto the tag using Archival Ink in Black Soot by Ranger / Tim Holtz. To give my sentiment some OOMPH I used some Metal Brads from G45's Staples line. They're so vintagey and cool!
To finish everything off I layered up three more May Arts Ribbons (Blank Canvas, White Crochet & Silk Crush) to create some texture. Did you know? You can stamp on the Canvas line of ribbons! So I stamped WINGS from a VLVS! Sentiment and then gave it some character with those gorgeous Label Holders by G45 that used to be on the packaging. I added a tiny bit o' stitching around the edge of the tag and.... it's done. ♥
Other people today on the hop!
Be sure to hop back to the Ribbon Resource and visit Graphic 45, too! there are prizes up for grabs and tons of inspiration ALL WEEK LONG!