Since I have been feverishly making paper flower hair clips I decided to combine a few challenges and make some practical items to help build my brand. First up is Simon Says Stamp and Show…a Tag. I always like to include a tag on paper flower arrangements and wanted to come up with a more embellished design then what I am currently using. Over at Studio L3 Linda Ledbetter has provided yet another fabulous Grungy Monday challenge based on this technique from Tim Holtz which you can view step by steps on his blog here. I have learned so much in the few short weeks I have participated in Grungy Monday challenges…I swear it’s like going to Art School! Finally, since Grungy Monday and Simon says Stamp challenges are tag based and I love making tags out of Kraft paper the Kraft Journal Walk in my Garden challenge fits right in (not to mention that gardens especially flowers are kind of my thing).
The tag was die cut with Kraft card stock and inked with Distress Inks according to Tim’s step by steps. I used lighter more floral colors for my design. Although I am always tempted to use a sheet music stamp when possible I decided to go with a floral lace stamp for the vellum part. The vellum was inked with Milled Lavender Distress ink and edged with Dusty Concord. I used my favorite flourish stamp and stamped it in Worn Lipstick. It wasn’t popping as much as I wanted it to so I added Stickles and some Perfect Pearls to key areas to accentuate the flourish. I created a custom stamp from a Martha Stewart kit to stamp my logo on Grunge Paper and adhered it to the tag with a rhinestone brad. Now for the fun part…the Daisy. If you are going to be “Plucking Daisies” you have to get your daisy on!
I wanted to incorporate the Rainbow Daisy from my logo so I die cut the flower from grunge paper and stamped and embossed the daisy. I colored the outer petals in a rainbow of distress inks but they just weren’t vibrant enough for me. I’ve used perfect pearls a lot lately so I got out my aqua brush and went to work. I didn’t have all the colors I needed but was able to make do with what I had by mixing them together on my craft sheet. As a finishing touch I added Frosted Lace Stickles between the colored stripes on the petals to add even more shine and sparkle. The daisy brad was a last-minute addition which I cut down and threaded with green twine. But wait there’s more….
I had the tag all taken care of but needed a nice box to put the flower hair clips in…I was thinking Tiffany’s….so I created this custom box with my logo as well.
In the end the tag is a bit too big so I may have to come up with a smaller alternative and use this logo tag strictly for paper flower arrangements.
Either way I was very pleased to learn something new and create some practical items with my logo.
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