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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Timeless Memories-12 Tags of 2012-August

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When I saw Tim Holtz’s post this morning, with his August tag, I knew right away I would need to be creative. I did not have most of the supplies he used, but he is a great encourager of creativity, so I determined to make do with “what I have.” And, in all honesty, “what I have” is quite a lot. (She who dies with the most crafting supplies wins, right?—just kidding of course.)

I started with a black #8 tag as the background. On top of that, I used a sheet of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection (Cut & Emboss Series). I embossed it with a bookplate texture fade in the Vagabond. I sanded it lightly, cut it to fit the tag, distressed the edges, and then inked it with Vintage Photo. I made my own sentiment on the computer, printed on kraft paper and inked the edges.

I used my Cricut Heritage Cartridge for the silhouette cameo, cutting from black card stock, covering it with Distress Embossing Ink, and heat embossing with clear powder. The Prima flowers, baubles, trinkets and lace were pulled from my stash.

Loving vintage, heritage-type projects, and this tag will likely make its way onto a larger project in the near future.

17 comments:

julie c said...

Beautiful tag, Barb! So pretty, I love it!

andrea stamps said...

That is sooo pretty! Great Job!

janine stegman said...

Barb - that is great. Love the use of what you have (although we always want more LOL)

Julie S. said...

So Pretty. I love the color of your ribbon.

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag, Barb! Love the colors.

Karen said...

Great tag! I'm amazed at how you've created something so similar to Tim's with completely different supplies.

Cynthia said...

Oooo, gorgeous tag!! LOVE the colors, the textures and the flowers!

Beverly Sager said...

I love it! It's just as pretty as Tim's, maybe even more!

Barbara said...

Thanks for all the great comments. Beverly, I am highly honored by your compliment!

Anita Houston said...

That is not a joke...is it?!? LOL!!! GORGEOUS Barbara...you are Johnny on the spot! I love your improvs and is looks just as fabulous!!!

Lisa :) said...

Beautiful vintage tag!!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous tag! Love that you use what you have and make it beautiful!

Buttons said...

Loving your take on Tim's tag here Barbara. So beautiful. Hugs, Buttons x

MA said...

I echo what everyone else has said. Wonderful tag and even more inspiring that you used what you already had as opposed to go buying the stuff. Thanks for motivating me.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is beautiful! I am always a sucker for kraft core and that's one of my favorite colors of it!

craftytrog said...

Your tag is a beauty Barbara!
Alison x

EmeralDQueen said...

Very nice tag :)