Tags - this is another one of those crafting items that I am not quite sure what to do with. So, when the challenge for Day 153 popped up on the 365 card blog I KNEW what I would use, I just didn't know HOW I would use it. I have had these tags for, oh a couple of months now!! I bought them at Michael's because they were on sale and I thought they were pretty and I knew then I didn't have a CLUE how I would use them - so, they have been stashed away. Of course, while I was looking for something to put in the center of the flowers, I came across some little plastic tags that I could have used as well, and STILL do not have a clue how I would have used them either!! Let's just say that TAGS are a big challenge to me! Oh, I love looking at what others have done with them - but I just can never figure out how to make them look so elegant.
Anyway, instead of using a stamp for my sentiment, I hand-wrote the sentiment from one of my stamps. I wished I had the Night of Navy marker, as I think that would have made it so much nicer, but I didn't so I just used one of my Martha Steward writers. I bought these flowers - again at Michael's - ON SALE - and I KNOW how to use primas - especially these ones - they are just the right color, just the right size and they are so pretty with the glitter and such on them - I could buy a TON of these!! I punched the scallop from white cs, and then realized that it didn't really match - if the cs was off white, it would have been better, so I decided to grunge it up a bit with my distress inks. I chose old paper - now, I am not sure about you, but my old paper looks GREEN to me - anyway, it worked here ok. I stamped my scroll stamp with white on the blue bg for added texture.
In all, I am pleased with the way it turned out - and may have to look into making something with the REST of the tags I have - they are in books of 24 and I bought TWO of them (the other one is pinks!!)
Thanks for stopping by today - and enjoy the rest of your visit in the spa.
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