Friday, 31 August 2018

When a tag is not just a tag

Hello friends, - it's the 5th Friday of the month and that means that we are doing a "tag Friday" at  A Vintage Journey, the creative team share their tags just for the fun of it, and you are invited to share your tags too.

So above, a tag, but this is not just a tag, it's part of a tag folder/giftcard holder, made from two double sided tags,as you will see below.
Here first of all is the outside:
As you can see, the two tags are simply attached with one of Tim Holtz's design tapes. What you see here is the front and back tags.

 Here is the inside, with the tag on the left having a pocket, (made with a Tim die), that holds the gift card. Both tags were embossed with one of Tim's 3D folders, the one on the left was decorated with some leaves from a fee stampset that came with a magazine.

Here a little detail of how I decorated the pocket with some of the Funky Florals. The pocket was made from a piece of design paper that I then shabbied up with some texture paste and a stencil. The flowers and leaves were all cut from the same paper (Papermania Madame Perraud, sadly no longer available
The front cover is a double layer, the bottom tag  was cut with the largest of the Sizzix Tags and Labels die, coloured with Doxides. The top was cut with the same tag die and then with one of the Mixed Media dies, to make the bottom one show though. I then decorated the Sizzlets Floral jar stamps and dies, plus a bit of "Dresden Trim" also cut with one of Tim's 3D dies/folders
The back cover was just very simply decorated with some inking and background stamping over another piece of design paper.
And here finally the little giftcard/tag that fits inside the pocket.

Well, that's pretty much it, a little bit more than just a tag, but I needed a little gift item like this, so this seemed like a good opportunity to make one.

Thanks for your visit today and if you would like more tag inspiration, please head over to A VINTAGE JOURNEY, and of course we would love it if you share your tags with us there.


Maryann Laursen said...

This is ana amazing and simply beautiful creation. I love how decorative it all ended up, soooo filled with fancy details everywhere I look, and everytime I look over it, I see new details again. You´ve done such an awesome job on this and it sure is far more than just a tag, that´s for sure. Stunning work, well dome and thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week-ebd everyone.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic creation Astrid, love the soft vintage look, and how you have put the pieces together to get such a delightful result. Hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

Lovely, lovely tag wallet - the cut out on the front cover is so effective (must get out my also much-neglected media dies) and I love the embossed textures inside. Perfect vintage look, as ever!
Alison x

A Pink said...

Absolutely Gorgeous ! Astrid You really have spoilt us ! Love the idea of a tag folder and even more so when its this fabulous . Detail, texture , beauty it has it all . I feel well n truly indulged - thank you .

Have a lovely weekend
hugs x

Nancy Wethington said...

So beautiful!

Annie said...

A totally stunning tag wallet Astrid and it will be treasured by the recipient for sure. The details both inside and out are fabulous ...can't decide which is my favourite as I love it all xx

TFS and have a great weekend
Annie xx

My name is Erika. said...

That's a gorgeous tag book Astrid. I think I have said this before but you are vintage expert. Hope you are enjoying some cool weather. We are having one nice day (but it is a 4 days holiday weekend so I can't complain) before it warms up and finally by Monday gets hot again, so I am going to enjoy this for sure. Have a super weekend. Hugs-Erika

Paper Wishes said...

This tag has a beautiful feel of a long lost treasure rich but faded colours and lots of fine delicate details. A lovely gift to make and to receive. Thanks for all the pictures and process shared. x

Dorthe said...

Love it Astrid, a wonderful tag wallet, and the tag so beautiful, too. The front cover looks amazing with the die cut and colors- gorgeous creation.
Hugs, Dorthe

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Astrid. Your art work is always brilliant and this tag is no exception, loving all the detail. Sadly I did not dress for the Steampunk festival. I would love to but need a buddy and no-one I know is interested so each year I go and take lots of photographs which I probably wouldn't be able to do if I got involved in the actual festival. It is a shame though as the activities that go on are brilliant like Tea and Parasol Duelling, Lady M's Gin demonstrations (she cooks various things and everything has Gin added to it) then there are evening balls, it just goes on. If you'd like to know more they have a website here:
Have a great weekend, Angela xxx

Julia Aston said...

Goodness Astrid! what great textures and colors on every side of your joined tags - a wonderful creative design putting them together - your lovely color choices make this look so elegant and Victorian! Julia xx

Meggymay said...

It is a stunning project and a wonderful gift idea. As always your vintage style and colour combinations look beautiful.
Yvonne xx

Helen Wallace said...

A perfect little tag/card/gift all wrapped up in vintage texture and style. Love your work Astrid and this one is right up there with the best of what you create. I love the every facet of this little treasure. TFS

froebelsternchen said...

I am in awe of all the fancy details and the double tag booklet is an ideal gift and a treasure ! You always have the best ideas and the hand and knowledge to make the most wonderful art!


Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your tag folder is amazing! I love how you joined the two tags together and the tag designs are stunning 😁. You created so much lovely detail with your vintage style, textures and embellishments - so beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy September! J 😊 x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I'd so love to hold and hug these Astrid they are full of texture and colour that everyone falls in love with. Beautifully created with just the right amount of embellishment. A big treat for us all which i'm more than sure you had fun creating.
Thank you for sharing these sweetly designed tags. Have a fabulous weekend.
Hugs & creative wishes Tracey xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Astrid you ALWAYS have so many wonderful ideas and this is just one of the tops for me! Each tag, front and back, is just stunning! I could sit and look at them for ages. Gorgeous work. Jennie x

Redanne said...

Astrid, this tag booklet is a gift in itself! I love all the beautiful texture you created on the front and back, it has a wonderful vintage feel to it. This is definitely a new favourite of your work for me, I think it is gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Gail said...

So beautiful - TFS and you will be missed at the Mini Album blog - thanks for showing us your creativity - absolutely stunning - thanks for the nice freebies you have offered as well - have a lovely week!

Anonymous said...

Hello i was to the hospital when i discover you art work, beautifull raally, i Wonder which are the color you use for this beautifull tag, could you tell me. Congratulation really it's beautifull.

Kate Yetter said...

That front cover is so rustic and vintage and then you opened the tag up...Wow! I was not expecting that explosion of color and that lovely vase of flowers against the floral background. So pretty, Astrid! Your art is always amazing and beautiful!!

Carole Pollard said...

Just wonderful the detail is just amazing they are so beautiful Love and hugs Carole x

sarascloset said...

Wow, Astrid! What an amazing 'tag' filled with so many surprises! I am in love with your 3D embossing (surprised?) I have NEVER seen it look more beautiful, and the Funkie flowers seem to be right at home! The front cover with the mixed media die cut background, the gorgeously enhanced Impresslit, and lovely jar and flowers is just stunning! Love it all! Whomever received this as a gift is truly blessed! Hugs!

Jackie PNeal said...

Oh the flowers are so beautiful! Shame that paper is no longer available.
Your tags are beautiful! I so love the muted colors- i am really feeling them! Your layering has always amazed me and really makes me want to learn how to do the same myself! I mean do you have a plan when you start out? Or do you just go along and it comes natural?
Either ,my dear- Beautiful tags! Just beautiful!
Jackie xo

Patty O'Malley said...

What a fantastic project, Astrid! Love all the details especially that mason jar!

Rose918 said...

I’m a long time fan, and want to say how much I appreciate your creativity and talent.

Unknown said...

Hello, thank you for this beautifull tag, and for sharing. COuld you tell me wich vintage ink you use for the tag ? Thank you

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