I had a lot of fun with the last tag I made for a Tag You're It and Poppystamps challenge. So much so that I've been mulling over a second design that would suit both challenges.
Here's the design I came up with...
It's predominantly made from my 'left overs' stash. Do you have one of those? It's the place where all my extra pieces go... Normally because I've cut a few extra or I've cut the same die piece in a few different colours as I couldn't settle on which one I wanted to use.
The front tag has been cut from Kraft card and sponged with several shades of green, blue and brown from my Tim Holtz distress ink collection. There's even some Antique Linen in there!
The Serendipity Bird Frame (Poppystamps) has been backed onto Centura Card. The tiny leaves were left from my McGill Dimensional Lever Punch (Tree Branch) and the flowers were sent to me with a craft order. Any tiny daisy punch would do the trick, I think.
Once I added the Poppystamps Nestled Bird (cut from recycled packaging), the Delicate Chain (Poppystamps) and the birdhouse (Taylored Expressions, Birch Tree Accessories Set), it was simply a case of deciding on which flower embellishment centres I wanted to use. Can you see from the picture that I pierced a hole into the birdhouse and attached the chain through that, then cut into the chain to thread it onto the frame?
Once the twine was added the tag was finished, but I still felt it lacked something. I considered adding a butterfly, making a bigger tag and backing it onto this one as a frame... and then I remembered a double tag I had seen online some time ago. I figured writing on the back of a 3D tag might not be the easiest of options, so this seemed like the perfect solution.
So I untied the twine and cut the back tag from Centura card to mirror the front design a little. As I wasn't sure if Centura card was practical to write on I cut a distressed rectangle (Spellbinders) from hammer card, edged it slightly with Walnut Stain Distress ink and added a few extra daisies.
If you take a look at the Tag You're It design (below) that's posted by their Featured Designer, you'll see that this time around I've focused solely on the bird and flowers as the focus of my project.
I'm also entering this into Country View Challenges / Use Kraft card.
Yes, it was a lot of work for such a small project. But I had fun doing it.
Bye for now :)