Posts Tagged ‘tag’

Tuesday with Tara {take 253} geometric tag bookmark

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  I was pretty excited this week to be able to do a curb-side pickup of some books at my local library and bring home some summer reads.  As I tucked the checkout receipt in as a bookmark after reading a few pages, I decided I should create some fun tags to keep my place.  Today I’m sharing one of the tag bookmarks I created, inspired by today’s ‘Random Acts of Cardness’ Challenge theme- geometric!

I’ve used a few Tim Holtz/ Sizzix dies on this tag, with a focus on the new hexagon stacked tiles set.  It’s a great little set which includes 5 each of 5 different sizes of hexagon dies.  I spent a bit of time the other day cutting hexagons from a variety of scraps of cardstock, inked & embossed backgrounds that I’d never used for anything yet.  I also had a variety of tags that had been inked or painted and never finished… this bookmark is what I assembled from those bits and pieces!

The hexagons I selected for this bookmark were all cut from a piece which I had debossed & painted with metallic rub.  I also spilled some Speckled Egg Distress Paint on it… which ended up looking pretty cool on this piece (not so great on the original project I was working on!).  I chose these pieces because the tag I was building on had been painted in a variety of shades of blue Dina Wakley paint and then stamped onto with her metallic ‘penny’ paint on some bubble wrap.  The gorgeous punch of metallic was a perfect match for these hexagons!  I stamped a few bits of text print into the open spaces to anchor the black elements I was going to be adding.

Once everything was laid out, I selected a wildflower to die cut in a bold black, along with a simple sentiment from a shadow script set.  The butterfly was already cut out in my little scrap box as well, but I added a bit of stamping, paint & metallic marker to help him blend in.  Everything was glued down with some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive which I am finally trying out, after hearing so many people rave about it!

I’m pretty pleased with how this bookmark turned out- it somehow is both bold and soothing at the same time.   I love how it lays perfectly flat, yet has a lot of visual texture.  It doesn’t hurt that it serves the purpose of saving my spot in my next summer read!

Hope you like it too!  I can’t wait to see what you make & share in our facebook group for our geometric theme today!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 188}

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’ve got a quick, cute tag that would be a great tie on to a Valentine’s gift, but I avoided the traditional red & pinks so it could be used anytime for someone special 🙂

Lawn Fawn’s mini sets are perfect for little projects like this and the combo of cute images, quirky puns and a fab price point make them pretty irresistable! This one in a chameleon set has to be one of my personal faves though (and it’s on SALE right now!)

It’s a fun one because it can be any color you want it to be… I sat and did a bunch a while back in shades of green, blue, yellow and orange and this little guy was the last of them.  I decided to work with a background of green & blue (mowed lawn & peacock feathers Distress Oxide on a kraft tag with a sweet heart pattern like this one from MFT) and to ink up a die cut heat with spiced marmalade & fossilized amber to tie it all together.  The little heart in the stamp set was a nice fit to add some black highlights to a few of the hearts in the background and a few glossy white dots (Nuvo crystal) finished it all off!  The detailing on the heart started out glossy white, but picked up the color from the oxides it was spread over.  Kinda gives a cool tone-on-tone effect!

I hope you like my little tag!  It was fun to put together and a nice break from the traditional valentine colors.  I’m looking forward to sharing with you again in a few days for our February Blog Hop, happening this Friday!  Be sure to check back and see what our design team has been up to!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 180}

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  (I’m just going to pretend this post isn’t a day late… gotta love technical difficulties!

I’m sharing a tag I made using many of the same products I used on my card from the ‘All That Sparkles’ blog hop.  This tag has a bit more of a distressed feel along with the glitter, but I simply used a torn piece of the tissue collage paper on a kraft tag.  The shape of my tissue wasn’t planned, but seemed like a perfect fit to use this die cut sentiment from MFT, miss you.

Missing people is a big part of Christmas when you’re far away from family, but I’m so blessed to have a loving husband and family where I am and technology to keep us all feeling close <3

I love the look of the Glimmer paste on the kraft tag and a bit of extra sparkle one one of my berries with some red Stickles glitter glue.  A full crinkle bow finishes off my tag!

With less than a week until Christmas (wow!) I hope you are feeling the warmth of the season and take some time to enjoy the people you are spending it with, as well as sending warm thoughts to those you are missing!

Inky hugs,

Tara