Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sunflower Tag

It's Totally Tags 'n ATC Thursdaze at!  Every Thursday the Design Team will be exploring different themes, elements, techniques or embellishments in miniature -- tag and ATC sizes only.  There is no restriction on what tools are used to create them -- die cut machines, punches, stamps, etc. The sky is the limit! 

This week our challenge theme is "buttons" and I am back in the garden again -- this time it's sunflowers.  Here is what I made:

And here are the details:
  • My tag measures 4 1/2" tall by 2 1/2" wide and is cut from kraft-colored card stock.  I used a tag from the Cricut George & Basic Shapes cartridge.
  • The flower is from the Cricut Cake Basics cartridge and measures 3 3/4" tall.
  • All of the papers came from my scrap stash.
  • The button is one I "borrowed" from one of my Mom's button boxes.  It originally belonged to my Grandmother and dates back to the mid to late 1930's, if I remember correctly.  It is wooden and the flower patterned is burned into the wood.  I used some brown and white baker's twine for the bow.
  • The white doodle behind the flower is a rub-on by Making Memories.
  • I used ink on the edges of the tag and then a white Gelly Roll pen for my faux stitching and hand lettering.
  • Jute, satin and grosgrain ribbons top my tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll take a moment and head on over the and see what the other Designers created for our button challenge. And make sure you check back in tomorrow for Digi Desserts Fridaze!

~ Jen

P.S.  I'm linking my tag up here . . .


Sandy Palmer said...

Jen, such a warm wonderful tag you made! Love the additional white you added to it! :)

Christine Real said...

This tag is just gorgeous! I love sunflowers and I love this tag! The colors are perfect!



Sue Crease said...

Jen I think your tag is just lovely, I like the warm feel it has with the sunflower on the kraft card and the doodling all around.

Creative M said...

A lovely tag!!
Have a FABULOUS day,

Brenda said...

OMGosh Jen your tag is just to precious! I loved that you used a button from your Grandmother's and mother's button box, how special that makes this tag! I hope you keep it for yourself and use it on one of your own layouts!

Suzanne said...

Jen such a pretty tag and love the button you used for the center of your flower. I have two huge tins of buttons from my mom and grandma. So fun looking through them. Thanks for creating a tag for the button post.

Melin said...

BEAUTIFUL TAG GF! I love that sunny and rustic feel to it! That button is gorgeous. What a sweet sentiment to your beautiful work of H(art)! Thank you just doesn't cover it my friend!
Blessings to you!

Sheena said...

Pretty tag! I love how that green pops off the tag and that cute button for the flower center


Cheri said...

I love tags and ATC's. The colors in this tag are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the 3 Girl JAM anything goes challenge.

Cheri - 3 GJ DT

mylittlecraftblog said...

What a very special button! It looks great on that tag. I would never give it away!!

alicaz said...

so pretty! Lovely sunflower and your doodles look really cool!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)