Monday, July 23, 2012

Pocket Tag!

Happy Monday!
Look at these fun new tags from Ranger. They are #10 manilla tags 4 1/4 x 8 1/2" of art surface. Ranger also has #12 tags and both sizes come in Black and Kraft too.

I'm loving the new Summer Distress Inks, so bright and cheery and used with the Spring Distress colors is a match made in heaven. The background of the tag is done with Tim's wrinkle free distress technique. Apply your ink directly to your Craft Sheet, spritz with water until ringlets appear, swipe the tag through the ink, dry with a heat tool and repeat until you achieve the desired look. I colored the front of the tag with the Salty Ocean and a little Feathered Peacock. The back side of the tag that will be folded up was inked with Mowed Lawn. Once your tag is dry score a few inches up from the bottom to make your pocket. Stitch around the outside a few times with black thread for a cute border.

The flower stamps I used are from the lovely Dyan Reaveley the set is "How Does Your Garden Grow". The set also features some cute little birds. Stamp the flowers with Jet Black Archival Ink onto Specialty Stamping paper and then dry with a Heat Tool. Paint the flowers with Distress ink by applying the ink directly to your Craft Sheet then pick the ink up with your Detail Water Brush and paint your flowers. Once the flowers are dry, cut them out with scissors. Stamp the stems and leaves for the flowers directly onto the tag with Jet Black Archival Ink and paint using the same technique as described above. Tie a ribbon around the bottom of the pocket with a bow.

Pop dot the flowers to the tag. Add a little glossy accents to the centers of the flowers and the word Dream, set aside to dry. 

I hope you all have a great week.
I would love to hear from you! 


  1. Now that's what I call a decent sized tag and I love how you have folded some up and it still looks a good size (thank goodness for Ranger). the colours you have used look amazing and love those Dyan flowers too. A x

  2. gorgeous tag, just like you xx