Saturday, May 30, 2015

12 tags of 2015 May

Hello everyone! Once again, I didn't think I would make it in time with my version of Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 May, but I am happy that I found some time to make my tag.

I liked the combination of textures and mix of products on Tim's tag. Instead of using burlap for the tag, I used cork, and had the idea of making the tag look a bit like a cork notice board. It is supposed to look like an inspiration board, with random bits and pieces. I used the Tiles stencil and Texture Paste for the background. When dry, the paste was inked with Cracked Pistachio.

I already had a bunch of ready made quilled flowers, made with the Tiny Tattered Florals die set. The rest will appear on a project I'll be posting tomorrow. They were die cut from Classic Kraft-Core cardstock, which has brighter colours than the Nostalgic collection. The flowers were lightly sanded before rolling them with the quilling tool, which is supplied together with the die. I inked them and smeared some Rock Candy Distress Stickles on top. Two of them also got stamens. I used Sizzix new Precision Base Plate when die cutting the flowers, it makes it very easy to die cut intricate shapes and you don't have to pass them through the machine more than once.

The cork tag was mounted on a manila tag. I stamped the cork with a script stamp, from one of the Halloween sets. Brads were placed here and there, to look like pins in a notice board. 

I tinted a couple of Photobooth images some time ago, for another project, and then decided to use something else instead, so this image was already done. I distressed it quite a bit and added rub-ons. A mini paper clip was placed at the top. 

I liked Tim's technique with the Memo Pin, Typed Token and a Star brad. My ribbon was dyed with Cracked Pistachio and a little Gathered Twigs.

I really enjoy looking through the Small Talk pad for sentiments, since there are so many great ones there. 

Thank you so much for looking! See you again tomorrow. 

Happy Crafting! 




  1. I adore this Anna Karin - what a beautiful tag - my favourite! Hugs rachelx

  2. Oh wow, this is so beautiful, I love that you used cork for the background, it really sets off the colour of your stenciling and embellishments. Wonderful! Anne x

  3. I look at this magnificent tag and wonder how you manage to invent such wonders ?! As usual I ate with eyes all the details as if a little of your creativity could come into me. I love how you put the flowers, they seem to hang the coat hangers, and it's all very romantic! You're amazing Anna-Karin!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Stefania! I hadn't even though of the coat hanger detail. :)

  4. Great take on Tim's tag. The tiny tatters die is on my wish list. Your flowers are adorable. Like the bulletin board theme.

  5. Beautiful interpretation of Tim's May tag Anna-Karin, love the checkerboard pistachio stenciling and how your lovely flowers seem to be suspended from the little coat hanger clip. Perfect!


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