Thursday, February 10, 2011
I am joining in on the Anniversary fun at Papertrey Ink today! The challenge for today is to create tags with a frame on it - and with all of the frame images that Papertrey has to offer, it is so easy to create something memorable! I started with Tag Sale #3 in Spring Rain and Melon Berry cardstocks. Isn't this a fresh-felling color combination? (Yes, that's a little spring fever sneaking in!) Add a little Vintage Cream and I have a little bit of colorful love. Sigh.
One of the fun things about Tag Sale #3 is that it basically has a built in frame! If you take a look at the background, you can see that I masked off the edges, and stamped Text Style II only in the center. So easy and it gives a nice subtle frame. When you're creating a project like this, why not add details upon details?
From there, I inked the edges with Papertrey's Vintage Tea Dye Duo, then stitched on a piece of Melon Berry that I had given the impression plate treatment with Background Basics: Diamonds. Just more details for this sweet tag! I set my sewing machine for a short, close zig zag stitch to adhere it. My focal point is the frame from Fillable Frames #10 and a sentiment from Fillable Frames #6. (Don't tell my other Fillable Frames, but the frame in #10 is my favorite! I feel a little guilty playing favorites, but that's the way it goes sometimes, hee hee.) The rhinestones are clear Kaisercraft ones that Papertrey carries, but I gave them a little coordinating treatment with my Copic.
This tag uses the same color combination. I used the Linen & Canvas impression plate on this one, along with the frame from Fillable Frames #1 and sentiment from Fillable Frames #12. The background is very subtle and done in the same way as my previous tag with Text Style. And I'm sure you recognize that gorgeous die cut flower as the must-have Beautiful Blooms II #1 - so cute!
Finishing off both tags with buttons, button twine and ribbon lend the perfect touches. I hope you found a little inspiration for creating some of your own Framed tags today! Don't forget to check out Nichole's blog to see the amazing prize for the challenge winner - you will LOVE it!
Have a great weekend! Be well.