I recently signed up for a tag swap with CCB, and although I havent really done tags, I am finding out that they are a lot of fun! I guess they are pretty similar to cards, but its always fun to shake things up a bit and create in a different mindset.
For this tag, I used some of CCB's Chalkstock. The first time I felt this paper I was in awe of how luxurious it felt. Its super thick and has such a smooth texture to it. Being chalkstock, you can write on it with chalk, but I chose to use it as the base for this tag.
I cut out a tag shape using my Cricut. This chalkstock is thicker than my regular cardstock, so I had to set the pressure on my machine a little deeper. Once my tag was cut, I went through my box of embellishments and picked out a few I liked. I ended up using some goodies by Fancy Pants Designs' Attwell collection.
I cut a little piece of light blue cardstock and embossed some polka dots on it. Now, for the yellow embossing, I actually mixed some PearlEx pigment with clear embossing powder. I had never done this technique before but it actually worked pretty well!
After my paper was embossed, I distressed the edges with a scissors and also sewed it down to my chalkstock using my sewing machine. To embellish over the top, I cut a doily in half, and then added a sticker that says "smile".
I added a little mini banner using some twine and washi tape.
Lastly, I used a flower from Petaloo and misted it using Tattered Angels Wedding Pink Glimmer Mist as well as a few splashes of Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist.
I stapled the banner down, and then glued on the flower, and that pretty much finished this tag!
This tag ended up being sweet and simple but I love how the colors go together. I made a video as well so I hope you take a few minutes to watch!
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