Thursday, March 2, 2017

Anniversay Celebration at A Vintage Journey

We are celebrating our third anniversary over at A Vintage Journey.   All Aboard - to see what the Creative Guides have made for the occasion.  Simply Click here.

This time around we were challenged to make anything we like.  I made a tag in anticipation of Spring with some bright - yet vintage colors.   Nothing says spring like the arrival of flowers. Enjoy!
The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Tag You're It.
I will be adding my tag there as well.
While I'm at it, I'll add this spring tag to the challenge over at Frilly & Funkie.
They are having a Welcome Spring Challenge.
Here are some highlights -
I made my own tag by cutting a strip of manila cardstock 3.75" X 12".  I placed the tag top through the Dotted Scallop Circle die, from Elizabeth Craft Designs, as shown above and ran it through my die cutting machine.  After the top was created, I trimmed the tag to 7" long.

Using Distress Ink with an ink blender - color was added.  I used Abandon Coral, Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron.

When the color was what I wanted, I ran the tag through my machine with an embossing folder designed by Karen Burniston called Trendy Tiles.

Next the flowers were cut using the Lacy Poppies die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Then they were colored using Copic Markers and a little shimmer from A Wink of Stella.

For the ribbon I colored some Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon using the Twisted Citron reinker.  To do this, drop some reinker on a craft mat, add some water to the ribbon and the ink.  Dip the ribbon into the ink until it is colored.  Dry with a heat tool.
Now all that is needed is to assemble -
Enjoy your weekend,


  1. Beautiful warm colours and stunning flowers Sandy x I love Spring and your make warms my heart

    Happy Birthday xx
    Hugs Annie xxx

  2. A wonderful tag! Sandy Those vibrant colours and shimmery flowers are so uplifting. Such a clever way too of creating a scallop top .
    Happy AVJ Birthday

  3. Love these bold and vivid colours - perfect for a celebration! The shimmer of the flowers is so cool. Happy travelling!
    Alison x

  4. What a fabulous Spring like tag Sandy and perfect for a birthday celebration too. I love the colours and flowers and the promise of warmer weather to come. Thank you for being a fabulous Creative Guide sharing this creative and artistic journey and being part of the team. Huge hugs xxx

  5. Hi S@ndy! I always forget about this die cutting trick, thanks for the reminder! What a great shaped tag and absolutely gorgeous use of these cool poppy dies. Hugs, Autumn

  6. Hi Sandy, love how you made your own tag. The colourway is so so uplifting, just what we need for a celebration. Love the focal imagery too. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

  7. Such a fabulous colourful tag Sandy! I love how you created it with that circle die, very clever! The bright colours really give that wonderful Spring feel, a wonderful project to celebrate our birthday!

  8. Love the top edge of your tag and pretty embossing Sandy - the colors are glorious harbingers of spring (tomorrow is supposed to be in the teens but spring WILL come!!) The dark die cut blooms look great against the bright background - a lovely project to celebrate AVJ's 3rd Year! Julia xx

  9. Wonderful Sandy - super colour and great design xx

  10. Wow! Sandy your tag is STUNNING! I love the bright spring colors and the texture on the background! Thank you for the tip on another way to use a die; I'm going to give that a try! Your poppies and ribbon are gorgeous and really pop off the tag! Thank you for your wonderful inspiration! Hugs!

  11. gorgeous colors!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  12. Fabulous tag Sandy, love your bright Spring colour palette and great tip on cutting the decorative border on your tag, will have to remember that one! Deb xo

  13. Beautiful tag Sandy love the design and colours you have used xxHilda

  14. Bold, bright and beautiful! I love it Sandy. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  15. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love it!! :)

  16. Loving the drama of this Sandy! Those flowers really pop beautifully against the blended background xx


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