Monday, June 5, 2017

Vintage Tag

I created a vintage tag for a swap I joined on  
It's total size is 4-3/8" wide x 6-3/4" long.
This is the first time I've ever created one so I started with the idea of two tiers.
I settled on using chipboard covered with pretty paper.  

The base is edged with clear crackle over Distress Ink color Tattered Rose and then sprayed with 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist color Buccaneer Bronze.
The backside is covered in Blue Fern Studios paper where I signed & dated it for my swap partner.
The top piece is also covered in BFS paper which set the vibe & inspiration for the decorations I used.

After the two pieces were adhered together with foam tape, it was time to decorate!
But I faced a dilemma------my Crop-a-dile hole puncher wouldn't open up wide enough because of the thickness!  YIKES!  But luckily the 'little light in my head clicked on' and I used a drill bit to do the job!!  LOL!  It worked BEAUTIFULLY!  I was then able to run my ribbons through and tie them off in a simple bow.  

Decorating began with a Tim Holtz Metal Ornate Plate.  
I printed a photo of my 'obsession' - the early 1900's Super Model, Evelyn Nesbit.  
I have created many layouts of her: 
(Evelyn, Timeless Beauty, Imagine, Sweet Tuxedo, The Classy Evelyn Nesbit, 1925 Fashionista, Gypsy Soul).  

The photo was cut to fit snugly inside the ornate plate; pretty feathers placed under it; 
and then the plate was glued down, offsetting it on the tag.  

I stenciled a few small designs on the bottom of the tag with Copper Crackle.  
For an antiqued look, I rubbed the crackle with my fingertip along the edges of the tag 
and also in random areas in the center of the tag. 

Finally, some flower arrangements with snippets of ivory colored lace and leaf die cuts completed the tag.  
As I do with my scrapbook layouts, I incorporated the print in the paper as part of the design. 

Thanks for dropping by!  Have a great week!  Lisa : )

Products used:

Blue Fern Studios Mémoires collection ~
used on main tag & backside of base tag
Sizzix ~
BigZ die - Vintage Cabinet Card by Tim Holtz

Big Shot 

Magnetic platform

Tattered Lace ~
Ornate Leaves
Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors collection ~

Backside of "Beautiful Trees" used for leaf die cuts

Tim Holtz ~

Ornate Metal Plates

Prima ~
Decor 1 stencil

Finnabair Copper Crackle

Hug Snug seam binding - Eggshell, Mushroom, Rose Beige
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Moonshadow Mist color Buccaneer Bronze
Hobby Lobby - ivory cotton lace
Adhesives: Scor-Tape; Foam Tape; Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers ~
Carnations - Red Mix

30mm Wild Roses - Blue Mix

Aster Daisies - 2 tone Yellow

Gypsophila - 2 tone Antique Blue

30mm Wild Roses - 2 tone Mix

Mini Sweetheart Blossoms - Blue 

Mini Sweetheart Blossoms - Red


  1. Beautiful design, colors, flowers, love the metal and beautiful image!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the crackle, flowers and all the other beautiful details!

  3. Oh my, Lisa, this is so gorgeous!! So many details for such a tiny canvas! Love that you added the photo of Evelyn Nesbit for a little extra of your own personality. She is gorgeous and I can see why you like her! Love the crackle, and the colors of your flowers...beautiful!


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