Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sssshhh....It's a Gift

Which begs the question why are you posting it for all the world to see but I didn't say I was being logical. I have a friend who does AMAZING wood work. Maybe someday I'll get to post some pics but I think I better ask him before I do. His wife who's one of my BFFs was asking about how to make some tags to put on his did I mention AMAZING pieces so I made him some which are going in the mail tomorrow. So Lucy...if you read this, don't show or tell!

Started with this: 

and aged the tags with the Distress Ink ( I also spritzed half of them w/ some ancient gold metallic spritz stuff I bought a long time ago) and then edged the tags with black ink. I used the inkpad as a stamp because I liked the pattern it made.

Got out a set of clear acrylic alphabet stamps I picked up on sale @ JoAnn's for $.90 (they were being discontinued so yes, I bought all the fonts they had) and stamped the initials and then threaded twine through them so they can be tied on to stuff. Here are the completed tags:

But they needed packaging so I put them in a cello envelope and used some paper from my scrap pile ( because we know we don't throw that stuff away am I right?!) and they're on their way tomorrow:

I hope he likes them! The colors remind me of the wood he works with. OK they also remind me of chocolates.

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★All Thingz Related★ said...

I love tags and these are great!

clground said...
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hitgroundrunning said...

I think these tags are perfect for the art pieces you are talking about, and I do mean art. I have seen and been honored to receive a few of these well crafted pieces :)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

hitgroundrunning, I wondered if you'd see these :) I'm so glad you did since you know the recipient! Thanks for following me.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks Rebekah. I love your blog re-design! So pretty.

Anonymous said...

Well, since I know who the tags are for, I think they are perfect and I sure hope they are well used.

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Lucy here! I won't say a word but he will LOVE those. They look amazing!

Dawn said...

These tags came out great! I love distress ink too! Just visiting again! Dawn

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love everything about these tags and even the way you packaged them! So wonderfully rustic vintage primitive folk art shabby chic looking!