When I strolled through our new queen Susie Australia's beautiful gallery I knew I wanted to do a tag, and was inspired mainly by this vintage tag and this little girl tag I wasn't sure how I was going to incorporate it into a card, but at some point in the process of this card when I was playing around with the butterfly, I came to the realization that I could use the butterfly itself AS the pocket! This ended up working even better after a big "uh oh" moment when the butterfly tore in two. As I was trying to figure out how to reassemble it I overlapped the two pieces and loved how it looked. I reinforced behind the join with a cardstock oval then glued down only the edges of the butterfly.
My tag has rub on accents and a jumbo eyelet with twine. It it layered over an embossed black piece with pocket watches. I'm playing along with the Dirty Dozen central theme of "time" with the thought of taking time to remember and vintage images and accents. My base has a woodgrain wheeled onto it as a nod to Susie's girl tag.
Close ups and a photo of the tag out of the pocket are on my blog
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013 GMT Views: 1501
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11165
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:24 AM
So vintagely beautiful....Love the butterfly, one would NOT notice she was at the vets..;0)...good cover, and love how you used it as the pocket....wonderful case...TFS...:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: April 4, 2008 Location: Sahuarita, Arizona originally from New Brunswick, Canada Posts: 18355
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 10:34 AM
wow, wow, wow.... what a gorgeous vintage card and tag... love all the lace, burlap, charms, flowers and all the details too numerous to mention... love the colour combo which makes it look so vintage... absolutely love it....
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 26428
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:04 AM
What a gorgeous collage! I love all the elements you chose for this: that beautiful butterfly, the different trims, all the cool stuff on the tag..wow! Such a lovely card and hey..you managed to fit in 4 challenges..great job!!
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 2:20 PM
Fabulous, Gail!!! I love how took Susie's very pretty card and made it into a pocket tag card AND it is so pretty too!!! The way you used the swallowtail butterfly is genius! Oh, into my favorites for sure...may have to case this beauty!!!
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39842
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 2:43 PM
Gail this is one eclectic kind of card done to perfection. Susie is going to flip over this. WOW job! TFS :0)
------------------------------ Cathy B aka: Mutnik ....or is it Nutmeg?! I get so confused!
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