I loved this month’s tag.
Let me start at the beginning. I opted to make actual Manila tags using old file folders. They are a little sturdier than the plain cardstock. One file folder made 8 tags (if I remember correctly) and there were some leftover bits that I am going to make into smaller tags. We’ll see how that goes.
From there, I added some washi tape. I have the smallest collection of washi tape and I am not 100% sure it will be a supply I keep in stock. There are some neat things that one can do with it but I’m rather partial to other tapes such as colored electrical tape and that lace tape I found at Dollar Tree.
Stamping on the washi tape was fun. I got to play with some newish stamps (that are actually for soap making). I used a sepia stamp pad. It’s my only expensive stamp pad and I had hoped it was waterproof. Not sure it really is but it worked for this.
I used my homemade alcohol inks in spritzers to color the background and my paper flowers. My smallest flower had a huge hole in the center so I added a gold bead. Since I was going with gold, I picked out some gold heart pendants for accents. I just snipped off the loop with pliers.
The keyhole is a brad which looked a little funny on the card. You insert a brad through a hole so I was left with this circle you could see through. I added some antique lace (new to my stash and I am so excited to actually start using it). Then, of course, I added more at the top.
I have to say this is my favorite so far. I am loving this challenge.