EDIT: I want to congratulate PATTI PAINTER who is the winner of last week's Tag Challenge. You can see her beautiful tag here.
I have never really made many tags, except for Christmas, and I am having so much fun participating in the tag challenge Joan has every week. This week I decided to use one of the flowers from the JustRite Mother Nature's Gifts Set. I stamped the flower with Versamark Ink on white vellum four times. I cut it out with scissors, making each layer smaller so it would have lots of layers like a real flower. The vellum was colored on the back with yellow and orange markers. I forgot I wanted to spritz it with water and layered it using small pop dots before spraying it. I wasn't sure how it would work, but spritzed it after it was layered. It did help to curl the petals, but think it might have looked better if I would have spritzed each layer prior to assembly. I used the heat gun to dry it before placing in on the tag.
I used a manila shipping tag and cut a piece of design paper from a "My Mind's Eye" paper pad. The colors were a perfect match for my flower. The bottom edge of the design paper was punched with the Martha Stewart "Daisy Dot" border punch. I saved the little flowers that were punched out and added them to the top of the tag. Several Sizzix branch leaves were die cut and tucked in under the flower.
The sentiment is from the JustRite "You're So Sweet Set". It was stamped using Black VersaFine ink and clear embossed it. Using scissors, I cut around the frame then sponged it with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink. A Cuttlebug border, that I have had for a very long time, was embossed on a narrow piece of vanilla card stock. I pierced holes under each point of the zig zag design. This border and the edges of the tag were sponged with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink.
I hope you will join us this week in the challenge and start your collection of tags. I have placed all my tags in a box and now I'm thinking they might make a great gift for someone.