One Lucky Girl!

Last Friday, I saw this tag on Pinterest and absolutely loved it! I knew that I wanted to save it for some inspiration in the future.  Little did I know that inspiration would hit THAT VERY NIGHT!  A friend of mine saw that I had pinned it and asked that I make one for her but change the number to 17.  Her husband and her will be celebrating her 5th anniversary this upcoming March 17th and I was in that wedding.  Knowing that I would be seeing her the next day for Irish Fest {more info on that tomorrow}, I couldn’t turn her down and did what I could to make one she would love with products I had on hand.

I started with a blank manilla shipping tag and then used my Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks to create the great shading on the bottom.  I also went back and added in some Broken China Distress Ink to make some of the green a little brighter.  Love how it didn’t turn blue.

I then went on to distress the edges before I added some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to them.  I got out my woodgrain stamp and used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp onto the right hand side of the tag.  The left hand side was made with my music note background stamp and New England Ivy Ink by Close To My Heart.

I went over the entire thing with some splatters of water from my paint brush to mute the background colors.  The next step was to grab a scrap piece of cream cardstock and put a strip of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape on it.  I used my Diamond Lace border punch by EK Success and inked them up a bit with what was left on  my green Distresss Ink Applicator and then adhered them down with a little space in between.  LOVING IT!

The next step was to pull out my box of Tim Holtz goodies. I went for the Grungeboard and pulled out my Alphabets to spell out Lucky and the number 17.  I also pulled out a large swirl and two mini stars.  I started with painting the stars and then covering them in Glossy Accents. I then used Shabby Shutters and Brushed Corduroy on the letters and numbers. I covered the numbers in Star Dust Stickles and then stamped on the letters with Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

While those were drying, I grabbed the banner shape {Milepost Corrugated Shapes from CTMH} and inked it up with Forest Moss and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  I threaded the back with Peapod Twine from The Twinery.  I inked up the swirl that I had cut apart in Peeled Paint and then adhered it down on the grid journaling card from Splendid Miss M that I had printed in black and white on cream cardstock and round the corners with my corner chomper.

The rolled flower was created with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge awhile back and inked up  a bit with some Shabby Shutters and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

I used a lot of Glossy Accents to adhere things on as well as Foam Tape {banner shape}.  All in all, I was quite pleased with how this came out and so was my friend.  I have another one in the works that I started on last night but that’s for another day.

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