Friday, October 21, 2011

bird cage tag

Wanted to share some pictures of a tag that I made for the bird cage swap at Frankie's last month. I hadn't heard from the person that my tag went to that she had received it but decided she must have gotten it or I would have heard otherwise.
I used the Tim Holtz (TH) tag die to cut the tag then embossed it with a TH folder after using the wrinkle free distress technique to color it. The birdcage and bird are cut using the bird cage die and colored with the silver Adirondack® Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber. Bird is colored with fired brick distress ink.
the floral ribbon is colored with Broken China Distress Stain and a silver dew drop placed in the center before gluing it to the birdcage. The sentiment is from TH and stamped on cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder then cut using a Stampin Up! punch. There is glass glitter "bird seed" in the little bottle.
I embellished the tag hole with Fun Fur and added a Word Stick, a key and a fob I made from a bead. The mulberry roses were tipped with Broken China Distress Stain.

Hope to be home next week from Spain and get settled in a bit so I can start playing in my craft room again by Thursday or Friday! I have enjoyed all the travels but since the first of September until now is a long time without all my toys to play with. Looking forward to creating lots of fun things that I have running around in my head. More later!


  1. Oh Vickie that is such a gorgeous tag you made and I would have loved to have received it. It seems an age since we did those. I do hope the recipient got it as it would be a shame if it got lost in the post!

  2. This is a gorgegous tag that you have made. Love the rich colours and the flower embellishments. It is such a shame when swap partners do not acknowledge receipt. I had that happen earlier in the year with a valentine heart swap that I know my partner got as I tracked in in the post!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

  3. WOW, I love this Tag! The embellishments are fabulous and I love the colours you have used.

    Linda xxx

  4. This is so very beautifully done! Such a wealth of texture and subtle colour. Hope the recipient really values it.

  5. Hi there Vickie have missed you on WOYWW dont always get around love this cage for Frankie's swap - hope you are ok, love Shaz in O.zx


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