Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Golden Wedding Tags

This is a sort of addition to the 50th Wedding Anniversary card I made for my DIL for her grandparents anniversary. The whole family of children and grandchildren decided that rather than buy loads of different bouquets they would get a huge special one from all of them so Krystle (my DIL) asked if I could make something that they could all write their sentiments on individually and give with the bouquet as a lasting keepsake.

So, I decided to go with tags and these are the results. As there are three children and their families, the tags got split into three sets of a three, a four and a five.

First of all I blended a mixture of inks over the tags. Some are Brilliance, some are Cats Eye metallics or Encore metallics, then I created simple backgrounds using a mixture of sequin waste, stencils, rub ons and flourish stamps. I then used a selection of stamps all of which, with the exception of the 'Celebrate' stamp which was from a QVC HOTP kit, are from various Elusive Images themeplates and stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold Detail EP. From some of the photos it might look as though I didn't get a pristeen image but it's because I deliberately sprinkled tiny bits of gold EP onto some of the tags before the backgrounds were completely dry.



I used my BIA to turn the set of five into a little book and fastened the two smaller sets together with ribbons.



The great day is Saturday, VALENTINE'S DAY, and I hope they have a wonderful day.

10 comments:

veronica said...

what a lovely idea Lesley, and they look gorgeous

Theresa said...

I absolutely love all of these gorgeous tags! Fantastic job!!!

Phree said...

Wow Lesley, these are gorgeous and what a lovely way for the family to all be able to include their own personal messages.

Jo said...

Fantastic, Lesley. You've made a lovely job of these. I especially love the book of tags. I hope you'll be inspired now to make more lovely stuff with your BIA. Keep it up x

kathj said...

beautiful tags great blog!

Shirley said...

How absolutely clever of you and they are just gorgeous and beautiful keepsakes too!

stamp and scrape said...

I spent ages looking at these - what an amazing collection - the backgrounds are inked beautifully, and the embossing so effective.
What an achievement - 50 years!!
Ros

Deby said...

Fabulous tags and your colour scheme is gorgeous xxx

Deby xxx

Far North said...

Beautiful tags! What precious thoughts these will hope...they look perfect for the occasion. All the family will be happy will your addition to the occasion!

Debbie said...

A stunning set of tags Lesley, the colours and designs are beautiful, I especially love the tag book with all the pretty ribbons. Debbie x