Thursday, 30 June 2016

A June Tag...at last

So for me today... school's out for summer which means I finally get a chance to blog about my June tag...just in time before July tomorrow!
Here it is...
As usual you will need the two Graphic 45 Children's Hour papers for this month and a 4" x 8" tag made from any cardstock. You will also need: some florists' wire, green card, co-ordinating ribbons, a piece of thick card or chipboard and a leaf/frond punch.

Start by colouring the florist wire green - I used distress ink..,.
Set the wire aside to dry and begin covering your tag. I covered the whole tag with paper from the bottom left of the June montage paper - I drew round the tag then cut it out and stuck the paper on...


I then inked the edges of the tag and stuck a piece of thick card to the right hand side of the tag to raise up the panel I planned on sticking on (you could just use foam pads but I find this method quicker!)...

Next I cut the panel from the June Collective paper (cutting round the flowers) I stuck it on to green card to give a thin border and add strength... 
 I cut the border round the panel - I also cut the 'Oh what a beautiful day' sentiment and the little girl holding a bouquet (also from the Collective paper)...
 I added the panel and the sentiment to my tag...

Next I used hot glue to attach the green wires to the bottom left of my tag...

I then hid this by sticking the bouquet holding girl over it... I then watched some TV and cut out a load of flowers and leaves and punched some fronds using my Martha Stewart frond punch...

I stuck the flowers and leaves onto my tag - some to the wires with my hot glue gun (though glossy accents also works well for this) and some to the tag using foam pads...

Here are some close ups...


 I punched a hole and added my ribbons and the tag was done!


I hope you give this a go - It's my favourite tag so far.
Happy crafting and enjoy July!
Jane x

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