I am very excited to be participating in my first craft swap through a blog! Karla's Cottage is hosting the Puppy Love Tag Swap in honor of Valentine's Day and the birth of her grand-dogs. They are just adorable, you need to go check them out!
The directions were very simple: make 6 tags with the theme of puppy love, and don't decorate the top of the tag near the hole because Karla will be adding a gorgeous cover she is making for everyone. Follow the size requirements, and decorate the back of the tag if you like, but it is not necessary. We will all get back a tag book with 6 different tags and the beautiful cover. Since this is not a secret swap or anything, I am going to show y'all what I made. Remember, I am not in any way a professional paper crafting artist. I just like to play around, so be kind!
The fronts of all my tags have a vintage image with the puppy love theme, either with dogs in the picture, or showing young people puppy love. Some are sweet and some are funny.I made this fringe by cutting a thin piece of rick-rack into little strips and glueing it under the vintage image, then sticking the whole thing down. I also wanted each tag to have some texture, so I layered different types of paper and materials. I didn't worry about puppy love when I was doing the backs. I used them to try out a few different techniques that I was going to use on the Valentine cards I am sending out this year.
I like the amour tag where I layered stickers and then outlined them with the gel pen. I recently found an enormous bag of fabric paints that I didn't know I had, most of which had never been opened. I used some of those to add dimension to the cards with puffy dots, or by painting over small images.
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