I made this tag for the Tag Tuesday Challenge at Kard Krazy. The theme is school, so I made a tag using one of my favorite photo's of my brother's first day of 1st grade. My brother is 28 years old now! I wonder if there are any vintage tag challenges going on I could link up to?
I had actually put the photo on the tag and had planned on adding some school themed patches, however it was just far to busy so I decided to use this quote from Quick Quotes, along with a few buttons. Since the quotes are printed side by side on vellum I couldn't just adhere the entire piece over the photo so I positioned it the best I could and traced my brothers image and then cut it out. I think it turned out pretty well. A lot better than I thought it was going to!
A Tip: When you are attaching vellum like the quote above and you do not have anything to hide your adhesive behind or want to blend the vellum into your image like I have done on my tag, simply run your tag through a Xyron Adhesive Machine for complete coverage and adhere. I usually finish the look by rubbing the vellum into my image with my fingers. If you do not own a Xyron you can spray the vellum with a light coat of spray adhesive instead.
I am also linking this tag to Top Tip Tuesday.
I used a scrap piece of chalkboard themed scrapbook paper I got at the dollar store years ago for the background on the bottom of the tag. I added embellishments like the felt eraser from Jolee's and JoAnne's to create a blackboard scene including chalk that is simply white paper that has been rolled up. To finish it off I wrote my brothers name on the box and added the little sign that said First Day of School to tell the story of the tag without journaling. The alphabet ribbon that was used to separate the two different elements of the tag is from American Crafts.
I want to thank Kard Krazy for this challenge. I had fun creating the tag. It's been a long time since I have worked with school themed products. I also want to thank Top Tip Tuesday for the chance to share my project and tip as well as the chance to win some great prizes.
Until Next Time... Take Care!