Vintage Tag Featuring ‘Clara’

If you were reading my post the other day, you will have seen Clara….waiting to find a good home. Well, thankfully she has done just that – on a very vintage style tag.

clara vintage tag

I stamped ‘Clara’ by Visible Image stamps with black Memento ink and coloured her with my Spectrum Noir pens before cutting her out ready to mount on my tag.

I die cut the tag with a Sizzix Alterations die and added Tea Dye Distress Inks around the edges. I took a Kaisercraft ‘Distress’ patterned clear stamp and stamped randomly over the tag with Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. After all the inking I embossed the tag with an Embossabilities clock design embossing folder.

clara tag

Then to add a little metallic shine I rubbed copper colour gilding wax over the embossed clocks. I added some Versamark ink around the edges of the tag and heat embossed some Tea Dye Distress embossing powder. I love the sandpaper texture that this gives.


I used a brass effect metal frame attached with brads, then stamped Clara’s name inside using a tiny alphabet stamp set. I used Pinflair gel glue to add some 3d dimension under Clara.


Finally I took three colours of seam binding ribbon and spritzed with gold Artiste spritzing spray before scrunching up to add texture. Once dry I tied them through the hole in my tag. I added two shades of brown to a paper rose with my Spectrum Noir pens, spritzed with the gold spray then tied it to the tag.


I am entering this into the following challenges:

Visible Image – Tags Challenge

Creative Knockouts – Texturize It

4Crafty Girlz – Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers and More – You’ve Been Framed

Pan Pastels – Metallics

My Sheri Crafts – Anything But A Card

Sugar Creek Hollow – Make Your Own Background

Sweet Pea Stampers – Distress To The Max

That’s Crafty – Inky Antics

14 Replies to “Vintage Tag Featuring ‘Clara’”

  1. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more… I really like the textured background in contrast to the vibrant image.


  2. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous Tag with the DT from Premium Craft Brands PanPastel UK Blog. love your rich colours.
    Hugs Terry xxx

  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely tag for the Sweet Pea Stampers ‘Distress to the max’ challenge – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  4. Great tag Teresa, loving the background you’ve created and Clare looks fab.
    Thanks for joining us at the Visible Image challenge, good luck Karen (DT) xx

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