Inspiration: Clean and Simple Die Cut Floral Tag

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I recently discovered a blog that posts clean and simple tag challenges! It’s called “Tag You’re It!” Pretty neat, huh? I decided to make a floral tag and post it to Challenge #26. The inspiration tag is created by Marybeth Lopez:

Floral Tag Inspiration Piece from Tag You're It!

I loved the three-dimensional butterfly, so this is what I pulled my inspiration from. I didn’t realize I had used the same tag die as in the photo until I was taking my own pictures! Oops 🙂

I have a set of flower dies (Partial Cut Flowers) from Simon Says Stamp that cut only the petals when you run it through your die machine; the centers stay uncut, so you can lift up the petals from your background.

These dies were the first thing that came to my mind when I was deciding on my layout.

Well, maybe the second thing… butterfly dies are somewhat scarce in my Craftbox.

Floral Tag - So Sweet of You! Beautiful for a thank you gift :)

First, I cut out the tags and stacked them together, punched the hole, then set the pink tag aside. On the white tag, I laid out where my flowers were going to go and die cut them in one pass.

Next, I die cut the tiny vines out of white cardstock and colored them by dabbing with a Copic marker (YG67, Moss).

Then, I used R0000 (Pink Beryl) for the overall color of the petals, then flicked out some R81 (Rose Pink) from the center, and finally a few flicks of R85 (Rose Red) to deepen the color.

A needle quilling tool lifted and slightly curled the petals, then I tucked the vines underneath with a dab of tacky glue.

Finally, I stamped my sentiment, added a few gems to the flower centers, and stacked my tags together again to set the eyelet.

Those of you who know me know I don’t do eyelets very often – I think I press too hard or something, but I always manage to smash them into an ugly mess, or they are so loose they drive me crazy. I managed to get one in my tag AND not mangle it.

Proud of me, I am.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my floral tag! What do you like to die cut? Leave a comment & let me know!

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  1. Congrats on your win, and thanks for the wonderful inspiration! I’ve wanted those flowers in the past, but now you’ve solidified that decision! They may be great dies, but it is your creativity that really brought them to life!

  2. Hello Niki: Oh WOW!! your tag is GORGEOUS!!! I’ve never seen this types of dies, this one in particular is amazing, so lovely it is that I jumped on to the SSS to go check it out. I didn’t have an account there so I created one, I will get this die next month, it’s beautiful.
    I’m so happy you shared your amazing tag on Tag You’re It challenge, Thank you so much for sharing.

    Maria Rodriguez

    1. Thanks Maria! I haven’t seen another die like that one either – I’m hoping they put out a butterfly one, or maybe another style of flowers (roses!).

  3. PS, I forgot to tell you that I have the SAME problem with those darn eyelets. I wanted to use one in my tag and mangled it so it just fell out of the hole. I just said the heck with it! I’m proud of you, too, for doing it perfectly!!

  4. Your tag is scrumptious, Niki! I’ll be off to buy that flower die when I’m done here as I am gobsmacked by it! I love the colors you chose, too!! Enjoy your day and thank you for playing in the TYI challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Very nice creative take on the challenge tag! You are inspiring. Thanks for joining us at Tag Your It!

  6. Fantastic take on the inspiration piece. Beautiful flowers and I like the eyelet. Thanks for joining us at the Tag You’re It! Challenge.

  7. Hi Niki, I am so happy you decided to play along! Wow this is a stunning tag, and I love your take on my tag. I don’t have many butterflies either this might be one of a few. I love that you used the eyelet. Oh my gosh your flowers are just gorgeous! This is a showstopper for sure! Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It, Niki!

    1. Marybeth, your tag is lovely!! I never would have thought to use a die for the dotted lines & swirls behind the butterfly. So simple and elegant 🙂

  8. GASP! Your tag, with the beautiful flowers and vines, is breath-taken-away, jaw-dropping beautiful! A stunning combination of colours and images, and you’ve clearly drawn inspiration from Marybeth’s tag and infused it with your own amazing creativity! I’m crushing alllll over this! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Tag You’re It gallery!

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