Pinkfresh Studio :: Everyday Musings Layered Tags
Hello! Pinkfresh Studio's latest paper collection, Everyday Musings, has happily come across my desk and I wasted no time creating a bunch of tags with it. With all those pretty colors, I have to say these tags almost made themselves!
The basis for most of the tags are the pocket cards. I love using these because they're great for the kind of layering I like to do, and already cut to 3" x 4" so sized just right.
Some have colored borders and white interior space; some have color all over, and some are covered in pretty design details. I keep this in mind when I'm building the tags--will I use the card's design as a focal point or will the card be partially visible only? Most of the time, it just depends on what I'm pairing them with--which stickers or ephemera pieces? What will my sentiment be and what size?
In between the layers of papers and pocket cards I added texture in the way of white paper doilies and white lace. I love the frill of the doily edge or the softness of the lace...sometimes, I even chose a little of both.
Then came the embellishing! I chose a lot of floral die cuts for this set of tags, including flowers in vases. They offer so much color and beautiful lines, and I love the way can curve around and frame my sentiment.
There are also a few chipboard frames on the tags, as well. I was happy to see a whole chipboard sheet of them in this collection because I've been a big fan of the frames from the last few collections. I don't frame photos with them on layouts, but I love how they can encompass a sentiment or anchor a handful of smaller elements together. Sometimes I'll even use them for a pop of color, just peeking out from underneath a pocket card or paper piece.
About half of the sentiments were from the Phrase Stickers, while the other half came courtesy of the Ephemera pack. I chose positive, cheerful messages like 'bright happy days' and 'all things sunny & bright.'
I just love having a bunch of new tags in my stash, and these--with all their pretty hues and images--are perfect for any happy occasion! I hope you're able to go out and make something that radiates sunshine today!