This month I decided to revisit the fun I had last month with my Julie Nutting Stamps and make a few tags with her Tag Pad, which I LOVE! They are very sturdy and could take wet media I'm sure, but that's another project for another day.
Today I've made three tags with three different girls. One is what I would consider a "little girl". The second one looks like a girl that might be in elementary school and the third looks like a teenage girl. These tags could all be used as gift tags for birthday gifts, graduation gifts, Christmas presents and more. You could even place a gift card on the back of one! They are very customizable since you can make the girl's clothing look pretty much whatever you would like by using different prints of 6x6 patterned papers.
For each girl, I selected the stamp I wanted to use and stamped it onto either the Prima Julie Nutting Script Pad or Ledger Pad with Black Archival Ink, making the base for the girl. You could also use old book pages or sheet music. Next I pick out the 6x6 patterned papers that I want to make the girl's clothing out of. I ink the stamp again, concentrating on getting the ink onto only the girl's clothing that I want to stamp and stamp it onto the paper I've chosen for each article of clothing. The next step is to fussy-cut around each girl and each article of clothing. I find it easier to color the hair, any accessories such as head bands and shoes before cutting out the girl. After everything is cut out and colored, I start assembling the girls by using a quick drying, clear glue. I also used the Julie Nutting "Wing" stamp and cut out wings for each girl.
Next I took 3 of the tags from the Tag Pad and began to make a background for each girl. First, I measured the width of the tags and found that they were 3.5 inches wide, which told me how wide anything I would want to cover the tags with should be. I set about looking through some of my 6x6 patterned paper packs and found some papers to cover my tags with. I adhered the cut pieces with a tape runner. Then I decided how I would situate each girl on her respective tag and how her wings would sit behind her.
For the first tag, I put the little girl in the yellow dress on the right side of the tag, using dimensional foam, and I glued her wings down flat behind her. Part of a banner garland from Basic Grey True Love was adhered with dimensional foam, at the top of the tag above her head. A banner from Teresa Collins Simple Stories was adhered on the left side of the tag and some Thicker's chipboard shapes in hearts, a bee and some flowers were placed on top of the banner. A little bird was placed on her left wing. At the bottom a wooden ticket stub from Recollections that says "sweet" was adhered with tacky glue. A piece of jute tied off the top of the tag.
The next girl, is what I call the elementary aged girl, in the blue skirt and blue/yellow top. I placed this girl in the middle of the tag in the same manner as the first, with dimensional foam and the wings were glued flat. I used another piece of the same garland at the top of the tag, that I used on the 1st little girl tag. A chipboard piece from Teresa Collins that says "LOVE" was adhered at the bottom left of the tag. I took a chipboard butterfly from Jenni Bowlin and painted it blue with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Salty Ocean and placed it at the top right of the tag. A piece of seam binding was used to tie off the top.
The last tag is what I call the teenage girl in the rose print dress. I situated her on the far right side of the tag in the same manner as the first two girls. On her shoes I used my iRock and placed a rhinestone on each one. On the left side of the tag I adhered three of the Jenni Bowlin butterflies painted in Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Salty Ocean, Broken China and Spun Sugar. In between them I placed two Tim Holtz words from the ChitChat sticker pad. At the very top a "faux" pin, with a tiny banner on it was glued down.
The hair, headband, shoes and cheeks were all colored with Prismacolor pencils. The crown was colored in with a gold Copic Spica pen.
I really hope that you enjoy these girls and making projects with them as much as I am. I just love the customization you can do with them!!
Kellye has rocked again on this project.. I love the Julie Nutting doll stamps, that I must say I am addicted to them.. I love these tags, that kellye has made.. again kellye you rock....