July 14, 2011

Birthday Invitation Tag

Well, what a nice way to spend a Thursday... I got a layout done today( for SOUS July 22nd post) and a birthday tag invite for my upcoming Birthday.. Dont' ask me how old I will be, cause you will make me into a very dishonest person..LOL
most of my friends and family have Facebook accounts so I was lucky enough to kill 100 birds with one stone sending invites out that way, but then I wanted to make an invitation for my one and only cousin, who doesn't do FB..
I didn't want your regular invite and being its not for a child, I decided to go all Tim Holtz and distress a big tag..

here is my invite:
The tag measures 4" x 7" and I cut it out of cream colored cardstock.. I firstly, took a phrase stamp by Tim Holtz and covered with embossing ink.. stamped all over the tag, then covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set..
then, started my inking.. Using my inking tool, first I used: Spun sugar, then Tattered Rose, Worn lipstick and finishing it off with Fired Brick... Once the pinks had all dried, I lightly rubbed it with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo..
I torn a piece of paper from Graphic45's 8x8 Once Upon A Spring collection and distressed the edges with Rusty Hinge.. glued it down and then randomly stamped some flourish images on the sides and a few butterflies.. I used Worn Lipstick for the flourish and Rusty Hinge for the butterflies..

then glued down some lace and ribbon, added the flowers and leaves, feathers and finally did some computer generated text and cut them into small strips, which I distressed using Rusty Hinge.. glued them down and last but not least, added some fibers.. Whew!! it was so much fun to make these tags.. gonna make more as soon as I catch my breath...LOL
here are a few close ups:

the text says (for those of you who don't read finnish..LOL)  Come Celebrate Nannés 40th Birthday, Saturday August 6th, starting at 5pm.. I have to work that day, but I'm sure I can get a party started in no time..LOL

supplies used.

Cream Cardstock
paper trimmer
flowers and leaves by Iamroses
Tim Holtz distress inks:
*Spun Sugar
*Tattered Rose
*Worn Lipstick
*Fired Brick
*Rusty Hinge
*Vintage Photo
Inking tool

Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection
"The Journey" 
and  "Flights of Fancy"

Graphic 45's Once Upon A springtime collection

fibers by: Funny Fibers
Crop a dile
small circle punch
brown cardstock
Okey dokey ladies.. thank you all so much stopping by and checking out what I have been working on today.. I really love how the tag came out, wanted a vintage feel and look to it, since I'm starting to feel a bit vintage myself..LOL   Even though, I dont' feel a day over 24.. LOL
Hope everyone has a wonderfully creative rest of the week..


  1. wow.... what a fabulous idea! It turned out beautiful, very elegant. Love it!

  2. Luckily you only had to make one of these. It is so gorgeous and I can tell lots of work and time went into it. I love the background stamp you used and all of the inking! I have been waning that spring time collection;) Did you tell the truth of your age on you invite, lol! Happy early birthday!

  3. This is beautiful! I wish you a fun celebration :)

  4. oooooo love this to bits, what a gorgeous tag...and you still a baby :)

  5. Gorgeous, what a special invite!!!

  6. this tag is gorgeous, Nanne! I hope you have a great celebration, my daughter is getting married on that very day!

  7. Wow what a great invitation!

  8. Beautiful Nanne!!! Love the concept of a tag instead of the normal card invite!!! Beautiful distressing and I love the ribbon, lace and flowers on the bottom.

  9. Nanne, this is gorgeous!!! Love everything about it!! She's going to love it... Actually it would be hard for me to give it away!! Hugs!!