Using natural elements like shell buttons, burlap, wood and jute is a great way to add texture to a project. Today’s tag uses all four of those elements to give a rustic appearance perfect for a Fathers’ Day gift or textured scrapbook layout.
I used a dark red grid paper from Die Cuts With a View, and cut my tag shape so the chevron detail ran across the bottom. I punched the heart shape from a thin wood veneer, and inked it to add color using Colorbox Chalk Inks in Warm Red and Chestnut. I stamped the flourish onto the heart using their Premium Dye Ink in Kettle.
Once those pieces were finished, I cut a rectangle of natural colored burlap, glued it at an angle over the tag, and layered my stamped wood heart and coconut shell buttons from Buttons Galore and More (tied with dark brown hemp cord) on top. I added another lighter colored coconut shell button in the bottom right corner and tied a piece of thick twine at the top.
The space to the left of that final button will either hold a sentiment or subtitle stamped in that same Kettle ink. I haven’t quite decided whether this one will be on the gift or on the layout yet.
Thanks for stopping by for Tag Tuesday. Go forth and add natural elements to your next project!
Until next time…