Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Leaves.

I am so guilty of desperately wanting Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals and Leaves dies only to leave them unopened for several weeks in a corner of my craftroom  ….. if only I didn’t have to go to work!
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals 3
But, I have finally been able to have a play, and I love them.  I have started out with a very simple idea, making some gift tags as I hate these horrid bow things!
gift-bow-720
I’ve used a variety of papers to see how patterns, thickness and textures work. This gold one is made from quite expensive embroidered gift wrapping  paper that I bought, only to find that it’s almost impossible to wrap with!  The centre is a snowflake brad with a clear flat back gem super glued in the middle.
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Parcel Tag
My favourite is this red one.  I just love the paper. It came in my lovely parcel from Poundland in a sort of collage pack of bits and pieces.   It’s really thick spongy paper with the most fantastic texture. Unfortunately there wasn’t much of each colour, so I only made eight flowers like this. I am really hoping I can find some more similar paper on my travels, as I would love to make a Christmas wreath along the same lines.
Tim Holtz Tatter Florals
Once the flowers/tags were made up, I put a piece of double sided  foam tape on the back so that they can be stuck on a parcel.
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals 5
I’ve made up a box in various colours and papers and am curious to see if they take off when I put them in the staffroom.

9 comments:

misteejay said...

They are beautiful Helen.

Toni :o)

Debs said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, We have just managed to get this die, I think the expression rarer than hens teeth is true. I have planned to do something like your idea for christmas parcels as I a not a fan of tags. Bee

traceyg said...

These are gorgeous, love them

JaneH said...

Beautiful flowers!

Emy said...

Gorgeous flowers. My favourite is the red one too :)

Tinkertaylor said...

What a brilliant idea, I too have this die waiting unopened in my box.

flourgirl said...

They are absolutely STUNNING!!! They will be flying out of the staffroom and I can see you making loads more. They would look fabulous in a Christmas wreath. x

marc said...

They would look great on a card to
so many things you could do with them thanks for sharing big love marc

dizzytina said...

Love the gift tags they are stunning. I have nominated your blog for an award so pop over to my blog to collect it
http://www.scratchycatcrafter.blogspot.com/

Well done
Tina x x