Friday, 13 September 2013

Gently Falling Tag

I adore all leaf and flower stamp sets - a girl can never have too many, right?!  So when I first set eyes on the beautiful two-step stamp set Gently Falling, it went on my 'must have' list.

Last month's challenge for the card swap group I'm in was to create a tag.  Eeek!  This is something I really struggle with.  I think I can get a bit intimidated by all those gorgeous tags I see on other blogs and on Pinterest and then can't seem to think of anything original to do.  To help, I decided on two stamp sets I wanted to use and a favourite colour combination to help get me started.  Here's what I came up with in the end:

The background of the card is from a lovely paper collection called Natural Composition, and really it is more like card than paper.  There are a whole host of lovely embossed designs and I went for the classic Fleur de Lys for this tag.  I stamped my leaves onto some Naturals White cardstock ('cos it's got speckly bits!), first in Soft Suede and then in Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  The thrush is from Papaya Collage and is stamped in Early Espresso.  All were carefully cut out with my paper snips and positioned above a length of Cherry Cobbler seam binding and some leftover flower trim from the last seasonal catalogue.  I finished the tag with a scrap of First Edition paper, a vintage brad, and some crochet lace tied with linen thread.

Stamps: Papaya Collage, Gently Falling
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Card: Naturals White
Paper: Natural Composition and First Edition Speciality Paper
Other: flower trim (retired), Cherry Cobbler seam binding, paper snips, Victoria crochet trim, vintage brad, linen thread, crop-a-dile

It's all go here at Furry Tale HQ as I'm preparing lots of materials for some children's work at church this weekend.  Lollipop sticks, hot glue gun and.... Socks... who is very interested in what I'm doing... now what could possibly go wrong?!  With that in mind...

Congratulations on making it to the weekend!  Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Hi Victoria, this is a lovely autumn tag. Love how you've put this together and yes, I agree can never have too many leaf and flower stamps! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Sue x

  2. That's a really gorgeous tag Victoria - love the bird and the leaves are fab too. Oh no not a glue gun - every time I have to use one I end up with multiple burnt fingers lol. Have a lovely weekend x

  3. Adorable tag! I can see why you had to have those stamps! They are beautiful. The cat picture had me laughing out loud! Have a great weekend!

  4. I do love flower and leaf stamps, but tend to buy and then forget all about them... I've got far too many uninked stamps! Your tag is gorgeous, love all your details and great colours too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  5. Fabulous tag Victoria, I love the bird and the leaves.
    I hope you are keeping well.

  6. You certainly conquered that intimation with this fabulous tag, Victoria! I know what you mean, though. Some of the tags you see, some made by other friends, they just blow me away! Now you've made one to join the ranks of the others!! Enjoy the weekend! Hope you are feeling well! Hugs, Darnell

  7. That's beautiful, Victoria, a real keeper. xx

  8. I love this tag, Victoria! What a glorious fall creation. :-D
    I have a cat photo I have to share with you. Will try to e-mail it this evening.

  9. Victoria i am so glad you visited my blog....... i lost you when i switched to bloglovin :( but now i found you :)
    beautiful tag and i love your funny kitty photos :)

  10. Magnificent vintage tag of season. Beautiful ribbon. Wonderful paper. Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  11. Very pretty tag Victoria-I love that little bird and he sits perfectly amongst the beautiful leaves :)
    I want to BE that cat....wheeeeee!
    Nessa xx

  12. Beautiful tag Victoria.

    Aileen x

  13. A great tag and I love the cat picture! - Jacqueline xx

  14. Victoria, I'm with you on the tag making. I can never think of what to do with it, once it's finished. You did a super job on this those leaves and what wonderful colors you chose to set off the delightful tag background. Hope things are progressing well at your house, expect you are quite busy with all preparations. TFS & Hugs

  15. Love that tag! It works for a guy or a gal!

  16. I could never really understand about tags either unless it was for a special occasion gift but now I just use them on a card! I love your beautiful tag Victoria and I agree about leaf stamps! And trees... oh and birds... and - well I think you get the idea with that one! Vicky x


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