Monday, January 16, 2012

"Time to Fly" Luggage Tag

The new challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is "Birds of a Feather" and as a DT member, I decided to create something practical and needed....
a new luggage tag for my carry on bag! 
Here's how I made it: 
The base of the tag is a 3.5" x 5" laminate sample that I had gotten from the hardware store.  Using Studio Multi-Medium, I applied the paper (WRMK Vintage Blue "All A Twitter") and trimmed to fit.  I used a variety of travel stamps to add the wording around the birds.  I printed the "Time to Fly" on cream paper, cut out and adhered to the tag.  Then with Distress Inks and a waterpen, I shaded all around the various elements.  To protect the tag, I used an acetate page from the Making Memories Clear Creations "Travel" booklet.  The page I chose had the leafy border already stamped on it and it matched perfectly.  I trimmed it to fit the tag and then attached it along the edges with Glossy Accents. 
I put the back side together just like the front.  I cut out the bird and branch art from scrap and applied them with a glue stick.  I used plain acetate on the back side and applied with GA.  To make the tag extra durable, I added a foil border around the edges.  I could have used copper foil (from my stained glass supplies) but decided I wanted it to be green.  So I took aluminum duct tape and cut it into strips that I colored with green and brown alcohol inks and then wrapped around the tag.  I added a chain and the tag was done.  Now I have a practical and pretty ID tag to put on my luggage!
I've entered this tag in the following Challenges:


Paper Squirrel said...

So adorable! Love the birdies and the sayings...perfect for travel. Great tip to use the laminate sample.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So cool!!! Very creative...I wanna know your address...jk!!! Love the color scheme as well!!!

bonnie32002 said...

What a great idea to use these samples as a luggage tag! I probably had some at one time, but who knows where they went.

So ok, your making a tag for luggage; where ya' going?

Unknown said...

So creative, love it. My favourite colour too. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

Tamara Morton said...

What a gorgeous creations, a big thank you for joining us at Lets Ink It UP this month. Good luck in the draw.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely creation!

greetings, Alie :-)

Paula Whittaker said...

cute tag

ellen vargo designs said...

Love your luggage tag - hope you get to go somewhere fun with it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ellen :)