Rather Retro Tag by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, this week I have a little more inspiration to share for our new challenge today over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog. I’ve created an exceedingly floral tag with rather a retro vibe to it reminiscent of fabric and wallpaper from the 1970s.


That’s Crafty! Surfaces – White/Greyboard Heart Size 3
That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Textures Collection Set 1, Lynne’s Affirmations Set 6
Distress Oxide Inks – Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick


I made my own tag from mixed media paper and it’s the same proportions as a size 8 tag so you could use one ready made if you like.

To make the background, I simply stamped the funky flower image repeatedly on the tag, starting with the pink, and then blue followed by purple. I filled in the gaps left with the green and yellow and finally a little linen.

I covered the heart shape with a thin layer of texture paste and drew a rough stripy pattern with an old store card. Once this was dry, I swiped on some Worn Lipstick ink, misted with a little water to make it run a little and then dried it with a heat gun. I next swiped on some Wilted Violet, repeating the misting and drying.

I stamped some extra flowers in orange, blue and green on a scrap of mixed media paper, colouring the centres with contrasting ink using a fine paintbrush, then cut them out. I stamped the bubble design from the texture set on the edges of the heart with the violet ink.

I glued the heart onto the tag and added the 3 cut out flowers. As a finishing touch, I stamped my chosen affirmation on black card with embossing ink and heat embossed it with white detail powder. I cut the text into tiles and glued them on to my tag.

As mentioned above, we have a great new challenge for you today over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog with a great prize for the randomly drawn winner.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Love this one Fliss although I think it has more of a 60’s groovy vibe :)
    Donna xx

  2. Beautiful colorful tag Fliss , love it!!

  3. Truly brings memories to my mind, of fantastic flowery wall papers, Fliss, the colors work bright and happy together, and I love what you did to the heart, creating texture, and the misted inks . Lynne`s Affirmation fits so beautiful here.
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

  4. Gorgeously bold and lovely to see one of the Affirmations used on such a colourful creation. So pretty.

  5. 70’s, 60’s? It’s definitely got a colourful vibe, very funky indeed
    Amanda x

  6. You have really captured the era of the mid 60's/early 70's Fliss. Wouldn't that pattern make a wonderful wallpaper?! The addition of the heart with it's extra blooms is an eye catching addition.
    Hugs Tracey xx


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