Thursday, May 2, 2019

Spring Tag With Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly and Prima Havana

Sara Emily Barker Spring Tag Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Adorned Prima Havana 1

Welcome! Today I'm sharing a pretty spring birthday tag featuring Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly and Adorned die cuts and Prima Havana papers, flowers and ephemera. A heavy kraft oversized tag is covered with the paper front and back. I put my birthday greeting on the back, since there really wasn't room on the front.

Sara Emily Barker Spring Tag Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Adorned Prima Havana 2

Sara Emily Barker Spring Tag Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Adorned Prima Havana 3

Tattered Butterfly was cut from the designer paper and burlap paper. I cut a couple of flourishes using  Adorned Thinlits die and colored with Distress Oxide spray and ink. The flowers, greenery, papers and butterfly get help holding their shape with Prima Sculpture Medium and everything was adhered with Distress Collage Medium Matte.

Sara Emily Barker Spring Tag Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Adorned Prima Havana 4

I was able to coordinate a white gardenia with Abandoned Coral oxide ink and dripped some Distress Spray Stain in the same color on the background. Cracked Pistachio oxide ink tones down the bright green of the leaves and I also splashed some of that on the background. Edges were blended with Ground Espresso ink.

Sara Emily Barker Spring Tag Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Adorned Prima Havana 5

Sara Emily Barker Spring Tag Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Butterfly Adorned Prima Havana 6

I hope you like my tag as much as I liked making it! It was fun creating something with no agenda, but I'd still like to share with a couple of my favorite challenge blogs. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and blessings! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
Country View Challenges May 2019 - Opposites Soft, light and feminine colors with rough burlap and heavy twine.
Scrapy Land Challenge #113 Anything Goes I used 2 Sizzix dies and a Penny Black die.
Dies R Us Challenge #120 - Flowers I used 2 Sizzix dies and a Penny Black die .
Mixed Media Place April Challenge  I was inspired by the pink flowers and soft greens.


  1. This is so stunning, Sara Emily!! The layers and flowers are fabulous!! I love the colors and the pretty butterfly with the burlap!! Gorgeous tag, my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Gorgeous layered tag, pretty details.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  3. Wow this is beautiful - I love all the layering and details, gosh you are so talented!! Had to stop by when I spotted this at the Simon Says Wednesday challenge xx

  4. What a pretty feminine tag! I love the pretty flowers and that gorgeous butterfly. I especially like the burlap butterfly under the designer paper one -- such a gorgeous creation!

  5. I love this tag, Sara Emily! My most favorite thing to make are tags and, of course, I love butterflies on anything. Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SSS challenge!

  7. Such a gorgeous tag with the beautiful butterflies and flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

  8. A beautiful, feminine tag Sara Emily, the soft and rough works so well for our May "opposites" challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining us x

  9. Such a beautiful tag Sara and like Jane has already said, it has a lovely feminine feel to it. The layered butterfly is stunning, especially surrounded by those wonderful flowers. Great background too! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Gorgeous tag creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. A really lovely Butterfly tag, perfect for our Allsorts 'Feminine' theme this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  12. WOW! What a gorgeous tag! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  13. Gorgeous tag Sara! Love the layered butterfly and the colours are so very pretty! Wonderful background and fabulous details! hugs xx

  14. Such lovely, earthy colors and textures, Sara! I especially like the layered burlap butterfly! Beautiful! hugs, de

  15. Such a beautiful tag! Thank you for entering our May Challenge over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  16. Gorgeous tag Sarah :-) congratulations on winning a voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, can you please email us at

    Lols XXX :-)

  17. Oh yes! I can see why this is a winner! Sooo beautiful! Congratulations! Chrisx

  18. This is stunning.. don't those Butterflies look amazing layered up in this way. I was going to use that die for my last mini album but there was too much cut out from the page. Really beautiful tag.. Hugs Tracey xx

  19. What a wonderful project!! Thanks so much for joining the Opposites Challenge at CVC. Good luck and hope to see you again soon x Teresa DT

  20. Very nice tag!
    Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place!

  21. Amazing tag. Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place.


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