52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 4 February 2018

Week 6 - 52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2018

The prompt for Week 6 is "Hidden Messages".  

What I mean by this is using pockets, flaps, ties, envelopes, waterfall or maybe like me a zip to hide your message.  The actual theme of what you hide is up to you.

For my tag, I have used patterned paper from the Dovecraft pack called "Sweet Paris" I covered the tag in the polka dot paper.  I then found a pink zip and stuck paper to either side of the opening, making sure the pattern matched each side.  I then flipped it over and lined it with a pink and cream striped paper from the same pack.  I stuck the zipper/paper to the tag and then trimmed to the size of the tag. I trimmed each side of the zip and the top of the tag with a narrow cream lace and made a matching tassel to hang from the zip.

This is the heart that is behind the zip.  One side is a pink/red coloured card, the other is covered in the same patterned paper I have used for the exterior of the tag.  

I typed the message, printed it, then cut it down to fit on the tag.  The message says "For hearing my thoughts, understanding my dreams and being my best friend... I love you xxx".

On the left hand side of the tag, I die cut three hearts and added and "I" to one heart, stamped the word "love" on the central heart and on the bottom heart added a die cut letter "U".

On the right hand side, I added a vintage looking flower, die cut a couple of pieces of foliage and added the Tim Holtz clipping word stickers "my heart's desire" to a small banner style tag.

To finish I inked the edges and added a paper ribbon to the top of the tag and folded out the top sides of the open zipper to show the interior.


  1. WOW this is absolutely stunning,beautiful paper and flowers and just love the zip idea with the hidden heart
    Carol x

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the time to look at the blog Carol x