They're very simple tags, as they're intended for practical use. It occurred to me that (apart from crafters) there is a group of people for whom tags are useful, and that's gardeners, especially the novices amongst us.
They're useful for labelling plants, adding reminders of particular tasks or treatments an individual plant requires or enjoys; not to mention reminding yourself what's where or what's what (to avoid the horrible consequences of ignorance outlined in the quote I just had to include today!).
I kept it simple with the stamping. The images are stamped in Potting Soil (but of course!), and I added my favourite Calligraphy Mat #19 in Rusty Hinge to prompt the idea that the gardener should add some of her or his own writing to these tags on the back, with whatever information is needed.
I did a bit of inking, both with Potting Soil and Rusty Hinge, and finally added a couple of splatters of Ground Coffee Dylusions - again encouraging whoever's using them to get them good and mucky - no need to keep them pristine!
Some simple garden twine - what else? - to attach them with and we're done. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Perhaps these gardeners' tags will have put you in the mood to come and play in our Spring is Coming challenge here at The Artistic Stamper this month... we'd love to see you there.
When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
(Hence the need for good labelling with tags!)
Artistic Stamper stamps - Garden Plates #1 and #2, Calligraphy Mat #19
Archival Inks - Potting Soil
Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge
Dylusions - Ground Coffee
From my stash - small luggage tags, garden twine