I am addicted to playing around with tags at the moment, I’m not sure why I just am! Of course I cant just make tags on their own, I have to have a little folder or holder to put them in so that means making a matching card too!
I have to say I’m really enjoying revisiting card making again after so long, don’t get me wrong I love art journalling but a girl has to have a change of scenery every now and then so I’m dipping my toes back in the card making waters for a little while and enjoying myself while it lasts.
Here is my latest tag booklet with matching tags, as usual I have taken lots of pictures so you can see how I created it.
Step 1: I folded an A4 sheet of card in half lengthways and widthways then made a pointy fold as you can see below:
The above folds give you a pair of pocket sleeves as seen below:
Step 2: I stamped the pointy card sleeve as shown below using a Dina Wakley stamp and a black brilliance black ink pad.
Step 3: I stamped the back area with a script stamp and a brown brilliance inkpad, I didn’t stamp the entire area below because the pointy sleeves will be covering it up:
This is what it looked like at this stage:
Step 4: I added colour to the pointy sleeve and the back area using direct to paper techniques with dye based inkpads (note: direct to paper or DTP is where you smoosh the inkpad direct to the card to add colour)
Step 5: I wasn’t happy with how it looked and decided I wanted more depth to the sleeves so I used a sponge, a brown brilliance inkpad and a Balzers Designs Crafters Workshop Stencil to add more colour:
With Stencil Removed:
I then flipped the stencil over and stencilled a mirror image of the design on the other side:
Step 6: I used doubled sided tape to affix the pointy tag sleeve over the top of the background to create pockets:
Step 7: I attached the entire pocket sleeve to the inside of a card blank using double sided tape and then embellished the front of the card blank using a tag I had previously stamped and prepared for this project.
The inside view of the card showing tags in their sleeve pockets:
Close up of handmade tags which are inserted inside the pocket sleeves: