As we approach Autumn, I thought it would be fun to share a way to make a simple tag that can be used for gifts, as a place card, or even attached to a card base. By using a few simple techniques, you can make a bunch of these tags quickly, and save them for when you need them.
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Skill Level: Basic
Time to Complete: Approx. 15-20 minutes
Step 1: Die cut a tag out of Kraft cardstock. Cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock that is a little larger than your leaf stamp.
Step 2: Stamp your leaf with VersaFine Clair Ink in Pinecone.
Step 3: Apply Clear Mboss Embossing Powder to the leaf, shake off the excess, and heat set.
Step 4: Using Memento Inks in Pear Tart, Dandelion, Tangelo, and Morocco, apply using a blending brush. The colors should fade into each other and cover the entire leaf. The photo above shows the leaf not completely inked.
Step 5: Die cut the leaf using the coordinating die, or fussy cut it.
Step 6: Place the leaf on the tag to help determine where you will add Tear It! Tape. The Tear It! Tape will be used to add stripes of embossing powder. I applied 2 strips.
Step 7: Sprinkle on Shimmering Night Sky Mboss powder on to the Tear It! Tape, shake off the excess, and heat set.
Step 8: Ink the edges of the tag with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and a blending brush. You could also do this step before you add the Tear It! Tape.
Step 9: Splatter on Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold all over the tag. Let dry.
Step 10: Ink a small sentiment with VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink and stamp it on the tag.
Step 11: Apply foam squares to the back of your leaf to raise it off of the surface of the tag and adhere it.
Step 12: Add some ribbon or twine to the hole in the tag.
I think this tag is so pretty and festive. You can easily use different colors of Memento inks or different embossing powder colors to completely change up the look.
VersaFine Clair: Pinecone Ink
Memento Ink: Pear Tart, Dandelion, Tangelo, Morocco, Rich Cocoa
Tear It! Tape
Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold
Mboss Embossing Powder in Clear and Shimmering Night Sky
Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Framelets Tag Die Set
Strathmore: Smooth Bristol Cardstock
Stampendous: Jumbo Leaves
Simon Says Stamp: Tiny Words
May Arts: Organza Ribbon