Hi friends! I love to stamp on tags! I love it because they are smaller than a card. I don’t worry about messing it up, it is fun and freeing. I also love having a box of 500 large tags in my drawer because it feels like an endless supply and I don’t feel like I have to hoard them. If I run out I can inexpensively order another box from Papermart. I wanted to play with some old shadow stamps (if you don’t have shadow stamps you can use a foam bath block, acrylic stamp block or cut a piece of craft foam or Styrofoam and use that) because that was the challenge this week at Oriental Stamp Art and it really helps to create a cohesive layered design. Confused? Watch this video to see how it is done:
Use your favorite stamps and ink and follow along!
- Stamp shadow stamp using your lightest ink.
- Stamp your focal stamp on top with two ink colors (rock and roll technique.)
- Stamp smaller background elements to fill in. Make sure to overlap images to anchor your design.
- Apply a stencil to the tag and spray ink over it.
- Add tulle to the hole in your tag.
I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial, now you can make bookmarks and gift tags until your heart’s content! Happy Crafting!