Tags of Inspiration | January 2014

Today, I have a little catch up post. I missed a post in January. The month went by in such a rush that I don’t even know which day it was, but that means I’m a bit late posting January’s tags. I am still going strong with these little creations. I look forward to playing every month to see what I can come up with. And the box is finally filling in.

(What are my Tags of Inspiration? Here’s my original post if you missed it and want the full details. I am simply making these tags as a trigger. They remind me of my tools, different embellishments, color palettes, border treatments, techniques to add to a page, etc… They are not exactly meant to be works of art in themselves — some are much prettier than others — they simply provide me with inspiration.)

Inspiration Ideas:

  • Reverse mask technique (versamark ink over the mask, heat emboss with clear powder and then ink over the top)
  • Grab Distress Inks at random and be surprised by the combination
  • Add a bit of navy
  • Add a pocket to hold something

Inspiration Ideas:

  • Punch a negative shape into the background
  • Colors really pop against black backgrounds
  • Add dimensional embellishments to contrast against the negative shapes

Inspiration Ideas:

  • Cute jars can hold any variety of little items
  • When you want a crisp background image, heat emboss in black
  • Use sticker words to reinforce a theme or feeling

Inspiration Ideas:

  • Use vellum to mute a bright pattern paper
  • Add ribbon to paper clips for a cute embellishment
  • Make your own gold accented vellum with a mask and some paint

Look for another tag inspiration installment later this month! As I was finishing up these tags, several more ideas came to mind. I just can’t stop. They really do serve an important inspiration points for me but I wouldn’t keep doing it if they weren’t so much fun to make too.

Thanks for stopping by today!

12 Comments

  1. I always love seeing your tags, Tammy. They’re always oozing with inspiration and creative ideas. 🙂

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  2. So pretty! I’m drooling over that first tag!

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  3. How pretty, Tammy!! I would love receiving any of those, so the recipients are lucky!

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  4. these tags are so cool. i pinned some for later! tfs

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  5. Awesome tags love them all 🙂

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  6. fabulous tags! Love all the different elements 🙂

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  7. That black one really pops. And the jar, wow such pretty colors and embellishments. All of them are very beautiful and inspirational. Thanks. Michelle t

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  8. Another adorable set of tags!

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  9. All of your tags are so pretty.
    I really like the black one and the “I heart you” tags.

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  10. I love the tags!! 🙂

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  11. Another great set of tags Tammy. My favorite is the one with the mason jar!

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  12. I always look forward to your tags of inspiration! They are so fun and creative!! You should link up that one with the jar and sequins over at Paper Issues for the Fill er Up issue. I am doing a blog post for them on Wednesday and could feature it!

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