I am back with another post full of tag inspiration. When I had this little brainstorm a month or so ago, I didn’t quite understand just how much I would come to love this project with only a few tags under my belt. But it’s one of my favorite ideas. Ever.
(In case you missed what this project is all about, I had this idea to create a bunch of tags that could provide me with visual inspiration when I’m planning a layout or need a finishing touch.)
I’ve taken technique classes where you were supposed to create a tag with each different technique. I never followed through and wasn’t sure I’d ever use them. What’s the point if they just collect dust? But where it suddenly clicked for me was to add on embellishing ideas that I want to try or have used on layouts in the past and have forgotten about.
Voila! A summer project was born.
So here goes… Five more tags to add to my cute Spokane boxes.
- The camera motif can be added anywhere
- Yellow and black are a striking color combo
- A reminder to use my Tim Holtz blueprint stamps
- Stamp images in color, not just black and brown
- Use up your rub-ons
- Use embossing folders on a white background
- Add a rainbow of colors to a stark, neutral background
- Find papers with the same pattern in different colors and combine them on a layout
- Use buttons as flower centers and add a bow to one or two
- Simple punches are sometimes all you need
- Kraft plus white always looks awesome
- Gelatos are perfect for coloring in raised embossed lines
- Pink + turquoise + yellow = a fun summer color combo
- Add a decorative brad to a flower center
- Staple on ribbon instead of tying it
- Festive Berries and Spiced Marmalade blend so nicely together
- Use a border punch along the bottom edge
- Punch holes along pattern paper and add a variety of different ribbons
- A reminder to use chipboard shapes
- Pattern ribbon can bring forth unusual color combinations
- Make your own journaling tags with stamps
- Mask one image (the flowers) when adding another stamp on top
- Navy is as basic as black or brown for stamping and inking edges
- Tiny gems are perfect little flower centers
- Tie off a tag with twine
Not bad for an afternoon’s work! These tags are not intended to be works of art necessarily (some are prettier than others!) but rather a quick visual to give me inspiration. I’m having so much fun making these that I find myself searching through my Pinterest feed looking for embellishing ideas to add to my list for future tags. I’ll be making many more!
I can’t believe another week is over. I am not sure how this worked out, but I have Friday and Saturday off and Sunday I only have a short shift. I have most of the weekend off. I need to catch up on chores, catch up with friends, and catch up with my crafting projects.
What are you up to this weekend?
Thanks for stopping by today!