Today I have a few more Tags of Inspiration to share.
What are Tags of Inspiration? Here’s my original post if you missed it and want the full details. I still get questions about the purpose of the tags and why I am making them. Aside from the box they reside in being nostalgic for me, there is no other purpose for them other than to sit on the table next to my work space. I flip through them when I’m planning pages or when I need a finishing touch. They remind me of my tools, different embellishments, color palettes, border treatments, techniques to add to a page, etc…
These tags are triggers for me. They are not exactly meant to be works of art in themselves — some are much prettier than others — they just provide me with inspiration.
- Stamp white ink on vellum
- Ink white cardstock in an ombre effect
- Cover a bright paper with vellum to mute the effect
- Use larger flower stamps to create your own backgrounds
- Embellish pattern papers with glitter glue
- Add pearls, gems and enamel dots to pattern paper flower centers
- Mix stripes and florals
- Two ribbons are better than one
- Make a fun background with chipboard letters
- Paint over chipboard and the background for subtle texture
- Set apart one or two background items in a different color
- Mix purple and green with silver
- Cut a window and have something peaking from behind
- Pop elements up on dimentional adhesive
- If you don’t have the right color cardstock, use inks or stains to get a matching shade
- Dig deep into your stash and pull out old acrylic embellishments
I am still having fun with these tags. It’s one of my favorite projects and they are so quick to whip up. I may not have time to complete a layout every evening after work, but I can usually finish a tag. So I’ll be working on more soon.
Thanks for stopping by today!