Saturday, 19 April 2014

Visible image...2 stamps, 2 tags, 2 ways

Morning my lovelies, I hope you are all having a lovely easter weekend ? 
It is a weekend full of crafting for me with some family time...bliss ! 

Today i wanted to talk to you about Tags...The current challenge  at Visible image is all about Tags this month, but after speaking to a couple of fellow crafters i remembered that tags can be quite daunting if you have never made one...infact one crafting friend said the thought of making a tag scared her because she just didn't know where to start, this got me thinking back to when i first started seeing people crafting with tags and i realised i felt exactly the same.
 There is some utterly amazing tags out there, and it can be daunting. 
BUT I wanted to show you today just how simple making a tag can be, I have (as the title says) taken 2 stamps and made 2 tags with 2 different results and trust me it was really easy ! 

All you need is some card (think of all that card in your scrap box you can finally use) 
Some stamps...I have used Live your dreams & Bronte Script...both these stamps can be purchased for under £10 and to me are a must in your stamp collection
A ink pad....I have used a white pigment pad & Memento Ink Pad in Black 
Clear Embossing powder 
Either Distress inks or Dylusion/any brand ink sprays.

I have done a quick walk through on how i did each tag.

I took my stamps and created a tag using some scrap Neenah card, remember with tags there is no set size so you can create to whatever size you want, as a guide i tend to go around 6"x3", the tag shape really is as easy as cutting the top two corners and punching a hole...My first tag i didn't own a hole punch so i never put a hole in it. 

 I think stamped using the Bronte Script and white pigment ink...again use whatever colour you wish, i use white so it gives a crisp clean stamp, stamp until the whole of your tag is covered and then set with clear embossing powder. 

Then take whatever ink you have...for a totally different look rather than clear embossing you could brush mica powder over the pigment ink...Colour your tag and remember to buff over the tag to remove any ink from the script. 

Take another piece of scrap paper and colour with your inks. stamp using Live your dreams with black ink pad, cut the stamp out and mount using 3d foam/Glue gel onto the tag. 

And here is the finished tag, and very bright fun tag created in less than 30 mins, you could also colour some ribbon and add that to the tag. 

Now the second tag I have used some Kraft card this time, create tag in same way as before. 

 This time I stamped the whole tag with Black Memento. 

Stamp Live your dreams on some kraft card and then mount onto the tag...and you are done, this tag took me 10 mins and totally different result than the first one. 

And here they are together, 2 stamps, 2 tags. 2 ways. 
I hope i have showed that creating a tag can be easy and fun, and that you don't need to break the bank to create a beautiful tag. 
Make sure you check out the Visible Image blog & Facebook Group for some fab inspiration, and don't forget The current challenge where you could win £20 to spend on some Visible Image Stamps. 

Happy Crafting, and have a lovely Easter 


  1. These are fabulous Tracy! Love the vibrant colours and the stamps are fabulous too.HugsLinda xxx

  2. Love these tags....simple, but oh so effective x

  3. I love those zingy colours - great tags.xx

  4. Great tags, love those vibrant dylusions colours and the stamps are fab too! xx

  5. two different but great tags karin

  6. These are brill Tracy love them love tags great job Hugs Judith xxx

  7. Super tags love them both, agree with Barbara simple but effective.Sylv xx


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