I love creating tags. Every so often I get challenged to create cards. I have been making more cards, but I admit, they still feel like a challenge to me. For the last CHA we focused more on cards than tags. I was missing making tags though so I decided to fill my itch for making tags by turning them into the requested cards.
The top tag was simply inked with Vintage Photo and Salty Ocean Distress Inks with an ink blending tool. Water was splattered onto the tag to create some spots. After heat drying the tag, Walnut Stain Distress Ink was applied to the edges.
To convert the tag into a card, I simply created that tag that I wanted to make and sewed it to a matching tag. Super simple and totally a card!
The front of the tag was embellished with a stamped compass design on light colored cardstock. Several copies of the image were stamped and colored with markers. After cutting out the images, Vintage Photo Distress Ink was applied to the edges using an ink blending too. The pieces were layered using adhesive foam squares and then adhered to the inked tag.
Below the compass design, the word “voyage” was added. The word was stamped on light colored cardstock, colored with markers, and then cut out. The edges were inked with Salty Ocean and Vintage Photo Distress Inks using an ink blending tool.
To attach the to kraft tags, I simply adhered the two with adhesive along the top edge and then added a line of machine stitching. A small bit of crinkle ribbon was colored with Salty Ocean and Vintage Photo Distress Inks, crinkled, dried, and then tied to the top of the tag. A Tiny Attacher staple was added for an accent.
To draw attention to the fact that the tag opens to something more like a card would, I tore the lower edge of the front tag making it about 1/4″ shorter than the back tag. The torn bottom edge (as well as the side edges of both the top and bottom tags) was inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink with an ink blending tool.
I love the impact the layering adds to this image. It is so worth the time to stamp and cut it a few extra times. I especially love the look of the blue and brown inks on the kraft tag with the water spots. It is such an easy background that looks so great!