Saturday, July 28, 2012

Totally Tagged Out - Embossed Fabric Tags

Phew!  These are the last examples (except a couple of DT stuff to go) in my 'Totally Tags' Series.  I hope you have enjoyed checking out some different ways that you can use the humble tag in a variety of paper craft projects.


So how do you emboss fabric?  Simply by adhering it to some card stock and then running it through your Big Shot using an embossing folder.

1.  Get some self adhesive paper and peel off the top layer of 'film'.
2.  Stick your piece of material onto the sticky side that you have just exposed.
3.  Peel off the back layer and adhere your card stock.
4.  Use a die cut to cut out a tag shape (or simply use a tag for the third step and fussy cut around the tag, as I did with the following example).
5.  Stamp your image onto the fabric (I used Black Staz-On).
6.  Put your tag inside an embossing folder of your choice and run it through your Big Shot machine.
7.  Attach a ribbon, brad, twine or eyelet to the top part of the tag.

This last tag made from material didn't involve any stamping.  I just used some left over fabric to make the tag.  Unfortunately the embossing doesn't show up very well on the dark background.

Here's a little Christmas Tag made using a snowflake punch, some faux stitching and a bit of bling.

Lastly, don't forget the humble tag can be transformed by simple punching the edge for a decorative effect.

Well, that's it for now.  It took a fortnight to post all the examples and I feel a bit 'blogged' out!  I'll be back later tonight with another tag for the next Monochromatic Challenge at Dynamic Duos.

Happy crafting,


Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

They are gorgeous Bronwyn. I've never thought of doing a fabric tag!!! Great idea! I love the top one especially. The paisley embossing looks so cool!

Nikki Spencer said...

Great work Bron, thanks for sharing all your gorgeous tags. Love the fabric technique, they look wonderful!xxx

Lisa Elton said...

I've really enjoyed your pretty collection of tags and this fabric idea is fabulous!

Allisa said...

Love the fabric idea! Going to have to try that soon!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So many wonderful ideas, Bronwyn! Thanks for sharing them all with us! Hugs xxx

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous tags, just love all the material and embossing you did Bronwyn.

H2 :) said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful tag creations Bron! They've been amazing. Love those cute little owls. ♥ :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

All of your tags are awesome but I have to say that the denim owl tag made me smile! Eeek!! Love the bright colors against the embossed denim background. You are SO creative! Can't wait to try this technique. :)


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