Hi, Connie here with a fun repurposing project using vintage merchant tags. They make great vintage-inspired tags for Christmas gift-giving and home decorations.
Vintage Inspired Tags Prep
The tags that I used, to create with, are actually 3 ply maintenance request tags. The inside of the grouping would make a great place to stamp a sentiment or a handwritten message.
Embellish the Surface
Use stamps and stencils to create a fun mixed media background along with the embellishment shapes for the front of the tags. Then I stamped directly on the tags using Archival Jet Black ink. It would be fun to create on both sides, showing the different looks. Once you have the embellishments created and cut out you are ready to design the tags. Distress Oxide inks were used to add color to my images.
I selected these products to aid me in adhering the embellishments to the front (and back ) of the tags. I used all 3D Foam products of all sizes. I’ll list them below 🙂 and I might add, they were perfect!!!
I used the 3D Foam Squares White Regular for the back of the trees. The 3D Foam Squares Micro White were perfect for the small stars and script sentiment. I used the 3D Foam Squares White Small for the birds and the 3D Foam Strips for the word strips. To complete the tags, twine is added to the tops and each tag is splattered with white acrylic paint.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this project using vintage ephemera.
Creative Time: 40 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
Ink: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide and Archival), Stamps: Darkroom Door and Crafty Individuals, Stencils: Darkroom Door, Vintage Ephemera, Twine
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