Autumn here with you today to share a fun tutorial on using silhouette stamps for making tags for gift bags. Follow this simple process to achieve dynamic layered mixed media creations.
Step one: Stamp, stencil and splatter! To begin, dip your tags into lightly misted Distress Ink pools on your craft mat. Here I've shown three color options for your Christmas tags.
Next, stamp onto your backgrounds to add a subtle pattern. I used music and snowflake stamps, embossing the snowflakes. I added several stencil variations. On the red tag I stenciled a dot pattern and embossed it with glittery gold embossing powder. On the green tag I used gold texture paste. On the white tag I poured Distress Rock Candy glitter onto my wet paste for a soft shimmer of the dots.
Step two: Add a bow cluster! I attached a coordinating bow around each of my tags near the base. I tied one strip of ribbon around the tag, then adhered my loopy bow made with a bow maker.
Step Three: Silhouettes, sentiments and frames. I stamped each of my silhouettes in black for a dramatic effect onto coordinating inky paper.
I layered the silhouette stamped images over frame die cuts. This one was simply painted black.
I used the same gold texture paste here to add coordinating color to my frame.
Each sentiment was added in a different way, this one onto inky paper with a curl for dimension.
This die was coated with crackle paste. Each tag has a jingle bell. This one has a layer of cheese cloth.
Finally, I tied my tags to a kraft bag and added coordinating tissue. I hope you'll take some time to try these simple tips for creating a set of gift tags of your own.