Thursday, November 8, 2012

Handmade Tag Embellishments by Izzy Anderson

Hello everyone! Today Design Team member Izzy Anderson is showing how she made her cute tag embellishments.

Here's Izzy...

This is how I made the patterned paper tags that are tucked under my photo:

I started by using a standard manilla shipping tag as a pattern. The patterned paper tags don't need to be too long because I will be tucking them into my layout and the bottom won't show.

After cutting the patterned paper tags, I like to define the edges by either inking them or stitching them or both.

After lightly inking, I stitched around each tag and added a ribbon at the top.

Now, I have my tag base and am ready to tuck them under my photo to decide how I like them and how much to embellish them. I slighly overlapped the blue tag onto the red tag then added a word sticker from the kit on each tag. On the blue tag, I also added a small flower on the far right.

This was an easy way to add a pop of color to my page and to draw attention to the focal photo.

1 comment:

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful Izzy - lovely idea...