Thursday, 26 October 2017

Tag, You're it!

While Cricut cutters and Silhouette machines are the popular means of cutting design bits and pieces these days, I've gone a bit "old school" with these Christmas gift tags. I used a Lasting Impressions Embossing Template and some various Christmas designer paper.

While you can use a stylus and light table to emboss the paper through the metal template, I used a Sizzix Big Shot. Here's a youtube video by Rhonda Palazarri that explains how you set up your Big Shot to emboss with either plastic or metal stencils.

After embossing the Lasting Impressions gift tag, use a craft sanding block to rough up the raised embossing areas.

The embossed image can be left in one piece; or the artwork can be cut up and reassembled onto another tag. Use Tim Holtz Distress Oxide pad in Antique Linen to distress the edges of the tag.

Finish with a ribbon.