Alcohol Ink on Foil

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finished tag

Alcohol ink markers, aluminum foil, cardstock, and an embossing folder combined for the beautiful tag. It was very easy to get grand results. After attaching the foil to card stock, I used a 3D embossing plate from i-crafter, any embossing folder will work.

markers

I used three values of pink and green Artify alcohol ink markers to color the embossed foil.

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close up

The close-up of the tag shows the simplicity of colors and how the foil makes them vibrant.

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How to Dual Emboss

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card and tag

This week for Tag it Tuesday we are dual embossing. So what is that exactly? Using two embossing folders at the same time gives your cardstock two different embossed designs.

materials

After embossing and cutting out the tag, I swiped VersaMagix ink onto the designs. Using a paintbrush I then painted in the blank space between the embossing.

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close-up image

The word hello is die-cut from green cardstock covered with packing tape before cutting.

I liked the results so much that I took my test sample and turned it into a notecard. Let me know what you think about the dual embossing technique in the comments.

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Embed Technique – Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s Tag it Tuesday shares a paper embedding technique using an embossing folder. The technique is simple and one you might overlook but the results are amazing.

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close-up image of tag

The close-up image shows how the double-layered paper appears embedded by the embossing. The cutout circles remind me of a compass and now I think the word wander would have been a great choice! Have you tried this technique?

Let’s Try an Embossing Technique

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final tag

This is an interesting way to alter the use of your embossing plates. I have done this process before with better results using a different machine. Experimenting with the amount of pressure does affect your results. What we want to have happen is only to emboss part of the piece.

materials

Here are the materials I grabbed to work on this tag. There is always a way to salvage your process even though the result is different from your intended first direction. This week is an example of going with the flow.

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close-up image

The close-up image shows the detail of the ink applied to the tag as well as the gold flecks. These correlate to the gold on the butterfly wings.

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Gold Foil Tag – Tag it Tuesday

gold foil tag

Today I am sharing a Gold Foil technique for Tag it Tuesday. I like the rustic application of the gold foil that coordinates with the pattern on the small envelope. Inside the envelope is a small card that has a sentiment and a butterfly sticker.

materials

Most of the materials are linked below for your ease of use.

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close up of tag

Here you can see a close-up of the tag, the texture of the embossing with the gold foil, and the small envelope with the inserted card.

Reverse Embossing – Tag it Tuesday

tag

This tye-dye look is achieved with a technique called reverse embossing. It uses the “wrong” side of the embossed card stock. After ink blending into the negative spaces, black ink is applied to the raised surfaces to create the look. I added a sticker sentiment and a few gems to finish the tag off.

If you are interested in the word sticker set, it is available in the store at the following link: [Art Words]

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close up of tag

In this close-up image, you can see the addition of the gemstones better. I think they add to the final overall look.

If you make tags or enjoy tags, I’d love for you to join us at Crafting Tags

Tag it Tuesday – Inked and Embossed

tags

This week’s tag is working with a background we made last week for Tag it Tuesday. I wasn’t happy with the blotchy inked surface so this week we are altering it into a beautifully useful tag.

materials

The materials I am using are the inked paper from last week. (See how blotchy it looks.) A black ink pad from Simon Says Stamp and a floral embossing folder. This is a great technique to use those papers and creations you don’t think you can create with.

Video Tutorial:

If you are interested in how the inked surface was made last week, here is the link to that tutorial post. [Mini Tags]

close up

In this close-up image, you can see how the black in is added around the edges and possibly you can see the embossing on the paper surface. I really like how this technique transformed the inked surface into something I like much better.

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Embossing

embossed tag

This embossed paper tag tells a story of attention to detail. Whether adorning a beautifully wrapped present, adding flair to your junk journal or scrapbook, or enhancing your crafting projects, this embossed tag is a testament to the art of elevating the ordinary into something extraordinary.

materials

While this tag uses a variety of different materials, it came together quickly.

Materials used:

  • P13 We Are Family Tag
  • Cropadile
  • Recollections eyelet
  • washi tape
  • purple cardstock
  • Postcard Embossing Folder
  • Word sticker

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closeup

Here you can see a close-up of the inked texture from embossing.

Embossing a Quick Card

How to make a quick and easy card using embossing folders. #card #cardtutorial

finished card

I like having cards on hand, you never know when you might need them. This embossed card is a good one to have available. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but it also works for a number of different occasions.

embossing plates

I am using two embossing plates and paper parts from a Dollar Tree insert card kit. Embossing both pieces at the same time in my Gemini machine makes for a quick and easy card.

ready to tape

After the pieces are embossed and trimmed to size, all that is needed is to adhere them together. I am using foam tape from the Dollar Tree to give the sentiment a raised-up effect.

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