Hie guys! This is Khushboo Gandhi, and I'm here today with my very first post as a DT member for Rainbow Craftykari. It's such an honor! And I'm so excited to create tutorials for you guys.
I always try to share certain off-beat projects and that's why I chose to do tags this time around. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create 2 very different tags - one heavy tag in a green monochromatic, jungle theme; and second, a classy house-shaped tag with a pastel colour scheme - quite opposite to the first one.
I will also share a handy technique where you wouldn't have to waste time creating a pocket from scratch. So let's get on with our tutorial without further ado.
Tag #1: Green Monochrome Tag
Step 1: First of all, decide what colour tag base and what type of cardstock you want to use. I've custom-made these tag bases according to the size (6 x 3.25 inches) and shape that I wanted. For the green mono tag - I used a white cardstock; and for the pastel tag an off-white textured cardstock.
Step 2: Randomly spray your tag with a colour spray of your choice. Don't worry if it gets splotchy (just dab a tissue over it to minimise the bold effect); and don't focus much on the pattern; the absence of one creates a strong effect.
Step 3: As I mentioned earlier, I will be showing you how to create a pocket without actually creating it. I do so with lots of layering and for that, you need a strong base - since your personal messages/etc would be going into a makeshift pocket and not an actual pocket. So, for the base, put down a big fan flower - which acts as a strong base. Cover it with a beautiful and characteristic flower.
Step 4: Gather a few 3d stickers that go with your theme. I've chosen a floral bird cage and a Valentine's Day sticker. Stick one partially on top of the fan flower and partially on the tag base to seal one side of the makeshift pocket. Stick the other sticker on the right side of the fan flower for the same reason. This way, you've sealed all the exposed sides and your small tags won't fall out of the pocket.
And Voila! Your makeshift pocket is ready. It's time to make it look pretty! As you can see in the picture below - there's enough space created to store your tags.
Step 5: Now, accentuate the fan flower furthermore with more stickers or any other embellishments that you would like to use. Don't forget to balance the opposite side of the tag with some embellishment too - I've stuck a bird 3d sticker.
Step 6: Next I wanted to add some texture to my tag and a colour pop to tie all the elements on my tag together. So take some roughly cut sponge bits or salts and spray the same green colour, that you used for the base, over them (since it's a monochrome tag). Let them soak in the colour.
Step 7: Once the green bits dry, paste them onto the tag randomly. Don't worry about any pattern. Once the glue dries, get on with finishing your tag. Add your ribbon or twine; your baby tags in the pocket, any more elements that you'd like to include - and your Green Monochrome Tag is ready!
Check out some detailed pictures of the tag!
Tag #2: Classy Pastel Tag