Hello Friends! Is anyone out there a total tag and banner fanatic like me? I think that I could put one on every card that I make and be as happy as a clam.
From stamps and stickers to chipboard and wood veneer, you can find cute flags and banners in just about any material and collection out there.
But what do you do when you can’t find one with that exact sentiment in the perfect font? Or if you want one in that is in your favorite new color combination, but nothing else?
Well, you do what any crafter would do. You make your own.
Today I‘m going to share with you what is becoming one of my favorite ways to make sentiment tags by adding ink to my metal craft dies as I cut out my tag. I think of it as a reverse stencil because you are not inking the paper through the die, but the outside edge, with the die.
I first tried this technique on this card in the special issue Stamp it 3 Ways! I was looking for an elegant black and white tag, but didn’t have any luck finding one in my supplies, so I reached for my dies.
All you have to do is apply ink directly to your metal die on the cutting edge side before running it through your die cutting machine. Then you cut and emboss your tag as you normally would. The ink will give a letterpress frame effect on your tag or banner.
So are you ready to win some fun products that you can use to try your hand at this technique? Just leave a comment here by Friday, March 1st at 5 pm MST for your chance to win a set of Grommet Tags from Spellbinders Paper Arts and a ColorBox Chalk Queue from Clearsnap. Have fun!
Windy Robinson, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal