Monday, February 15, 2010

Tags - I'll Give It a Whirl!

I have been inspired lately to make tags.  I have always thought that tags were interesting, and could be beautifully done, but just never stepped out & tried it myself.  I've poured over some tag tutorials, Dawn's at The Feathered Nest in particular, and decided it was time to try.  

I first started by soaking some regular shipping tags in a pot of hot water with dissolved instant coffee and let that sit for a bit.

Then I placed them on my cookie racks and sprinkled instant coffee grounds on top for some added distressing.  I put them over my heater vent in the kitchen to dry out.  It didn't take very long!

And here's one I finished just recently.  I want to make more in the near future...time permitting!  This is going to be an especially busy week, so I'm not sure how quick I will get to them...but it WILL happen!
It's kind of hard to see, but I stamped some French script on the tag in gold, and on the rose cut out in Vintage Paper distress ink.

For more inspiration, check out Diane Knott's Musings!  
How about you?  What have you done with tags that you're willing to share?  
I would LOVE to see what you have done with them!