Friday, September 16, 2011

Loved making this Kraft Tag!

When I got these Kraft Tags from Ranger to use for samples at CHA, I knew I was going to love them

One reason, of course, is my fondness for BROWN!  The second was I knew how cool they would be with probably my favorite color combination. Brown, Red, Black and White.

I think they are a Classic combination for Vintage pieces.  I'm just sayin', I think they work.

Add a bit of shine, like Gold, and it is all you need for a tag that's fun!


I trimmed down a #8 Kraft Tag and embossed with white embossing powder and the Steampunk stamp. I decided to cut the bottom off with the Mini Scallop die just for kicks.

Then I used Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks around the edges. You cannot beat the richness of the Mahogany on the Kraft colored paper!!!!

Next I layered it onto a black Chipboard tag cut with the large Tag Die from Tim.

I cut some Mini Gears out of Grungeboard and swiped the Picket Fence Distress Stains on them. Then added Gold, Silver, and Copper Paint Dabbers on them.

Loved how the paint dries with texture from the sponge applicators.

Add a bit of Gold around the black chipboard tag for some contrast.

The light bulb has Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Ink dabbed on it. Very vintage looking I think. I wrapped a piece of wire around the base and glued tit o the tag.

The Plaquette is added over a piece of magic mesh just to make it stand out a bit more.

The Pen Nibs are glued in a pattern to make the eye follow around the piece from the lower left, up to the Timepiece and Spinner assemblage and around to the Gears. The Sprocket Gears are just a bit more metal here and there.

The ribbon at the bottom gives the piece a base for stability and the Pen Marks outline the piece to make the color pop!

Get some of these Kraft tags and give it a try! Let me know what you think.


Ranger Products:
Adirondack Metallic Paint Dabbers-Gold, Silver and Copper


DvL said...

What a Beauty!!.. Perfect Style!!

Helen said...

Love this Linda and I agree about the AM distress ink - fab colour here. The white embossing shows up really well too.

Jill W. said...

the colors remind me of "burberry" (I'm sure I spelled that wrong, but I hope you know what I
Great craft tag, lots of fun techniques.

Vic said...

Great tag! The colors are fantastic.

Jan said...

Love this tag!

SusanK said...

Flap dangle this is so neat looking! I gotta copy some of the tech used!

Craphty said...

Love the tag now I have the courage to use the brown tags. thanks

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey Linda this is right up my alley... I LOVE those colours you have used together... I have had a right struggle with Mr Mojo today... but you just inspired me to go and get my fave colours out too... THANKS!!! BTW, cannot WAIT to get my inky mitts on those Kraft Tags... need them NOW in the UK lol Have a fabby weekend x

misteejay said...

What super colours. Lovely tag Linda.

Toni xx

Charlene E. said...

That is a great looking tag! Keep making pretty things, your blog is the highlight of my day.

Susan said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love the colors.

Barbara said...

I LOVE this tag! We share the same love of colors, these are my favorites to use too. Can't wait to try out the new tags. Wonder what you'll come up with for the new black ones?

Candy C said...

Linda, your tag is fabulous!!! I have not done too much with the kraft tags...but now I've got to get them out and ink the heck out of them! :) The colors are awesome but how you embellished the tag out is what MAKES it! You're awesome! <3 Candy

Sharon said...

Linda, WOW! This is the bestest tag I have seen in a long while. Thanx for sharing.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous tag, Linda!!!

btw I'm signed up for all your classes at Memory Bound!!!!

Joy said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Lori said...

I think it's FABULOUS, and you're right..brown, black, red and white are a fantastic combo!