Vintage Look St. Patrick’s Day Tags

We don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s day at our home in a big way, but just bringing in some green and thinking that spring will eventually come this year, it was fun to participate in a St. Patrick’s themed tag swap!  These little tags made for a swap, were speeded along by using the vintage images offered by Joanna Grant!

Vintage Look St. Patrick Tags

What size tags do you usually make? Do you tend to stick to one size, or do you like to mix it up? By making these tags 3 inches by 4 inches, they could also be used in pocket scrapbooking pages!

Here’s how these were quickly made:

  • After cutting card stock to 3″ x 6″, the corners were rounded, and a pattern was stamped. I chose to use thinned down acrylic paint to give it a little different look than stamping with ink.  
  • Next, Tim Holtz Distress Ink was used to add more green over the entire card, and a bit of brown was added to the edges. 
  • The vintage images were printed out onto Presentation Paper, and torn around the edges and inked around edge before adhering to the card.
  • One tiny embellishment was added — a tiny pearl in the middle of her bonnet.
  • Finally, a bit of ribbon and twine was added to a punched hole. 

That’s it!

I enjoy using technology to speed up creating, but still love to get messy and crafty! By using this kind of on-demand printing for projects, it can allow you to have less physical product on hand — or not!

What kind of technology do you incorporate in your artsy/craftsy ventures?

KS

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