Happy New Years! I hope you have been enjoying all the new incredible releases. It’s Ronda here to share some design tips for you.
It’s no secret I love creating tags. It’s an easy way for me to jumpstart my creativity. The one question I am always asked is what I do with all the tags I create.
There are lots of ways to use tags: gifts, mini albums, on the front of a card. I’m going to give you a peek into my process and then offer you another way to use tags.\
The first thing I always do when creating a tag is decide on a color story. Here I drew inspiration from The Sweetest Thing Honey. I loved the grey, yellow, pink, & black color combo. I used both paints and spray inks on the background of my tag.
I always love adding black to my tags. It really grounds the design. Stamps are a great way to add in those black elements. If you aren’t sure where to place the image, you can use the packaging image to see where it might look best.
I love the brads in The Sweetest Thing.The cool thing about them is you can take them apart to mix and match the colors and/or designs to meet your needs. Here I also added a bit of black ink around the edge to make it pop.
I added a few splatters of black paint along with the beautiful black doily from The Sweetest Thing-Honey 'Love' stickers. To finish the tag, I used the 'One of a Kind' layered stickers and some bakers twine.
Repeating design elements in odd numbers is always a good thing. On this tag it’s the black doily design. This tag is so pretty and would be great on a gift.
I had this photo on my desk for a while waiting on the perfect color story. Once I completed the tag I noticed how well the photo & tag went together. I pulled out The Sweetest Thing Honey 'Love' Bouquet patterned paper and started layering elements starting with my tag.
I added a few enamel dots on both the tag & layout along with a few chipboard hexagons.
I wanted a strip of patterned paper to anchor the tag to the page so I decided to use the grey stripes of the Lost & Found 3 Ruby Doily paper.
The Sweetest Thing Honey journal card, brads and stickers look so good tucked underneath the stripes. I inked all edges with black ink to make them stand out a bit more.
To give the brad element a little more texture, I pulled up the edges to make it look more like a flower.
I hope today's post helped you find another use for your tag creations. Thanks for joining me today!
Supplies: The Sweetest Thing-Honey: ‘Love’ Bouquet patterned paper,stickers,enamel dots, ‘Simply Lovely’ brads,‘Happiness” stamps,‘Perfect’ chipboard elements,journal card.‘One of a Kind’ layered sticker; Lost & Found 3-Ruby: Doily patterned paper,Misc:BasicGreey alphabet stickers, adhesive, ink, paint, spray ink, stencil, twine