Have you ever thought about using embossed vellum tags for card making? No? Then you’ll want to take a peek at how they can SAVE YOU TIME when you’re crafting.
If you’re like me, one thing you never have enough of is time. Time in your craft room to make the PERFECT card for that special person. When you start making up a stash of embossed vellum tags for card making, you’ll be whipping up cards so quick you’ll have time to spare!
Here’s why I love these tags. They
- are ultra simple to make.
- go with every single colour in our line up.
- are a lot less intimidating to craft sometimes 🤗!
- can be made in advance and added to any card at any time.
- are always welcome by every card recipient I know!
This one features lots of elements from the Sailing Home bundle. Let’s take a peek.
Isn’t it ideal for any guy you know? Or just about anyone who might be going through a difficult time? There’s something so classic about a nautical theme. It fits just about everyone.
Rich and calming Mossy Meadow with bold Basic Black and although it’s hard to tell with this photo scroll down to see the antiqued look I got on the anchor. I’ll tell you how I did it.
So let’s take a closer look at that lovely design element and break down the steps so you can make your own.
Embossed Vellum Tags for Card Making
What are the steps to making your own tags?
1.Create some classic shaped tags with your vellum cardstock. This one is a simple banner cut to 2″ x 3 3/4″ I punched with my Banner Triple punch.
2. Select a few classic sentiments then grab your Versamark, your Embossing Buddy (A real necessity when you emboss on vellum) and embossing powder. For me, Black is always appropriate and I don’t need to worry about it fading into whatever folded card I end up putting it on.
3. Then just stamp and heat emboss. Do some on the left side of the banner and some on the right so you can change up where the rest of the elements reside.
4. That’s all it takes! Now keep those handy so whenever you need to design up a card, you can just pull one out and decorate.
To create unique versions your tag, play with your favourite dies and cut out a few. Here I have two seaweed in Mossy Meadow, a ship’s wheel in Basic Black (to match my greeting) and my tarnished anchor. Everything is glued right to the tag except the anchor which is raised up on dimensionals.
To get the antiqued feel for the anchor, I first scrunched up the silver foil anchor then smooshed my Jet Black StazOn ink randomly over top. Before it had too long to dry I swiped it off with a paper towel.
The tie on the anchor is made with four strands from the Whisper White Flax ribbon.
Putting It Together
The rest of the card is a simple piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Come Sail Away DSP glued right to the front of a Basic Black folded card.
I added one glue dot behind the greeting so it would be inconspicuous and the looked where the dies were and added liquid glue to the underside of the tag. There’s more than enough adhesive to stick it down well. Or you might want to try another way to adhere vellum I show you in this video here.
For today’s design, I added a simple sympathy greeting on the inside with the three gulls.
Over to You!
I’ll bet your mind is whirling with all the options you can make right now. So give yourself a break.
Pick one set of dies and one greeting and start there. And if you want to start with the Sailing Home bundle, you can get it right here by clicking on the image below.Embossed Vellum Tags for Card Making
I hope you give this type of card making a try! It’s really tag making with a pretty simple card thrown in. You might decide it’s the ONLY way to make cards. Or if you’d rather, keep them as tags and add them to boxes or bags.
Thanks so much for checking out my blog today. If you have any questions, send them to me at [email protected]. And be sure to let me know what you do with all the time you’re going to save now you are using embossed vellum tags for card making!