Inked Tags


Susan Cobb

Get all the major supplies needed to make these projects with the Inked Tags bundle or you can order them separately.

Red, green & black round tags
By Susan Cobb


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Susan's Tip: It's fun to start with mottled color, let it dry, then add more intense color over it, as I did with the red pepper ink on these round tags.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Use the template to trace, then cut out a 2 1/4" round tag and a 7/8" round tag from glossy white cardstock. Dampen the felt applicator with alcohol, then add the oregano ink in a patting motion to the large circle. Now add the mushroom ink, then the red. Let dry, then add more red to some of the edges of the circle. Let dry.
  2. Stamp the botanical image centered toward the bottom with black ink. Ink the edges black. Let dry. Add a portion of the Dazzle border across the top. Apply oregano and mushroom ink to the small round tag and let dry. Add red ink over one side. Let dry. Ink the edges black. Add a portion of Dazzle border to bottom of the small tag.
  3. Write the year across the center of the small tag. Punch a hole at the top of each tag. Thread floss through the holes, attaching the small tag on the floss above the large tag.

Love tag
By Susan Cobb


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Susan's Tip: For this tag, I dampened the cardstock with alcohol, then added drops of oregano and mushroom ink at the same time, then quickly spread the ink with a patting motion of the applicator. When dry, I added more oregano, then a tiny bit of the red pepper. I inked the Bird Dazzle and "love" with the red pepper ink for great contrast against the green portion of the tag.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Use the template to trace the tag shape onto the glossy cardstock. Cut it out. Dampen the tag with alcohol, then add a few drops each of oregano and mushroom ink. Quickly spread the ink with a patting motion of the applicator. Let dry. Add oregano ink to a clean applicator and pat the ink onto the left side and bottom in an uneven fashion. Let dry. Add a drop of red pepper ink to a clean applicator, then pat over the tag randomly, mostly over the right side. Let dry.
  2. Stamp a black botanical image over the right side of the tag. Ink a small bird Dazzle and "love" from the Greetings Dazzle sheet. Let dry. Attach "love" to the bottom left portion of the tag using the transfer sheet. Add bird above as shown.
  3. Punch a hole at the right end of the tag. Tie ribbon through the hole as shown.

Joyful tag
By Susan Cobb


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Susan's Tip: Here I used a Dazzle border as a mask on an overlay, resulting in a clear image which shows when the inked overlay is attached to the white tag. I also used the resulting inked Dazzle border across the bottom of the tag.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Use the template to trace then cut out a large tag from white glossy cardstock. Place the overlay over the tag to determine placement. Attach the Dazzle border across the overlay beneath the words you wish to show on the tag. Use the applicator and felt to apply alcohol and raisin ink to the overlay, and over the Dazzle border with a patting motion. Be sure to cover the Dazzle border well. Let dry.
  2. Pull off the Dazzle border and attach it across the overlay, below the masked border image. Glue overlay to the tag and trim edges evenly. Add small bird Dazzle above "happy". Glue dot bow to the end of the tag.

Blue and green tag
By Susan Cobb


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Susan's Tip: For the background on this tag, I combined the bottle and denim colors over the entire tag and let it dry. Then I added bottle to the left side, and denim to the right, resulting in a mottled effect with more green tones on the left side and blue on the right. I stamped the botanical images angled over the left edge for a natural look to the foliage.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Use the template to trace, then cut out a tag from glossy white cardstock. Use the applicator and felt, alcohol, and the denim and bottle inks to pat on a mottled background to the tag. Let dry, then add bottle ink to the left side, then denim ink to the right side. Let dry.
  2. Stamp the botanical image angled over the left edge of the tag, then repeat below it. Ink the edges black. Let dry. Attach bird Dazzles as shown.

Life is a Voyage
By Susan Cobb


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Susan's Tip: The terra cotta ink creates the color of a beautiful sunset as a backdrop for the mini collage I created on this tag. I combined a stamped botanical image, an Easy Peasy overlay with a quote, and an inked bird Dazzle to complete the look.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Use the template to trace, then cut out a tag from glossy white cardstock. Use the applicator and felt, alcohol, and the terra cotta ink in a sweeping motion across the tag. Let dry. Now dampen a clean applicator felt with alcohol, then a few drops of bottle ink to the applicator. Apply the ink in a sweeping motion across the center of the tag, at an angle. Let dry.
  2. Stamp the botanical image over the left edge. Ink the edges brown. Let dry. Glue Easy Peasy overlay to the tag, overlapping the edge of the stamped image. Add denim ink to the small bird Dazzle and let dry. Attach the bird Dazzle to the tag, overlapping the overlay as shown. Glue dot a ribbon to the top of the tag.