learn to make your own stamped gift tags with the craft corner

Craft Corner tutorial: How to make a stamped gift tag

a stamping tutorial with the craft corner make your own gift tags

a stamping tutorial with the craft corner make your own gift tags

 

 

I have used clear step by step instructions for this tutorial so that all ages can try it out. Suitable for children and adults 

Your materials:

Card Stock/Watercolour Paper min 300 gsm

Hole Punch

Twine or ribbon

Ink Pads – I like the Archival Ink brand here or the Adirondack ‘Ranger’ ink pads here. The Artline series are also good.

Stamps – You can buy these already attached to ‘backings’ or I tend to buy the stamps on sheets (like these ones), cut them out and then stick to blocks of timber

Sponge (Get dish sponges and cut up)

Corner punch (optional) This is the one that I use

Materials needed to make your stamped gift tag  with the craft corner

Materials needed to make your stamped gift tag with the craft corner

Step 1:

Download your template from here (pick which one you want to use), cut it out and trace around it onto a piece of your stock.

trace around your craft corner template and cut out

trace around your craft corner template and cut out

 

Step 2:

Once your template is traced onto your card stock, cut out and mark for your hole. Punch out with your hole punch I use this type.

use your template to mark for your hole making gift tags with the craft corner

use your template to mark for your hole making gift tags with the craft corner

 

Step 3:

Cut your twine or ribbon to desired length (approx 20cm). Double up and push ends through the hole. Then pull ends through the loop (see photo below). Pull tightly.

Make a loop of your twine and thread through the hole gift tag tutorial with the craft corner.jpg

Make a loop of your twine and thread through the hole gift tag tutorial with the craft corner.jpg

 

Step 4:

Get an old piece of card to do you stamping. Start with your base pattern, I used a series of flower stamps to create my background. You can stamp them using one colour stamp pad or use different colours for each stamp. See material list for the type of stamp pads I use. Make sure to put pressure evenly when stamping down to make sure you get a clear stamp.

stamping your base layer on your gift tag in 4 easy steps with the craft corner

stamping your base layer on your gift tag in 4 easy steps with the craft corner

 

Build up your base layer of stamping. I add different plants and tree stamps and a butterfly.

 

build up your base layer of stamping I add different plants and tree stamps and a butterfly

build up your base layer of stamping I add different plants and tree stamps and a butterfly

 

Step 5:

Now it’s time to start working on your shading.

Choose a different colour ( I picked shades of brown and grey in the Adirondack inks) and a small sponge for each different ink.

use adirondack ink pads making gift tags with the craft corner

use adirondack ink pads making gift tags with the craft corner

 

This method can take a bit of practice so I would recommend practicing on a scrap or second tag before you go for it with your finished tag. Dab your sponge down lightly into the ink pad and start to brush it onto the tag. I worked from the outside in dabbing and brushing at the corners. Work with light touches and you can darken as you go. Change up colours to add shadows and you can blend together. Go darker at the bottom of your tag and very light at the top.

And there you have it!

You can adapt this tutorial to create the most amazing cards and artwork. Give the gift of something handmade and it will be treasured forever.

a stamping tutorial with the craft corner make your own gift tags

a stamping tutorial with the craft corner make your own gift tags

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