These tags open (cut with craft knife)to reveal matching pairs of pictures and messages, 2 mona lisas, 2 Gibson girls, 2 freidnships journey, 2 hugs and kisses, 2 for yous....
it's a little blah right now, I just wanted to get the idea down before I went to bed! would be cute with any sets, these were just three faces I had
(I wanted all the tag fronts to look the same like a pack of cards you usew when you play Memory)
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2004 GMT Views: 1863
Registered: April 8, 2004 Location: Austin, TX Posts: 4855
Fri, Jun 11, 2004 @ 6:19 AM
yes, I was thinking kids would love it with a set like mini mates or good times or (oh!oh! a little love woulde be perfect!) anyway, some tiny cute stamps and then a You Did it! greeting or something like that! It took awhile but not as long as you might think. I made a template with the tags so I could do more tag art cards quickly as well as cards with these little doors. I stamped out nine tags, then scanned them. I then used the scan to make a template like the one for faux postage one on this site(see tutorial) but with tags obviously. Now that I had the template I could create a mask also like the faux postage so i wouldn't have to mask each tag individually to stamp them. SO now i just print out my sheet, line up the mask and go! I was able to sponge and put the background stamp on at one tiem, the other crad in the gallery took longer becuase I did different pictures on the front of each. Then cut the windows to make them open, didn't take too long since the cutting wwas just straight lines. If you are just doing a tiny pic or greeting for underneath you just open the window and fold it up to stamp the bottom layer, but if you are doing pics like these that are larger than the windows, I just used a second printed out sheet and then used my mask over it and stamped like it would the top layer and lined them up! I'd love to post the template but since that would be scanning the stamp for use if someone didn't have the set, I can't, but it's very easy to do if you have it. I just wanted to come up with a way to have a lot of tags on the card front but not have to try to get them all stampes out and lined up looking nice each time...glad you likes it! I wish they scanned better, since the only way I can do is to have it flat it covers up the tags below it but when you hold it in you can have all the doors standing out straight and still eveythign it looks much nicer. (This card I actually used just a piece of printer paper because I was too lazy to go get a piece of CS for my printer, which is why you can sort of see throught the doors. The other card uses US White.)