Hello folks, my name is Angela and it’s blessing to do the Designer Thursday Challenge again this week. My challenge is for you to make a 3D gift tag (you can make more than 1 if you want to). My tag is hybrid – that means I’m using a digital scrapbooking kit, cropping it in my software and then printing it out to assemble. If you are new to hybrid or 3D paper crafting, I have a tutorial below for you. If you are going hybrid, please use at least 1 item from one of the current Designers at the Faith Sisters Store. Otherwise feel free to use your physical paper scraps etc to make your tag(s).
I’ll have a special gift for people taking part in this challenge by the 1st Dec 2010. Please upload a photo of your tag(s) to the Toucan Scraps Challenges Gallery at Faith Sisters, and let me know that you have taken part either as a comment to this blog post, or in my Designer Challenge thread on the Faith Sisters Forum.
Set-up the page in your software to the size of card stock you are printing on. I’ve set mine to metric A5.
Most printers have a margin where it doesn’t print anyth
ing. check your printer settings and place guidelines at the margin points (.6 cm for me).If your software doesn’t support guidelines then draw vertical and horizontal lines in the top layer.
Choose your background paper (I’m using the stars background from the Orange Spice Kit by Toucan Scraps). Crop it to 3 x 5 inches.
Create an element cluster on the layer above it. (I’m using one of the Ivy Leaves and one of the Winter Roses from the Orange Spice Kit.)
Make a copy of the cluster and place it in the blank space on the page.
Make a copy of the top part of the cluster (the rose for mine) and place that on the blank space
Print onto sturdy white card-stock. (I don’t know the imperial equivalent, but my preference is for 210 gsm.)
At the opposite end to the image cluster, on the back, use a pencil to mark 3/4 inches from the corner on both long edges. And 1 inch from the corners along the short edge. Join the marks and cut along the lines to make the tag shape.
If you wish to write on the back of the tag, now is the best time to do so, as the 3D image will make it tricky.
Stick 3D foam pads on the back of the cut out images. (If you don’t have any then cut small pieces of cardboard or foam and stick them with glue).
Stick the larger image directly on top of the image printed on the tag.
Stick the smaller image directly on top of the same image on the tag (for me the rose on top of the rose)
This layering technique is called 3D decoupage.
Punch a hole in the narrow end of the tag.
Optional – insert an eyelet into the hole.
Thread yarn/ribbon/string/twine through the hole.