Tuesday 7 February 2012

Tag Kimono

You will need 6 identical tags. I cut mine from the Sizzix Tag Scallop 38-0945 original die.
Ink up your tags or cut from coloured card. I have used plain tags for the instructions below.
I used Ranger Distress Inks on the completed tag. First ink up with your chosen colour I used Broken China. then I stamped paisley and flourish stamps with Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord. Finally I used a Gold inkpad and  over stamped with  another flourish stamp.

 Step 1 -  Take two tags and overlap as shown above by about 1/2 inch and glue them together.
 Step 2 -Take 2 more tags and fold them both in half and glue behind the first 2 tags as shown above.
 Step 3 -  Flip the whole thing over as shown above.
 Step 4 - Take the final 2 tags and line up the holes then arrange them as shown above and glue in position.
 Step 5 - Flip the kimono over to the front. It should look something like the above picture. Fold the bottom tag upwards using the bottom of the tag at then top as your guideline.
 Step 6 - Set eyelets in the bottom and side tags and add fibres and beads.I also added some fabric flowers to over the holes in the tags both back and front as shown.

Apologies for the quality of the photos. 
My camera was on the wrong setting and I couldn't face re-doing them.
For more photos go to 2007 in the side bar and scroll down.
On the pink Kimono tag card I stamped some little stamps with bleach for a different look.
Have fun. 


Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Carol. I think I will have to make one or two of these. Great for Mum's Day!! Great tut!!

sam21ski said...

Wow, how clever

Sam xxxx

Unknown said...

Fabulous - very original

Anonymous said...

Many Thanks. I am going to make a few of them using different size tags. The pictures are fine, Carol, I can see all of the detail.

Jacqui Chimes said...

Very pretty result

Nancy Walker said...

Thanks for sharing the "how-to" with us, Carol! Can't wait to do some when I get home from work tonight!

She Who Doodles said...

very cool, thanks for the step by step instruction.