Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy Penguin Tags

I enjoy making tags because they use up scraps without taking up too much crafting time.  The cute penguin Sizzix die (purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts) not only embosses, it cuts out the penguin too which saves you  lots of tedious work.  I suppose you could chalk in the colors or use color core paper with a sanding technique, but I wanted a deeper color.  By wrapping the tip of a bamboo skewer with a bit of paper towel, I was able to fashion a mini Q-tip.  With this homemade tool I applied black and red ink on the embossed areas of the penguin body and candy cane. For the feet, eyes and beak I just used Copic marking pens. I discovered that the Hero Arts Clear Stamp (from BFC) set had eye-catching graphics and worked well for tag making. As you are beginning the holiday season, take the time to craft some tags with your children or grandchildren and make some lasting memories. Merry Memory Making!


Annette Allen said...

how cute...these are going to look so awesome on your gifts... Love that little penguin.. so cute

Migdalia said...

Suepr Duper Cute!TFS
Have a wonderful Monday,

Creations by Shirl said...

Eeek so cute Lynn!

Cami said...

This penguin tag is just too adorable Lynn! You always come up with creative ways to do things (your handmade "Q-tip!")