Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Canvas Tile Tag Card

by Kris Hankins

Canvas Tiles – Tag Card

I was in a card making mood today, but wanted to do something a bit “different”. I decided to make a “tag card”. It is simply a card cut in the shape of a tag with ribbons/fibers attached only to the front of the card. The look of a tag with the versatility of a card.
Make sure you check out the embellishments I made with wood tiles and sticky canvas.



  • Let’s start by making the Canvas Tiles used to embellish this card. These tiles can be made to embellish all sorts of art projects.

    • Take 3 wood/game tiles and ink up the sides and front edges of the tiles with Fluid Chalk ink (Chestnut Roan). Set aside to dry.

    • Cut (3) 2” squares of Ranger’s Sticky Back Canvas. Ink the canvas pieces with Fluid Chalk ink (Lime Pastel). Heat set with a heat gun.

    • Using small images from Tim Holtz stamp sets, stamp the canvas pieces using Memories black ink. Heat set with a heat gun.

    • Determine what part of the stamped images you want to the focal point of your canvas tiles. Trace around your tile with a pencil directly to the face of the inked canvas. Trim inside the trace lines.

    • Once you know that the canvas will fit the tile properly (a little small is best) adhere the sticky canvas pieces to the tiles. Cover with a piece of paper and burnish well.

    • Using a blending tool, lightly ink the edges of the small canvas pieces using the Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk ink. Heat set with a heat gun.

  • Now let's construct the tag card.

    • For this card cut a 6” x 7” piece of Kraft cardstock. Fold in half to make a finished card (3.5” x 6”). At the top corners of card, angle cut the corners at ¾” from corner point.

    • Take the vintage style printed papers you have chosen and cut a 1” x 6” strip and a 2.5” x 6”strip. Glue them to the card front. Trim any excess overhang.

    • Distress the edges of the card using your Distress Tool and/or sandpaper.

    • Attach your gathered ribbon piece vertically where the two printed papers match up. I used mini glue dots to attach this fluffy ribbon.

    • Glue the three finished canvas tiles to the tag. Snug them up next to the ribbons edge.

    • Add your favorite vintage style prima flowers at the base of the card.

    • Embellish the ribbon/flowers with a trinket pin. Add a couple of glass beads to the pin and stick the pin into the ribbon so that the metal stem is hidden (and point ends up in a glue dot).

    • Add the stamped word “family” to the card front.

    • At the top front of card, punch a hole and add a matching eyelet. Thread the olive colored ribbon through it. Tie a bow around the ribbons using a scrap of fabric/muslin.

Your “canvas tile” tag card is now done. Enjoy!