I had another play with foil tape to make an embossed tag.
I purchased two widths of sticky backed copper foil tape from Amazon, deciding to use the wider one for this tag.
I raided my box of dies, chosing a design which had solid areas which I thought would work well. I cut two of the same die, I have no idea of who makes this design as the packaging parted company with the die some time ago!
I used a glue stick to stick the die cuts on to the tag base.
I then tore off three lengths of copper tape and scrunched up each one. Roughly unfolding the scrunched tape and removing the paper backing, I lay it down the centre of the tag, I then did the same with the other two lengths, placing each side of the one already on the tag. I used a craft knife to cut off the surplus.
I have a Cricut tool, I don't know what it's called, but it's idea for smoothing over the surface of the tag, paying particular attention to the raised die cut areas. I then used a paper stump to go around the die cuts, to ensure that the die cuts stood proud from the base.
Once I was satisfied, I used two shades of Ranger Distress Paint: Salvaged Patina and Uncharted Mariner to achieve a more mottled look. I used a chisel shaped paint brush to apply the paint, to ensure a good coverage. I set it aside for five minutes to dry a little.
Once dry, I buffed the surface of the tag with an old fabric rag, paying attention to the die cut areas again. When I was satisfied with the look of it, I mounted the tag on a piece of co-ordinating card and threaded a ribbon through it.
If you would like to learn more about #tapeatag, why not join the Facebook group, the link is here. It is run by Karen Warneke of Oarsum Crafts. There is lots of inspiration in the group.