52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday 4 August 2023

Copper Tape-A-Tag embossed using die cuts

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.


  1. Beautiful colours,texture and design

  2. This is fabulous using the copper tape with the two blue inks used in the background Sam, and the dimension and background texture looks terrific, and I love the die cut leaves you used. x