Tea Bag Tags by Louise Nelson

For today’s tutorial I would like to share with you some of the creative fun I have been having with creating ‘Tea Bag Art’. I have incorporated them into some fun tags created with the newly released Dreamscapes range.

Step by Step
Begin with saving some of your used teabags and allowing them to dry out. When they are dry tear the bottom of the bag to open them up. Empty out all of the dried tea leaves. Apply 2 coats of heavy white gesso to the tea bags, this will make it easier to stamp on.

When the gesso is dry select your favourite 7 Dots Studio stamp and begin to stamp images on to the areas of gesso on the tea bags. When you have finished stamping enough teabags for your projects select those that suit your tag designs. For these tags I deconstructed the teabags and only used the top layer.
Next select your desired tags and begin to put them together. I selected 2 large tags for the Dreamscapes range.

Construct your tags using the fabulous die cut elements and sticker elements from the Dreamscape range. I also added cotton thread and Flair button embellishments.

To complete the tags I selected some coordinating cardstock branch design die-cuts. These were coloured with chalkboard spray mist. When dry adhere them to the tags to compliment your design. To finish off add some coordinated mist splats to the tags and colour some silk ribbon for the tag ties.

Well that is it from me for this tutorial, I do hope that you have enjoyed how I have incorporated some fun ‘Tea Bag Art’ into creating these tags.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Tags
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers
Natures Walk – Clear Stamps

Strech your imagination by Marie Johansson

Hi crafty souls! Marie here today with a card & tag set created with the new Dreamscapes Collection. I made this set using the 6×6 paper pad, the tag set and embellishments from the sticker sheets. I love the soft colors in the collection. It combines perfectly with brighter elements like flowers, gem stones or mist.

I went for a soft look at my the card above. I wanted to highlight the sun figure from the patterned paper so I placed a piece of chipboard as a frame. Tags with 3D squares under gives extra dimension and the combination of bold and soft yellow give extra interest.

My next card is a bit of a experiment. I love the stencil with birds on strings and wanted to use that on my card. I used black heavy gesso with it to create dimension and a bold effect that I am really satisfied with. I used the combination of tags and flowers here to, and tied it with a soft romantic ribbon.

As for the tags I was using the paper scraps left from my cards. I used them to create two pretty similar but on the other hand opposite tags. The embellishments are really similar but are shown off differently – bold on one and soft on the other. Again I used the combination of flowers, stickers and gem stones. I also added a “Writers´s Block” flair.

Thanks for stepping by here today! I am pretty sure you will fall in love with these new collections as well!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Pads
Dreamscapes – Tags
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers
Hazy Days – Birds on Wire Stencil

Steampunk Tag by Eirini Tsaima

Happy New Year dear 7 Dots Fans!
This is my first post this year and I really enjoy the holidays.
I wish you all, beautiful moments, treasured memories and all the blessing a heart can know.
Today I will share with you a tag I made, using a steampunk-vintage photo and Writers block collection pad 6×6, in order to fit my style. I tried to create some layers and add some details with my Um Wow chipboards that I love!

Wish you all a great 2017 and much…much love and luck!! Eirini…

Products used…
7 Dots Studio – Writer’s Block – pad 6×6
7 Dots Studio – Writer’s Block – Element Stickers 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Writer’s Block – Tags 12×12
7 Dots Studio – Cotton Candy Dreams- Die-cut Elements 6×12