Koi Tags
by Olga

Hi crafty friends, I hope you are having a great week!

Today I have made a trio of tags combining alcohol inks and die cutting techniques. To start with I have created alcohol ink backgrounds on Yupo paper and since I'm not experienced with this type of inks I only used one color (slate) for all three backgrounds. Unexpectedly, as the ink was drying more colors developed like some shades of teal and purple - that was actually perfect for me as I was going for a watery look.

To tell you the truth, I was not particularly happy with the outcome and thought that those backgrounds themselves were not enough to make a project fabulous. But throwing them away was not an option too so how could I make them work for me? The answer is simple - die cutting! Die cutting is always a good idea so I added a negative pattern created with the collage die and it instantly brought everything together!

To create focal images I used Lovely Koi die with some foiled cardstocks plus added silver embossed sentiment strips and some sequins - and my tags were finally brought to life!

Watch the beginning to end video tutorial for more detailed instructions!

Koi Tags 1

Koi Tags 2


Koi Tags 3

Olga Floral Signature copy 




Olga, your tags are BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE what you did with the alcohol inks & die cutting! SERIOUSLY, these tags are SO SOPHISTICATED!!!! SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Gorgeous tags. Great video.

Hi Olga, These are stunning, I adore your backgrounds, and the koi are stunning. I'm looking forward to watching how you created these beautiful tags.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

I always love what you create and these are no exception! That arched vellum strip is so unique.

I love the brackground!!!! its fantastic!!!!! Love your tags!!!!

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