Saturday, 4 March 2017

Stamped Copper Christmas Tags

These tags measure approximately 11cms x 2cms.
Stamped Copper Christmas TagsI think these copper tags were a charity shop find when Marc and I went “on honeymoon” to Shrewsbury about 3 years ago.  If I were to hazard a guess, I think they may be something to do with gardening, but I will stand corrected if anyone knows any better……
Slim Copper TagsAnyway, Marc and I split what they had between us, paying no more than £1 each …… but it has taken until now for me to do anything with mine ……
alphabet set….. and that being “just” stamping them, but having said that, I am so chuffed with how they have turned out.  I stamped them using letters from a retro vintage alphabet and number set I found on e-bay, for, I think, about £7.
I decided it would be a lot easier to print the letters, using jet black Stazon Ink, in a higgledy piggledy way, rather than try and get them perfectly spaced out and level, but even doing that, I still had to wipe quite a few mistakes away before I was happy.
The finishing touch was to add a wooden bead to the copper wire that came with the tags.