My son had another birthday to attend and when I asked him what his friend liked, he said very enthusiastically, "STAR WARS!" So here was my nod (in gift tag form) to the Stormtrooper.
recycled scraps of papers, and I chose the following materials:
First, I turned over all of the scraps of paper and traced the Stormtrooper image onto the variously colored scraps.
*Tip: I trace images onto the back of the paper so that any lines left after cutting the image out are hidden on the back of the image after flipping it back over again.
and used double sided tape to attach the shape onto the black paper, leaving some black paper visible around the edges.
Next I cut around the outside of the Stormtrooper head, leaving a thin black border around the head as if it had been outlined with a marker.
*Tip: Using double sided foam tape raises an image above the surface of the background giving the image more dimension.
This was my first time using carbon paper for a tag. I think it was very effective for an image made out of such simple shapes. I'll have to see if using carbon paper for more complex images is worth the effort.