This particular tag is for my hubby. I used the one layer concept but created some depth as follows:
foam application of Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink to manila tag
Boy stamped, cut out and placed on tag as mask
Almanac background stamped onto tag with Sepia Archival Ink
Mask removed and boy stamped into place with Coffee Archival Ink
Books and sentiment stamped onto tag on top of almanac background with Coffee Archival Ink. I enhanced the books with a little distress marker.
Edge cut and embossed with Stampin' Up Sissix edgelit set, then highlighted with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Marker. This created a nice layered effect yet it still is only one layer.
Edges of tag edged with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink
I found a little bit of raffia on my craft table that I added to complete the tag.
Have you played with the one layer technique? Check out the current Rebel challenge.
I hope you are enjoying the holidays!!! Helene