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DIY Souvenir: Watercolor Map Tags of Your Favorite City

DIY Souvenir: Watercolor Map Tags (maps by maps.stamen.com, tags by Wanderlust Designer)

DIY Souvenir: Watercolor Map Tags (map images copyright maps.stamen.com, tags created by Wanderlust Designer)

I stumbled upon a pin on Pinterest and instantly fell in love… a website that generates artsy watercolor style maps. Oo la la! I just had to play. Maps.stamen.com is a mapping site from Stamen, a design and technology studio in San Francisco. The interface is relatively simple, within a couple minutes, I had figured it out and was having fun exploring various cities in the world. After some playing, I thought these maps would make a great DIY souvenir, so I decided to make some printable city tags to share.

How to Make a Watercolor Map Tag from maps.stamen.com

How To Make Watercolor City Tags from maps.stamen.com

How To Make Watercolor City Tags from maps.stamen.com

Above are some simple instructions for making your own watercolor city tag– perfect to attach to a gift, or bottle of wine when you head over to a friends for dinner.

1. Go to maps.stamen.com

2. Type in desired city to map in upper left corner and select “Find.” Select your desired effect– I’ve chosen “Watercolor.” Once rendered, in the bottom left corner is an arrow next to the word, “Watercolor”. Select this.

3. To create an image of this map to save, select “<image>” button in upper right corner.

4. Type in desired final image size in upper right. For a tag, I’ve put in 825×500 (2.75″x5″). Then select, “Make.”

5. Your image is now complete. You can print out, then cut out and string on to a gift or any other creative use you can imagine.

Free Printable Watercolor Map Tags Using maps.stamen.com

Below are 4 different tags I created using maps.stamen.com; one of San Francisco, one of New York City, one of London and one of Paris. Of course, the city options are endless when using their site!

Printable San Francisco and New York City Watercolor Map Tags (map images by maps.stamen.com)

Printable San Francisco and New York City Watercolor Map Tags (map images by maps.stamen.com)

Paris and London Map Watercolor Tags (map images from maps.stamen.com)

Paris and London Map Watercolor Tags (map images from maps.stamen.com)

 

More Resources:

Stamen Design

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Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.

 

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