Monday, 25 February 2013

Tag Samples

Hello, Kirsten here.  Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  Mine was hectic, Lisa’s too.  We’re busy working on projects, none of which we can show you at the moment.  As a result, I had no clue what I could put on the blog, until I decided that I would show you some tags that I make when I want to try out ideas.

These tags were inspired by THIS post on the Cakewrecks blog yesterday.  If you’re unaware of Cakewrecks, then you really should pay the site a visit.  They post photos of professional cakes that have gone "horribly, hilariously wrong" & every Sunday they post they post their Sunday Sweets, which showcases the most beautiful cakes you’ve ever seen.

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This first tag is Weathered Wood distress ink on manila cardstock.  I put on a few layers, drying each layer, flicking water on top, letting it sit for a few seconds, then blotting & drying.  The stamp is Kanban, stamped with black Archival & coloured with a black Pitt pen & a white Sakura pen.

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Here’s the same technique, but on a white, linen textured tag.

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The two tags together.  You can see the difference in the background colour.  Weathered Wood looks more grey on the white tag.

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On this one I stamped the Kanban butterflies with Versamark, heat set with white embossing powder – use WOW! powders, they’re excellent – and then Weathered Wood DI on top.

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For this fourth tag, I used paint on a white, linen textured tag.  I mixed black & white acrylic paints & applied them first with a dry brush.  It was quite dark, so I added more white paint & continued building up layers, drying each time.  I then added water to the paint mix & painted a few more layers, knocking back with a baby wipe & drying, until I decided I was happy with the appearance.  The stamps are all Artemio.  I stamped the butterfly onto scrap card, embossed it with clear EP, covered it with Weathered Wood DI, added highlights with a white pen & cut it out. 

STAMP03 Butterflies  STAMP06 Floral Schrolls  WA01 Clear Gloss 160ml 

There you have it, quick & simple today.  Grey is a colour I don't tend to use, but I like how these turned out.  I shall have to get myself a proper grey inkpad.

Before I finish, a quick reminder about the blog CHALLENGE & the SALE.  Both end on the 28th, so you have a few days left.  I will be back during the week, but can’t say when at the moment.  So, until next time, happy crafting.



  1. Loving your distressed backgrounds, and the last tag with the butterfly is especially gorgeous :)

  2. Love the backgrounds, in fact I just love the whole effect! Thanks for your kind words on my Blog today. Judy x


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