Thursday, January 5, 2017
Grungy Tag Cards..
At the start of my Christmas break I decided to step out of my comfort zone and play with some tags, stencils and paint.
I bought these great tags on sale at Paper Source as I thought they would be great for Ranger distress techniques.
Turns out they are and they aren't..they take the ink and paint perfectly, but they rumple a bit whilst you are working..that annoyed me a bit!
Anyway...moving past my brat like behaviour..
I used distress inks to colour both the tags and then I stamped and stenciled various things onto them before adding some distress paint splashes in white, black and blue.
I was pretty pleased with how they looked after even those few steps.
I used grey card blanks and stamped directly onto these using distress inks and I spritzed them a teeny amount for a bit of blur. I added washi tape to both bases for a bit of interest.
I had been planning to make both cards Happy Birthday, but I had a spare 'Hey Girl' on my desk and it seemed to fit the card below perfectly.
I really like them and they are a bit different to my normal style, they feel a bit like my art journal, which is a world apart from my cards..not sure why that is..