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..



  1. I love this grungy technique but am so bad at it myself. Maybe this year I need to give it another go. Love the stars on the first tag and the colours and Hey Girl on the second.

  2. i already loved these, but i double-love them after reading your last sentence!!! loveLOVElove that you are letting your instinctive art journal style come into your cards!!! (plus they are incredibly beautiful, too, so there's that!)


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