Monday, October 8, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Travel Tags made from Postcards

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is, "Cityscape."  I decided to make tags out of some landscape postcards.

I started with a set of postcards that came with Altenew's Reflections Scrapbook Kit and some tag dies from the Sizzix Tag Collection.

I cut some tag shapes out like so...

I wanted to add some different colors into the mix, so I painted over some sections with white Gesso and added some scraps of patterned paper.

I brightened them back up by coloring/smudging Prima Oil Pastel Crayons on them.  These crayons are a favorite tool of mine because while they are oil pastels, they're water-soluble so you can blend them nicely with just a touch of water.  I also stamped along the horizon line with some border stamps by AALL & Create.

I typed some travel sentiments, "wander on" and "adventurer" and added those.  I smudged some black and grey oil pastels around the edges and gave the tags a pop of color with some neon pink ink.

On this tag, I also added a squiggly circle stamp by Dina Wakley to the background.

I couldn't decide whether to go vertical or horizontal with these and think they look cool either way.  This also inspired me to see what else I could cut tags shapes out of.  :)

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see how you interpret our Cityscape theme this week!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


  1. Oh my goodness Andrea!! I love these tags!! so artsy and awesome!! Very creative!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! :-)

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. oh my goodness, I just saw that you have the mint typewriter!!! I would love one of those, am adding it to my Christmas list, I wonder if Santa will bring me one ;-)

  3. Absolutely creative! You started from a postcard and you changed it in a piece of art! Brilliant! barbara

  4. Wow! The postcards themselves are beautiful as they are and with your color tuning they got a new life! Absolutely lovely and so fresh! Love the vibrant colors and the patterned scraps! Hugs, Marzena

  5. Oh, I do like these... so clever how you've softened those very precise illustrations and made them look so artsy with the scraps and frames.
    Alison x

  6. beautiful tags Andrea and I love how you OOMPHED them up, hugs kath xxxx

  7. Love both gorgeous tags, Andrea. The color scheme and those collaged images are stunning. :)

  8. These are really cool tags, Andrea! Love how you went sideways and added to your cities with the stitching and words. hugs Maura

  9. These tags are wonderful Andrea. I just love how you altered the images and the text you added is perfect.