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.

  10. Oh wow Andrea, these tags are amazing, and those postcards are the perfect base to mix with your style and create those beautiful tags! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra