Monday, June 24, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Tag using Paper Artsy Zini 11

"Stars and Stripes" is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I incorporated both into the background of this quirky little tag.

I started by cutting the tag out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and smearing it with acrylic paint.  Then I used a palette knife to cover some of the color with white paint.

Since the challenge theme involved stripes, I created some by sewing horizontal patterned paper strips across the bottom of my tag.

I added more white paint and some blue paint, then cut and glued on some stars cut with Simon's Holy Stars dies.

Next I stenciled white dots onto the tag, then hit it with some Distress Spray and Distress Stains.  I added several tones of brown.  Then I cut some paper lace using a Tim Holtz die and added that to the background.

I added a couple more strips of patterned paper and some Tim Holtz Washi tape.  Then I  stamped and fussy-cut this funny little creature and added him to the front.

That little critter makes me smile every time!

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

I'm excited to see your interpretation of Stars and Stripes!  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!