Monday, July 1, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Tag using Paper Artsy EEA04 and EKD02

"Make Your Own Background" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog theme.  We're also featuring Paper Artsy products.  I made a tag using plenty of my favorite Paper Artsy images.  I was also excited to try Strathmore Mixed Media paper in black, which was new to me.

I started out with the aforementioned Strathmore Mixed Media paper in black.  I stamped and heat-embossed some Paper Artsy images onto it with white embossing powder.

I stenciled some dots onto the tag using white paint and an Altenew stencil.  Then I smooshed on more white paint and some other colors of acrylic paint.

While that was drying, I stamped and cut out some trees, also from Paper Artsy.  I added some Tim Holtz Washi tape to the trees and colored them.

As is often the case with my projects, the background became too busy for the images in the forefront, so I whited out a section of the background so the trees would stand out better. They needed more color, so I made another tag that I stamped and colored (on white paper this time) then I tore it up so I'd have some scraps to add to the trees.

I glued the scraps onto the trees and then stamped and cut out a fantastic quote from a Tim Holtz stamp set and added that on.

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

There are so many amazing background-making techniques!  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  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.