Monday, November 18, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Upcycled Clothing Tags using Dina Wakley's Abstract Figures Stamp Set

"Recycle" is the theme of the week here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I decided to make good use of some old clothing tags by giving them a face-lift.  Here's the end result:

I don't know when/why I consciously started saving clothing tags, but I found myself sticking the ones I liked into a little jar I had in my craft room.  I don't have any idea of "cool brands" these days and I really don't care, but I found it interesting to see all the different tag styles and fonts once I started paying attention (yep- I'm nerdy like that).

I picked out three tags, slathered them with white gesso, then stenciled some white dots on.

Next I stamped them with a circle-dot shape from Altenew's Halftone Circles set.  I added all sorts of acrylic paint after that.

All that was left to do was stamp and fussy-cut out my silhouettes, then paint and decorate them.  Once they were done, I glued them to the tags.

I cut out crowns and hats to add to my silhouettes.

I used Washi tape to give some additional patterns to my silhouettes and I finished the tags off by tying white twine through the holes.

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

What will you recycle this week for our challenge?  Upload your masterpieces to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher for the Simon Says Stamp store.