Monday, December 16, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Altered Snow Globe Tags using Paper Smooches' Super 2 and Reverse Confetti's See Through Tag Dies

"Cityscape" is our theme this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I made my version of a snow globe scene on these two tags:

I started with one of my favorite techniques, which is creating a panel out of random strips of washi tape.  All I did was stick the tape to white cardstock.

Next I got out the city dies, laid them on the washi tape panel, and ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot.

It looked a little like Crazy Town, so I toned down some of the blaring parts with white acrylic paint.  I outlined the buildings and some of the windows with a black Sharpie.

These were TOO white now (I know-- it is silly), so I added some color back in with acrylic paint.

Next I started working on the tags.  These tags came from a Reverse Confetti die called, "See Through Tag."  I used Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  Once they were cut, I stamped them with some text on the background.  The text is from an Inky Antics stamp set (designed by yours truly) called, "Encouraging Words."

I cut some circles out of black cardstock using Simon Says Stamp's Circle Loops dies and glued them around the hole opening.  Then I colored the tag backgrounds using more acrylic paint and Infusions color stain.

Next I glued the citcyscapes to the tag backgrounds.  

I added some paper behind the cityscapes to show through the hole openings, added some white paint through a snow stencil, and outlined some parts of the buildings again (as well as the edges of the tags) with a black Sharpie.  I added some eyelets and twine to the top and finished them off with some Small Talk- Occasions sticker sentiments.

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

How will you incorporate a cityscape this week?  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!