Monday, 15 April 2013

Bon Voyage Tag Card

I bet you sometimes feel like me. You're known for 'making cards' (which I actually rarely do) and so people ask you to make cards for them. This is the result of one of those requests! A colleague of my friend is off on a long term business trip and so they wanted to mark the event with a card (and no doubt the obligatory office collection!) 
I took several different blue Distress Inks and tapped them on my craft sheet, spritzed with water and swiped a large #12 tag through the ink. I swiped both sides and did several different layers including a layer of brown inks. I never worry about getting a perfect coverage as the 'mottled' look is a more vintage effect. I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink for the edges of the card - don't forget to do the inside too! Fold your tag in half.
For the background I used the whole sheet of the Tiny Things Stamp Set. I inked it with French Ultramarine Archival Ink and stamped it onto the tag. Lots of images at once and you don't have to work out the spacing! 
I took some blue paper and stamped the car onto a 2" square piece. I then liberally applied some Glossy Accents to a fragment and then glued the paper and fragment together. When dry I spritzed the back of the paper with water and gently rubbed the paper away. When I had done this I adhered a piece of silver metal tape to the back using the tape's adhesive. I left enough of the front of the paper (the side attached to the fragment) so that the colour and image remain but I wanted a few thinner areas and 'holes' so that the silver of the foil shows through. 
To finish the card I used two Simple Sayings stamps (how incredibly useful are these?!) and added a hitch fastener as a closure. I hope you like this - why don't you make one and enter the latest Butterfly challenge over at our challenge site?!


  1. this is fab, love the colours and you have used the tiny things set so this make hugs trace x

  2. Looks just great - loving all the little stamps and the car on the front is great - you got such great results on your fragment!!

  3. Gorgeous background... am so tempted by the tiny stamps! Love the inside too - a really great make!
    Alison x

  4. This is fab' Gabrielle, love the colours and the background is great. Chris xxx