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?!