52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 9 January 2023

Playing with techniques for Tag 23 & 24

You may remember that I took part in Karen Telfer's "24 Days of Tags 2022" challenge.  Tags 23 and 24 used the same technique but one had a more vintage look and one was pastel colours.  I decided to expand my play session by trying the technique out on different types of card, including Kraft card stock.

The first thing I noticed using Kraft cardwas that the embossing doesn't look as obvious as it does on the white card, likely due to the weight of it being less and also the fibres within it.  The Kraft card also absorbed the colours of the inks.  I used "Rusty Hinge" and " Cracked Pistachio" Distress Oxide inks, but you can barely see either.

I decided to decorate this experimental background, creating this tag.  I splattered black, white, brown and blue Posca Pen paint across the surface.

I added a band of Washi Tape on the lower third and inked the edges of the tag using Versfaine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink.  I then stuck some paper roses and leaves on to the tag.  Finally adding some pearls and beads to embellish the surface.


  1. Absolutely stunning tag Sam you know how to make these with beauty and a touch of class.... gorgeous colours here too. x

  2. The embossing may appear more subtle on the Kraft card but your splatters and choice of colours in the floral embellishments make it perfect

  3. This is a really pretty embossed tag using kraft card Sam, and the added spatters pick up the colours of the delightful flowers, and I love the added washi, curly wire and pearls. x