52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 20 November 2023

Monochrome Foil Tape "Stag" Christmas Card

I seem to be on a roll with my crafting today, here's a monochrome Christmas card using "Karen Warneka's / Oarsum Crafts" Tape a tag technique.

I used a Sizzix die from their thinlits set called "Woodland Deer".  I glued the die cut on to a piece of 4x4" mount board then covered it with sticky backed foil. 

I smoothed out the surface then used a paper stump to determine the edges of the stag. I then used a small ball ended metal tool to go round the outline of the stag and make the vertical lines in the background.

I used a wide tipped black Sharpie pen to cover the entire square.  Once covered, I buffed the surface with a piece of kitchen roll, till the silver stag was exposed but leaving a very textural background.

Next, I mounted the piece on to a square of black card and then used sticky tape to adhere it to a white card blank.

I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink to stamp the Simon Says Stamp Christmas greeting, which is part of their "Tiny Words - Christmas" stamp set.


  1. Interesting technique, TFS, and a super card resulting from it


  2. This reminds me of the look of the cracked ice technique which used black ink dragged over mirri and leaves black lines over the card. But this is obviously a bit different with the dimensional deer covered by the foil, and when it has been pressed down all around the die cut makes a wonderful impression as well as the scratched vertical lines around it, and the black sharpie works beautifully to leave black within the lines. Beautifully done Sam! x

    1. Thank you very much. I agree it is a very similar result x