Thursday, 15 September 2016

Grungy tag card

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a good week! Today I want to share a card with you that I made with one of the tags I was doing to try and get my mojo back. (Not very successfully so far)....
Anyway, here goes:
I started by using a part of a background paper I created a while back. The original post for that can be found here.
The  paper was 12 x 12" so I cut it into four 6 x 6" papers and then chose one piece as the background. I trimmed it down a bit, added some stamping around the edges mostly, using the cool stamps by Gabrielle Polacco for 49and Market.
Next I selected some embellishments I wanted to use from my stash.
The focal point became one of the tags, to see how I made it, just click here:

The embellishments were altered in a similar way as I had done to the ones on the tag, - adding some matte medium and then sprinkling on some Stampendous Ancient Gold embossing powder.
Finally a Tim Holtz Ideaology word band finishes it all off.

It was all mounted on a 6 x 6 card blank and that was pretty much it.

Well, there you are, thanks for your visit like usual and happy creating!
xxx

28 comments:

  1. Love how you've used the tag to make a card with a fabulous stamped paper background and the gold embossed elements are placed perfectly to balance the composition xxx

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  2. Love this grungy feeling with a tag, a wonderful combination!!

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  3. Love this Astrid, your background is fabulous and the tag looks amazing, love how you used the embossing powder on the metal pieces too. Gorgous! Xx

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  4. I think your mojo must have crept back in by the back door without you noticing Astrid because this is gloriously inspiring.

    B x

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  5. I bet your mojo never left Astrid it was just easing back into crafting slower than you would like. What a great idea to use the wonderful tag to make such a special card.Always an inspiration when I read your posts

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. I agree this is a stunning card and I so love those stamps by Gabrielle Pollaco ( received mine last week) your background is fabulous and I love the effect of the powders on the metal embellishments x

    TFS and hugs
    Annie xx

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  7. A masterpiece Astrid- I love anything about it.. it's gorgeous!
    oxo
    Susi

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  8. Beautiful! The tag on the lovely background is wow!

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  9. Absolut fabulous way to use the tag, and it sure made an awesome card, when it was all done. I love how it turned out and anyone would love to recieve such a beauty here. It´s just gorgeous. Have a great week-end ahead now soon.

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  10. This is grungylifically wonderful Astrid, love it to bits! Happy crafting, Angela x

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  11. Well, I'd say your mojo is definitely back! This is a fabulous palette with so many beautiful details.... I could linger over it for a long time! Wonderful use of your tag and background from prior sessions - smart! xxx Lynn

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  12. Wow Astrid, I love the fabulous background you created and those Gabrielle stitching stamps have just shot to the top of my wish list! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. Gorgeous Astrid, as always. Love your backdrop and the metallic touches add a real opulent feel to this piece. Wonderful layering and dimension . Hugs . Tracy x

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  14. Astrid, I love the background paper you used, and the "old" tag is gorgeous, in it self, so putting it here, together with other altered embellishments, so wonderful looking with the embossing,- creates a new beautiful card !
    Dorthe, xoxo

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  15. Absolutely beautiful!! Love it!!

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  16. It was a wonderful tag and now on this card, with the fantastic background, it looks awesome.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Brilliant texture and LOVE the embossing gold on the nib...so COOL! LOVE the whole project...so gorgeous!

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  18. Simply fabulous way to use up that gorgeous tag Astrid! You may feel that you've lost your mojo (know how that goes) but believe me it is well and truly alive and kicking. Love the muted colour and the touches of gold and the textures are just amazing!! Stunning work as always! Have a great weekend!! hugs xx

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  19. Fabulous background for this gorgeous tag and the gold embossing on the metal embellishments creates a great balance. Love it.
    Avril xx

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  20. Lovely and inspiring Astrid! I am always a fan of embossing! xo

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  21. Gorgeous as always Astrid! Love the beautiful tag and all the shimmery gold detail! Looks like your MOJO is blossoming as always!

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  22. Mojo sure is hard to come by these days for me as well. Fantabulous use of the tags and the embossing powders. I truly enjoy the end result and the bits of sewing added to this awesome sauce design. Gorgeous and grungy! ~Niki

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  23. Mojo is definitely back I'd say! This is stunning! The colours alone are beautiful but everything here is just wonderful! Hugs, Chrisx

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  24. I sure love your work Astrid~ and your 'grungy' style is soo cool!
    I like your(49)stamping and inking; and then the textural neutral layers; so rich. The gold accents are a 'grungy' hit! : ) Thanks for sharing and inspiring~ Karen O

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  25. Well I love where your mojo was with this one Astrid! The metallics bounce off each other and make for classy grunge I'd say xx

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  26. Fabulous! Astrid Love the whole grungy feel and the tag is a real stunner working perfectly with the whole colour palette and metal elements .
    hugs x

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