The theme at CCT this week is Stamping Crazy. My son is off to Paris on a school trip in the summer so I made a French themed tag for his birthday. I cut the tag from Stampin Up cream card and stamped the background with various Tim Holtz stamps and then used Vintage Photo Distress Ink for the colour. The harlequin stamp is a very old Hero Arts one which I heat embossed to add a bit of texture. I cut the Eiffel Tower and Fleur De Lys from white card using a Tim Holtz die and then I embossed them with the corresponding texture folder. I then coloured the shapes with Tarnished Brass Distress stain and when dry I went over the top with Black Soot Distress Ink. I can't take the credit for this technique as I saw it on a blog but the results are so effective I shall definitely be doing some more.The sentiment is also Tim Holtz and the word strips are from Darkroom Door.
I really enjoyed making the tag and hopefully will get to spend more time crafting now.