Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Blueprint Christmas Tags

I just love these Tim Holtz blueprint stamps! I decided to try out my new Distress Markers (Christmas gift to myself!) and thought they would make cute tag fronts.

I first stamped with Archival ink in black on watercolour paper and then used the Distress Markers to watercolour in the images.  I absolutely love how these markers blend.  I still really like my Tombows, but these are much softer colours and give a completely different look.

After colouring the images in I sponged on Distress Ink around the edges and tied on some Baker's Twine.


This week's challenge at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog is to create a background without using patterned papers.  Check out the amazing samples the design team has put together!


  1. The little blueprints make the PERFECT Christmas tags, Karla! Thanks for sharing your handiwork with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Love these! The coloring is so delightful :) I invite you to join the Arts & Crafts Challenge here:

    Be creative and support the pigs!

    Corrinne Q