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Make your stamps work for you, a leaf does not just have to be a leaf, on this card it becomes the flower petal.

Posted by Darcy UK from Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom • Published See Darcy UK's 7 projects »
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  • How to recycle a tag card. Tag Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    I began with a number 8 tag and a piece of heavy scrapbook paper, but you could use plain card. I used a brayer to add Fresco Chalk Acrylic paint ( by PaperArtsy) onto the tag and the scrapbook paper. Doing this allows for subtle blending and layering.

    On the painted scrapbook paper I stamped lots of leaves (from stamp set EDY13 by PaperArtsy) I also stamped some text

  • How to recycle a tag card. Tag Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    To the tag I added lines of stamping using a border stamp and a neautral shade of ink, between those lines I added a smaller background stamp using an even lighter colour. this adds a very subtle background effect.

    On a smaller piece of card I added more paints and then stamped 3 flower heads.

  • How to recycle a tag card. Tag Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    These flower heads had more paint added to them.

  • How to recycle a tag card. Tag Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    I also stamped and cut out some stems.

    You can see here that I have cut out all the leaves and turned them into petals, adding the flower heads in the centre.

  • How to recycle a tag card. Tag Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    This makes for a quirky flower.

  • How to recycle a tag card. Tag Card - Step 6
    Step 6

    I glued the new flowers to the tag along with the stems, making sure to allow some of hte petals to overhang the edges of the tag.

  • How to recycle a tag card. Tag Card - Step 7
    Step 7

    I cut up the text and edges each piece with a black pen. These were then attached over the stem. placing them in a staggered pattern adds interest. Make sure the last line covers the end of the stems, this will ground them, otherwise they don't look finished off.

  • How to recycle a tag card. Tag Card - Step 8
    Step 8

    The tag itself is pretty cool, but to turn it into a greeting card I attached it to a linen white card blank .

    The petals still overhang, so to mail this card you would need to construct a custom made envelope.

  • How to recycle a tag card. Tag Card - Step 9
    Step 9

    I liked this layout so much I made a second card using different shades of paints on the leaves/petals.

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