And now for some of the fun close up stuff in case you care to see :)
First, part of the technique included making a background that used a stencil as a stamp. I went with a black tag (because I have a ton and never use them) and a mix of paints on a stencil mixed with water to create the background. I think it has a cool celestial look. There is another background in the picture that is part of my dad's card post (go look at that one too!).
So after making the background, I went and used my new coffee die cut thing (which I obviously had to have as a Starbucks lover). But let's look even closer!
Moving on down, I decided to spice up the "cup label" thing with a... a uh... plastic thing (I can't remember what they are called. le sigh) that I stamped using a reflective script on the back so that it was correct on the front. I let it dry and added a little paint to make it stand out. I also put a little bit of alcohol ink on the front to age it a bit. Below that I used burlap, some green paper, a strip of film, and some chit chat stickers to make a phrase that is sort of a punny nod to Starbucks.
And here is the whole tag again!
AND as a bonus for reading until the end, I'm hosting a CONTEST to win some cool Tim Holtz Distress stuff! I'm a fool and ordered two of a few things, and I only need one sooooo good for all of you! You get to try and win it! I have a distress ink pen, stain, and paint in Fossilized Amber up for grabs (one of the new colors for 2015) -- all you have to do is comment below with a suggestion of what you do with tags after you make them haha. That's it! I have a bunch of them and I'm not really sure what to do with them. Do you sell them? Use them for cards? Really big book marks? Anyway, comment below by 11:59pm EST on July 3rd and I will randomly choose a winner on July 4th and reach out to the winner.