Thursday, August 27, 2015

Butterfly Wings Tag: Paper Wings Productions

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am excited to share with you a tag I created using the Paper Wings Productions Butterfly Wings and the Postcard stamp. I love creating with manila tags because you can really come up with some fantastic colorful backgrounds with just some ink and little bit of water!

I created two manila tags with with this colorful ink background and then used one to stamp the Butterfly Wings and cut them out to "pop" onto the second tag.
To create this fun background I used the Tim Holtz Wrinkle Free Distress Technique and then added a bit of my own flair with some stamping and stenciling.
Here's how:

First I selected the colors of ink I wanted to use- Ranger Distress inks are perfect for this technique because they blend so beautifully with water and the color palette is fantastic!

The inks I chose were: Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mermaid Lagoon.

Each color was applied generously direct to my non-stick craft sheet. Do not overlap colors when applying.

Spritz the ink with water from a mister bottle until you can see little droplets of ink (see below).  You can also use a pearlized mist or shimmer mist as well if want a different look with some shine.

Place the manilla tag (or other card stock) onto the inked surface and press gently to pick up ink.

Dry this first layer of ink completely with a heat tool- you can continue to go back and add more color to the tag using the remaining ink- just made sure you dry the tag between layers.

Once you have the desired look you want- ensure the tag is completely dry and stamp the Butterfly Wings in Archival Black and cut out.

I then repeated the above steps to make my background tag. After drying completely I stamped the Postcard Stamp onto the background lightly and in different areas and added some stenciled words using Hero Arts Unicorn White to give the tag some texture and depth.

Here you can see the detail of the Postcard stamp  in the background-I love this look!

To finish off the tag the butterfly wings were "popped" onto the tag with dimensional tape and I used a Tim Holtz ideology pen nib for the body.

I encourage you to play with different colors to create these fun backgrounds for cards and tags- and check out all the stamps at the Paper Wings Productions online store!


  1. Gorgeous!!! Thank you for all the step by step instructions....that takes a lot of time, patience, and love.


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