Shabby Chic Flowers & Crowns tag

Hello crafters, and welcome to another tag creation!

This week I have been working hard, and learning a bit more about stamping, with the help of my good friend Laura over at Laurart – who always has something wonderful for me to learn (along with lots I want to spend my money on!)

This week, she showed me a few new techniques, let me try out crackle paints and Distress Stains, and helped me create some truly wonderful pieces (I am now TOO excited waiting for the arrival of my Distress Inks).

So, lets begin…

I started with a card tag set out in front of me, some tissue paper and some mod podge. I covered the tag with the mod podge and while scrunching the tissue paper I placed it onto the tag, to give it a wrinkled look. I set it to one side and let it dry.

Shabby Chic Tag

When it was all dry I used a technique Laura likes to call “Smushing”. Using Orchid Fresco paint (Chalk Acrylic) and normal Pale Blue acrylic paint, I dabbed my baby wipe into it and “smushed” it across the tag. There really is no rules for this, just dab and blend as you wish. Just be careful over the tissue paper, it requires not too much of a heavy hand. You can see the effect in the photo above.

Shabby Chic Tag

Next, taking a fabric flower, I sprayed some homemade glimmer mist (made from Victoria Velvet Ink)

I then used Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and blended over the top, and then used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to edge the tag, to give it that old, vintage look.


Next, I used Worn Lipstick Distress ink and some water to do some wrinkle free distress on one of the pieces of card, and broken china to do the other. I then dried them.

On the Worn Lipstick piece of card, and using Vintage Photo Distress Ink, I stamped the above quote. Then on other both pieces of card I edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Shabby Chic Tag

Then using some die-cut flowers and using the same colours and technique I used wrinkle free distress, added copper brads (which tie in nicely to the colour of the Vintage Photo Distress Ink don’t you think?) and added them to the tag.



And last, but by no means least, using some card stamped with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and a crown stamp using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Shabby Chic Tag


Thanks for visiting, I would love to know that you were here, so do stop off and leave me a comment 🙂

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Our Creative Corner – Shabby Chic Inspiration

The Artistic Stamper – Tags


  1. March 6, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    This is such a pretty tag, gorgeous colours
    Rosie x

  2. March 7, 2013 / 2:28 am

    Hello Amy
    Well, you are the lucky one to have Laura as your mentor as well as a friend. What you have made and designed for Our Creative Corner’s Challenge this week is gorgeous; perfect over the top flowers that suit a Tag so very well, this would look stunning on any gift. Thank you for joining us this week, we are thrilled to see your work.

    • Amy Wright
      March 7, 2013 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you so much for you kind words 🙂

      I am very lucky to have Laura as a friend, and she inspires me greatly to create, and its all down to her that I have fallen in love with Stamping!

  3. March 7, 2013 / 2:49 pm

    Such a fantastic tag, Amy. Love the beautiful effect of mod podge and tissue paper on the background and the diecut flowers are gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week… ^_^

  4. March 8, 2013 / 2:36 pm

    Hi Amy. I’m a blogging pal of Laura too although I wish I could join you in crafting with her in person – we’d have such a great time! Your tag is really lovely and I do like that smushing technique and am very impressed with your homemade glimmer mist too. Hugs, Margie

  5. March 18, 2013 / 6:07 pm

    A lovely tag and thank you for joining in the challenge at The Artistic Stamper

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