I love making tags. They are a great way to try out techniques or create a quick piece of artwork. I also like using inky paper towels or brayer mop up sheets for a quick background. This tag combines both in response to a set of prompts plus one of my favourite Clarity stamp sets. Here's the story of how it was made: #ClarityOpenDayFestival.
A third prompt was to use a stamp, a fourth to use blue and a fifth to add a favourite saying. I combined all three in one step by stamping the Carpe Diem stamp from Claritystamp directly onto the tag using Majestic Blue Versafine ink and heat embossing in detail clear EP. I then used a blue Sakura PN micron pen to colour in the lettering.
I also stamped and heat embossed - this time in Onyx Black Versafine - one of the large stamps from the Hats 2 set by Claritystamp onto a separate piece of card. This was coloured using my small selection of Kuretake Clean Colour pens, fussy cut and added to the tag. The final prompt was to add a border, so I blended the Van Gogh Phthalo Blue Oil Pastel (Royal Talens) along the edges. I had to seal the tag otherwise the oil pastel would have eventually rubbed off.