You can't really see the crumpled effect on my tag, and I didn't take a photo as I created it, so, in true bear style, here's another background I made in the same way....
First I crumpled up a perfectly good and un creased tag, even though it had done nothing to deserve such treatment.
Next I opened up the tag, and swiped a blue distress ink pad directly onto it.
I then spritzed the inky tag with some water, to displace the ink over the rest of the tag.
Next I heat dried my tag. If you watch the delectable Tim Holtz's tutorial of this technique you'll see he uses an iron to flatten his tag. We don't own a craft iron, and Wilbear would be tearing his fur out with anger if I used his precious laundry iron, so I just smoothed the tag with my furry paw as I heat dried it.
Voila, one blue, crumpled inky tag, oh, where did that pink crumpled ATC appear from?
Anyway, that was the basic principle behind my entry for the Smudgy Antics challenge. One Kraft tag, crumpled smeared with dark red distress inks, I then added more red distress ink to the flattened tag with blending foam. I stamped and cut a Paper Artsy stamp, added the image to the tag, stuck on some zigzaggy washi tape and hey presto. One entry for the challenge.
As for what I have on my furry head? Well I bought myself some deely boppers ready for Red Nose Day, otherwise known as Comic relief day. Don't I look especially cute?
With love from the bears.