I just love Distress inks and the way you can blend them, stamp with them and even emboss with them.
For these tags I began by inking the edges and shading in using Vintage photo. I wanted the rosettes to look like they belonged with the rest of the tag so I chose a colour, pine needle, that matched the mist to ink the edges of the paper as well. I stamped the tags in the brown ink also because I wanted it to look like a design on the tags rather than really stand out. I stamped and embossed the crown, clock, wings and words in black so they would stand out. I went back and did some shading over these in the pine needle and vintage photo as well. Inking the edges and shading in gives a nice finished effect anf vintage feel - not too grungy for this project.
I liked the different kinds of sparkle (glitter and mist) and shine (pearls and gold findings) I finished with and it didn't look too blingy for me. have a play yourself and see what you can easily create.
Wishing you joy June