I started out by adding some torn tissue tape randomly on my manilla tag:
Next, I sponged on three shades of Distress Inks:
Using my ARTplorations Retro Circles stencil and two shades of the same Distress Inks, I added some depth:
Then, using my ARTplorations Some Birds stencil, I added two birds. The flying bird has been made with Distress Paint while the perched bird was made with Distress Spray Stain:
Next, I again used the Retro Circles stencil and some thinned white gesso randomly on the tag:
I drew around both birds with a waterproof marker and then used a Stabilo pencil with water and small paint brush to add some shading:
For the final touches, I added some white dots with a marker and then circled them with the black marker. Then I added the sentiment (partial) from SUBWAY ART BUILDERS: Create with a black brush pen.
Hope you've enjoyed the tutorial and it's inspired you to go and create!