Thursday, November 26, 2015

And the 21st Tag...

And t's me, one more time tonight, with the final tag I managed to create for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. Once again I was drawn to the clean and simple, and decided to focus on Kim Bell's tag. I was inspired by the red (of course) as well as the large snowflake and splattered background. Here's mine:

Instead of a die cut, I decided to use a large snowflake stamp and emboss it in snowflake tinsel embossing powder. (I really should try to remember that this powder is never quite as impressive as I think it will be...) I then splattered some white mist over the rest of the tag and added the sentiment. 
Even with not quite being able to manage three days of Tracey's event, I may just have more than enough tags for Christmas now! ;) 

Supplies: Stampin' Up real red cardstock,Teresa Collins Santa's List patterned paper, Stampin' Up Holiday collection stamp, Versamark ink, Ranger snowflake tinsel embossing powder, homemade confetti white Perfect Pearls mist, Stampin' Up scallop & Creative Memories corner rounding punches, Offray white ribbon, Twinery solid maraschino twine

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Tag, Day 20

On the 20th day of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event, I chose Tracey's gorgeous reindeer tag, clean and simple in red and white, as my inspiration. Here's what I came up with: 

This Dasher stamp is so classy! I paired him with a simple sentiment and added a little glitter gel pen on his antlers and the snowflakes. Equally clean and simple! 
One tag left to share... ;) 

Supplies: white & Stampin' Up real red cardstock, Stampin' Up Dasher & Studio G Joy stamps, Stampin' Up real red ink, Spellbinders reverse wonky rectangle die, FIskars threading water punch, Twinery solid maraschino twine, Gelly Roll clear glitter gel pen

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A Tag for Day 19

I have fallen a little short of my personal goal of creating a tag for each day of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event, but I'm here this evening with my last three tags, starting with Day 18. I picked Kay Miller's tag to CASE (copy and share everything) — because it has a frame but it's not a shaker tag! ;) I was also inspired by her use of kraft and green. Here's my version:

I cut the ornament tag out of white twice and kraft and patterned paper once. I die cut the trees from green, then cut one of the white tags with the base of the tree die for snow. After cutting a scalloped circle from the kraft layer, I adhered all the ornament layers together. Then it was a matter of adding the little snowman and a sentiment. Some ribbon, twine and a couple of jingle bells finished the tag. 

Supplies: white & Stampin' Up kraft & garden green cardstock, Studio Calico Wonderland patterned paper, Hero Arts Snow Much Joy & Holiday Conversation stamps, Versafine onyx black & Stampin' Up garden green inks, Papertrey Ink tag sale #4, Spellbinders scalloped circle & (?) tree dies, Prismacolor pencils, frosted lace Stickles, green Divine twine, Affray white ribbon, $ store jingle bells, pop-dot tape 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Tag for Day 18

This is my second post of the day! For my Guest Designer post
with Muse: ChristmasVisions, please click here

I'm starting to fall behind! Here I am, a little out of sequence, with my tag for Day 18 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. Today's inspiration is courtesy of Lisa Elton. I looked at the overall design of the tag, her fancy die cut top panel, her use of silver and the cute little penguin. Here's my take:

I used the bottom of a wine tag die to cut a fancy base to my top panel, then ran it through my regular tag die to properly shape the top. My penguin is watercoloured with distress markers.
A short post this time from me — thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies: white cardstock, Strathmore mixed media paper, Stampin' Up silver glimmer paper, Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper, Hero Arts Decorate You, Christmas Reindeer & Holiday Conversation stamps, Verafine onyx black & Memento London fog & pear tart inks, Zing clear embossing powder, Papertrey Ink tag sale #2, Avery Elle cheers, & Paper Smooches borders 1 dies, distress markers, frosted lace Stickles, scrap ribbon, pop-dot tape

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25 Days of Christmas Tags with Muse: ChristmasVisions

Welcome to Muse: ChristmasVisions #30! MCV is sponsoring Day 24 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event... and I'm thrilled to be a guest designer with the MCV design team for this special post. The entire MCV design team is playing along today. The theme is red and green with a tree element. I had yet to use one of my favourite Christmas tree stamps this season, so the time was ideal to ink it up, I thought.

I started by masking the edges of my tag and sponging some white chalk ink in from the edges. Leaving the masks in place (my husb will never see his roll of painters tape again, you know...) I tried stamping a small snowflake in the same chalk ink. It was barely visible! So I switched to my trusty pigment ink for the random flakes. While the pigment ink was drying, I embossed my little tree in gold. In a mixed media frenzy, I used green Twinkling H2Os for the tree, a distress marker for the trunk, and a gold gel pen for the star. While the tree dried, I embossed the sentiment in red sparkle embossing powder. An attempt to show some of the shimmer and shine: 

Extreme close-up also shows off how blobby my final step, liquid pearls for the Christmas ornaments, turned out. (I was going for 3D, but maybe not that 3D...) Luckily, I don't think the tag recipient is likely to be examining it quite that closely. ;) 
Have you participated in Tracey's tag event yet? The tags each day are so inspiring. Plus, there are even prizes! You can read about the event, and link up your own creations, here. And remember to link up at Muse: ChristmasVisions as well! 

Supplies: Stampin' Up kraft cardstock, Strathmore mixed media paper, Hero Arts Snow Much Joy & Christmas Reindeer stamps, Versamark, Hero Arts snow, Colorbox frost white & Memories passion red inks, pirate's gold & red sparkle embossing powders, Papertrey Ink tag sale #3 die, Twinkling H2Os, distress marker, gold gel pen, ruby red liquid pearls, Hemptique red & green twine, pop-dot tape

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