Caardvarks is doing a Christmas Challenge right now - either tags or mini cards. I don't know if it's because the weather has been getting cooler or because the smoke is finally clearing - which makes me feel festive - but doing Christmas tags just seemed like a really welcome idea at the mo ... I enjoyed doing these so much I didn't want to stop. (I guess we'll have lots of tags this year :0)
I had recently purchased a set of Spellbinders Labels 11 - and built my tags around those...
First off a labour intensive one (if I did them all like this we'd have about 3 by December - heee!)
I used a dash of prisma glitter on the big snowflake and some Diamond Dust on the smaller one.
The DP's are a mix of Kaisercraft and PTI Papers.
I decided to work on some tags that could be mass produced and came up with these instead:
I found I could get 4 of these (with the embossed overlay) out of 1 sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper :0) The green scalloped pieces were out of my scrap pile (love it when that works out!)
Don't you love those little scroll images on the top and bottom? They come from Waltzingmouse's Vintage Labels 5 - and I'm quite in love with them at the mo :0) These tags are my favourites I think - because they are almost completely biodegradeable. Not much to lie around the landfill after Christmas is over!
The next ones are pretty simple! I used a technique I'd seen used by Maren Benedict - where she stamped in Cream ink and then embossed over it with Pearl embossing powder - on a dark cardstock.
Just one pearl in the centre and some ribbon to finish and it's done!
I did like the colours in the first tag and decided to try them on a smaller scale ...
I found that my McGill snowflake punch layered over the image from this label stamp perfectly. There are only 3 of these because my piece of scrap Aqua Mist was only big enough to punch out three snowflakes :0) LOL!
More Prisma glitter on this one and a rhinestone for some more sparkle!
Thanks for letting me share that - I really enjoyed the creative process - somehow even the repetition was therapeutic great right now!
Thanks to Caardvarks for issuing the challenge!
Have a blessed day peeps!
(I'm feeling too lazy to type out a complete materials list - if you have ANY questions, leave me a note and I'll type one in! *wink* :0)