Today I have some Christmas Tags to share with you.
Here's the first one -
This tag was made by scrunching up a cream parcel tag, opening it back up and then wiping a Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad over the top. The ink catches on the peaks. I spritzed it with water and waited a few seconds and then pressed it with a warm iron (I used my encaustic art one). It spits and splatters a bit and some of the ink moves around a bit more. The result is always different. Cool technique, eh? Found it a couple of years ago on Tim Hotlz Demos. Brilliant techniques on there.
Anyway, back to the tag - I stamped the poinsettia from the Creative Expressions Tatty Button Poinsettias set twice in Jet Black Archival and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured the image using Scarlet Flame Matt Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Ink and Ancient Copper Mica Drawing Ink. I only coloured in four petals and the centre of one of the images. I cut them out and shaped them and added them to my tag using Pinflair Glue Gel.
The sentiment is from the Creative Expressions Tatty Button Text 2 stamp set. I stamped it in Jet Black Archival and embossed it using clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels Twelve and pierced around the emboss line. I cut a faux nestie out of red card and mounted my sentiment piece onto it and added it to my tag.
Finally, I added some Vintage Ribbon in Basque Red.
Here's a slightly closer shot -
The next tag I have to share is this one -
This tag was made by using the ink that was left on my craft sheet from making the first tag. I squished the tag into the ink on my craft sheet and swirled it about a little. I then dried it with a heat gun and then picked up some splatters of ink from the mat and dried it again. I repeated this last step until I was happy with the result. You can add more ink to you mat if you need to but make sure your mat is dry before you do so or you may contaminate or water down your ink pad. You can create this background using more than one colour - again you can see this on Tim's Demos.
I stamped some holly leaves from the Creative Expressions Tatty Button Christmas Accessories 2 set in Vintage Photo Distress Ink randomly all over the tag. I stamped the sentiment in the Vintage Photo and cut it out using the Spellbinders Parisian Accents Die Set. I inked with Vintage Photo while still in the die. I then added the sentiment to my tag. Finally, I added some Vintage Ribbon in Toffee Beige.
Here's a slightly closer shot. You can see the holly a little better -
Here's a tag made using the same technique as the first tag but I used Black Soot Distress Ink and a white tag instead -
I've stamped the Tatty Button A Tatty Christmas To You in Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I then coloured her in with a mixture of matt and mica Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks. I cut her our leaving a small white border all round her. I shaped her and added her to my tag using Pinflair Glue Gel. I added three faux pearls using Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Berry Red. I finished my tag off with some Basque Red Vintage Ribbon.
My last tag that I'm sharing with you has been made using the same technique as he second tag but again I have swapped Vintage Photo for Black Soot Distress Ink and have used a white tag -
The image I used here is another of the poinsettias from the Tatty Button Poinsettias stamp set. This one has a button in the centre instead of berries. You can see that I have coloured in the buttons with Scarlet Flame Matt Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Ink (I just love that colour!). Again the sentiment is from the Tatty Button Text 2 stamp set and it's been stamped with Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it our using an oval nestie. I inked around the edges with Black Soot. I cut a faux nestie in red card and matted the two pieces together and added them to my tag. Again, I added some Basque Red Vintage Ribbon to finish.
Here's a slightly closer shot -
Hope you've enjoyed looking at my tag creations today.
I'm entering this post into the following challenges -
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Tag You're It
Make It Monday #64
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Such fabolous tags. Love the teqnique you've used for them. Spotted you at MIM;) Thanks for the TH tips:) Bettina xxReplyDelete
OH wow! What a fun and unique assortment of tags and techniques. These are fantastic. Thanks so much for all the information on how you made these too.ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous tags! It was a pleasure to pop by to see them from Make It Monday!ReplyDelete
This is lovely I saw it on MIM xx JanReplyDelete
Clever techniques, adore the holly background :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful tags! Saw them on MIM and had to leave you a note!ReplyDelete
Wow, gorgeous tags. I love the distressing on each!!ReplyDelete
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