Saturday, 8 November 2014

Tag for Christmas


Morning.  Phew!  Such a busy week, feels like the cold weather has arrived and I have lost time somewhere.  With Christmas so quickly approaching, I want to make some tags for Christmas and was inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast this am.
 I also wanted to play along with the Mixed Media Twelve Tags of Christmas challenge my friend Loll Thompson is having on her blog.  So many wonderfully, inspiring tags to drool over.

I began by cutting my tag using a die from MFT.  I love the perforated dots it embosses on the edge of the tag.  Next, I drizzled some Aleene's Tacky Glue onto the tag and smeared it using my finger.  When that was dry, I dragged my tag through Distress ink that I had rubbed onto my non-stick craft sheet and sprayed with water.  The colours I used were Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves Distress inks.  The glue acted as a bit of a resist leaving behind texture and interest.  You could easily mass produce these as there is always ink left behind on the non-stick sheet. 
I wanted the snowflake from Lawn Fawn to be sturdy as it hangs off the side of the tag so I die-cut it using heavy white cardstock then pressed it onto my Versamark pad and heat embossed it with silver.  I repeated that process 3 times to give an enamelled look to my snowflake.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment and embossed it clear embossing powder and added the tag ring in silver. 

Also adding my tag to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- TAG

Inspirational Challenge- SHINE

Virginia's View- METALLIC


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Mama Elephant/ die- Lawn Fawn and MFT/ silver and clear eb powder/ Aleene's Tacky Glue/ Distress inks/ ribbon

16 comments:

  1. This tag is amazing Karen!! LOVE the blue background ... who knew that glue would work as a resist!! ... so creative and clever. The large silver snowflake is so gorgeous hanging over the edge of the tag. The sentiment is not only a beautiful font, but it has me singing that song! :) Thanks so much for joining my tag event!! So appreciated, mf. I'm going to give the glue technique a try right now! :) And thanks for joining in at ATCAS as well. Loll xx

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  2. This is a gorgeous tag, I love the blue and silver combination.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. Beautiful tag ..... I love the colour of the background and the silver snowflake really pops! xx

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  4. Your tag is beautiful, Karen. I love the blue background with the silver star. So stunning.

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  5. Gorgeous background Karen. I love how you heat EB your snowflake in metallic silver 3 times too. Wonderful font on your heat EB sentiment. TFS mf.

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  6. LOVE your background and am definitely going to try that technique...thank you for the inspiration! Also love your snowflake...it really pops against that background. Well done!! :0)

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  7. Beautiful tag! Terrific results with your technique.

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  8. Karen, this is a beautiful tag !!

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  9. Fabulous tag, Karen! I love the resist background, and the enamelled snowflake is gorgeous.

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  10. Wonderful background and really makes the snowflake look stunning. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS x

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  11. Nothing is more beautiful than that silver!! Love the heavy silver-embossing on the snowflake! Gorgeous tag, Karen! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

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  12. Gorgeous tag Karen. And once again thank you for giving directions on the technique.

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  13. Gorgeous tag Karen, love the inky background, Cathy x

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  14. What a beautiful tag Karen! I love the multi blue colored background, it is just amazing. The sentiment in black is stunning and I love, love, love the embossed silver snowflake! The touch of silver with the blue gives such a frosty feel! Hugs, Brenda

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  15. I love that extra embossed snowflake! How did you not burn yourself making all those layers on it?! You have talent!

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