Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Christmas Tags

Hi there,

I have made three Christmas themed tags today. I managed to buy some wonderful papers last week and was itching to use them! I combined the papers with rubberstamping and a bit of inking too. I loved making them so much that I am tempted to make some more!

Tag 1

The papers I used are by Cosmo Cricket....aren't they gorgeous? :O)) For the front of the tag, I took a piece of Stampboard and used Cut & Dry foam to colour it with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I then spritzed the Stampbord with Antique Brass Tattered Angels...which is heavenly and I have used nearly half a bottle of it since I bought it on Saturday!! (Somehow, I think I will be buying more of these bottles!) I used my heat gun to dry the Stampbord and then stamped part of a Tim Holtz Ltd Edition stamp onto it using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Then, once this had dried, I scratched the surface of the Stampbord around the Father Christmas hat to make it look like fur. I then dabbed some clear embossing ink onto it and sealed with clear embossing powder. Whilst the powders were still hot, I sprinkled a pinch of Enchanted Gold powder to add a little sparkle. I stamped the Merry Christmas stamp (Tim Holtz collection) directly to the paper again using Walnut Stain ink. To finish, I edged the whole tag with Gold Krylon and added a little snowflake to the fibres. I also decorated the back of the tag but am too lazy to take a photo of it!!! LOL

Tag 2

For this tag, I used the most delightful papers by My Minds Eye. I got these last week too - after vowing not to buy more Christmas stash as I have a load already!! I used the same style as the first tag, papers, Stampbord inked in the same way but using Faded Jeans Distress Ink along with the Walnut Stain. I used my Tim Ltd Edition stamp again...I love that stamp. I then finished the Stampbord the same as the first one but used Silver Stardust powders for the touch of glitter. I used the little holly leaf stamp from an unmounted Tim Holtz sheet, randomly stamping onto the paper with Walnut Stain. The Merry Christmas message is a Hero Arts stamp which I inked with Faded Jeans ink. I used another snowflake with fibres to finish and edged the tag with Silver Krylon. This tag has a decorated back too...again, too lazy to take the photo!! LOL

Tag 3

For my final tag, I used a different My Minds Eye paper...this one has delicate little snowflakes on it and has a very distressed feel. I used more Stampbord, inked up and spritzed as before and then stamped with the holly image. Again, I sprinkled clear embossing powders onto the surface and whilst still hot, sprinkled a little more silver Stardust powder. I edged the Stampbord with Silver Krylon and edged the tag too. Finally adding another little snowflake charm to the fibres at the top of the tag. Yes, this one has a decorated guessed it....tooooo lazy!!!

Considering I am not at all a Christmassy person, I loved making these tags. Those papers make it so easy to produce something pretty!

Thanks for taking timeout to look at my creations!

Hels x


andrea said...

love the tags Hels, I need one xx

Dan said...

Dude, these tags are like totally awesome! I'm like "omigod!", way to go!! :o)

Hels said...

Yo, thanx are well kind to ya li'l ol' buddeee heyah ...cheers soon hun xx

shazzapat said...

they are gorgeous tags Hels, loving those papers. Love tha previous comments too :0)

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