Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Tags by the Dozen

Woodware UK's challenge for the team this week was to create tags for the multiples. When making anything in multiples, simplicity is the by-word, but ordinary is not an option! For the first batch of tags, I worked with Stampendous' Perfectly Clear Holiday Home set. There are several images in this set to work with, and a few varied sentiments. I selected two patterned papers, two colors of cardstock, and three inks...sepia, red, and green. Using my Spellbinders' Nestabilities, I die cut several shapes and sizes to create layered tags. Images and sentiments were simply stamped, some ink distressing around the edges to add to the homey feel, a few Stampendous Dot Sparklers for a touch of bling, and ordinary twine ties.

 This second batch of tags features Dreamweaver Stencils' Pine Cone and Season's Greetings stencils. Once again, I used my Spellbinders' die to cut dark green and kraft cardstock "labels". The kraft ones were run through my Big Shot embossing/die cutting machine with the Pine Cone stencil. The stencil itself was spritzed with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Metallic F/X Gold-dust in a spray mist bottle. This breaks down the fibers in the cardstock just enough to create a perfect emboss of the design with a little shimmer to highlight. A little green and sepia ink was sponged around the edges, the sentiment was simply stenciled with a brush and red ink. The pieces were adhere together, and the ordinary twine ties inserted through a punched hole on the corners. This particular set works well with ordinary kraft gift bags or paper mache gift boxes. All of the Woodware UK team are creating fabulous tags for this week's posts, so check the Woodware UK blog for the links to each blog!

1 comment:

Francoise said...

A truly beautiful collection of tags. Love the colours. Puts my offering to shame!