It’s time for more Christmas crafting as we go live with this month’s Christmas Craft Creations challenge. This month we are getting a head start on all those tags we are going to need for the presents. Or alternatively a lovely Artists Trading Card.
I’ve never got into the ATC thing so I made a pair of gift tags.
I knew I wanted to use the wonderful Winter Foliage stamp set from Uniko but I wasn't sure what background to do. Then I hit upon Gina K's carved wood technique and I was in love! So I did one background as embossed and one as debossed more out of curiosity than anything and to see which I preferred...I love them both!
First I cut my tag shapes using Clearly Besotted’s Tag Along die set. I then used Sizzix Branches embossing folder and added the embossed lines to look like wood planks. I ran Doe and Walnut Lawn Fawn ink pads down the tags and also did a little blending to take off some of the stark white. I thought it needed a little something more so I also dragged Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink pad down the tags and that was a game changer! I then stamped up the various elements from the Uniko set and fussy cut them before adhering to the tag. I added the twine loop and a bit of red ribbon to each to finish.
So I’d love to see your Christmas tags and ATC’s. Hop over to the Christmas Craft Creations blog and join the challenge as well as taking a look at the fabulous creations from the rest of the team.
There is also a Design Team call over on the blog so go check out the requirements and see if it sounds like something you would like to join in with!
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I LOVE your gift tags, great choice of background and they are perfect for Christmas.ReplyDelete