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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas – Day 5

Day 5 - Barbara Ford

This one was considerably more simplistic, because I made it that way. I did not follow very much of Tim’s example, except that it is a resist (I think it is anyway—sorry—all so new for me). I took a regular manila tag, and on it I stamped snowflakes from Tim’s stamp sets, a line of music (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”) with a wood stamp from Michael’s, and “Merry Christmas” from one of Tim’s sets. I stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white powder. Then I used the Winter Seasonal Festive Berries ink pad and covered the pad with the pad-to-tag method, the embossed stamped images acting as a resist to the distress ink. I flicked a bit of water onto the tag, just to break up the extreme red (though I was ready for a RED Christmas tag!!).

I did not have the die that cuts the wreath, so I cut branches from my Cricut (Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art) from grungeboard to make a mistletoe sprig. I used Cricut Craft Room so that I could make the branches a little skinnier. I added pearl bling for the mistletoe berries. I inked the branches with Pine Needles (pressing down the blending tool). I inked the edges of the tag with Black Soot Distress Ink.

The Santa metal charm is something I have had on hand for several years.

As I mentioned, I am decorating my lower level Christmas tree with these tags!

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