Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Make it Jolly Tags–Day 2

Hello! I’m back today (a day late) with another pair of Christmas tags. I continued with the red and green theme and added natural tones of wood and metal.


I started by using a tag die from the Tim Holtz Tag Collection Framelits (Sizzix) to die cut tags from sheets of ahesive-backed wood paper (EK Success). Since the wood paper is quite delicate I cut additional tags from white cardstock and layered them together. I added a strip of designer paper along the bottom and added a piece of dark brown cardstock that was cut out using the Small Scalloped Border die from Taylored Expressions.

Next I embossed the numbers “2” and “5” from CMS222 Number Blocks (Stampers Anonymous) with Wendy Vecchi Fern Green embossing powder. Once cooled I trimmed each number with scissors and adhered them to the tag base.

I wasn’t done with the die cutting and for the next layer I used word dies from Tim Holtz Block Holiday Words 2 (Sizzix) to cut out a couple of words from red cardstock. After removing the letters I backed the openings with a very light grey cardstock. The words were adhered to the tag using foam tape.


At this point everything was a bit too clean so I spritzed here and there with a Ground Espresso Distress Marker. At this point the basic tag was done and I just needed some pretty embellishments. I pulled out a couple of Christmas Typed Tokens and added jute string before adhering in place using Glossy Accents. I also added a mini paper clip above the numbers and a few enamel dots.


To finish I added some really pretty green seam binding and a little clothespin that I decorated with a bit of washi tape.

These tags were a bit time consuming and I love how they turned out even though I had to rip them all apart at one point when I wasn’t happy. I originally embossed the numbers in gold on green cardstock. Which made my eyes cringe. Lol. ;)


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1 comment:

  1. Great tag idea. Thanks for sharing your how-to and wonderful pictures.


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