Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Creations

Yesterday I did an awesome tag class at Scrapbooker's Paradise.  In the spirit of Tim Holtz tags they are doing tag Tuesdays and once again did two beautiful tags!

For the first tag we embossed a Santa image onto a tag, then sponged on some red and green distress inks.  We added die cut, sanded holly leaves, a die cut flourish, a flower and a couple other embellishments, then some mica flakes (so cool) around the edges.

For the second tag we embossed the greenery (Inkadinkadoo) with a puffy embossing powder then used the Tim Holtz distress stains to blot on red and green over the tag.  We then added die cut trees and fence (colored with the stain as well) and sprayed the trees with Goosebumps spray, which is a clear texture spray.  We added some glitter and threaded some leather cord through the edge and added a metal embellishment and then tied with some twine through the top.  I think this one is my fav; I love how the embossed image resisted the stain!

I also made a few more cards and for this one used the Tim Holtz seasonal paper pad and added a snowman cut from the Cricut with the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge.  His scarf is covered with green crackle paint and popped up with foam dots, his arms have brown crackle paint, which actually looks woody, and I painted him and his hat with a shiny paint to add sparkle.  I sponged some brown Distress Ink over the ribbon to add to the vintage look.

I had colored in the scarf with markers, but wasn't happy with it, so added the crackle paint over and you can actually see a bit of the polkadots underneath!

 I embossed these cards with a Sizzix Christmas embossing folder and added a popped up Christmas door cut from a 12x12 page and Stickles to add some bling!

 I bought this plain pressed wood tree last year and didn't get around to doing anything with it (I think it is Making Memories) so I pulled it out and covered it with Christmas scrapbooking paper.  I painted the ornaments, but felt the colors were too bright, so I covered them with decoupage glue and microfine glitter to create a 'sugared' look and then attached them with Glue Dots at the base.  The cards slip in between the ornaments and the tree.

Hope you're having a Merry Christmas!

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