I decided to focus today on the Stamping and Stenciling lesson, and I was inspired by a snowflake layout by May to make some Christmas gift tags. Of course, I absolutely love a mixed media look, so here we go...!
I still have my Dylusions Sprays out from the layout I created (you can check it out here) and since I wanted to go with a snowflake theme I thought they would make a perfect background.
I started by spraying two different blues and a black mist on manilla tags and then daubing them off with a paper towel.
Next I used Pumice Stone and Chipped Saphire Distress Inks to sponge through Heidi Swapp stencils, and then I laid a Simon Says Stamp snowflake stencil down and lightly misted with the White Linen Dylusions Spray.
I stamped a scalloped border along the bottom and a circle border along the sides, added highlights with Picket Fence Distress Marker and then white heat embossed some snowflakes and the swirl along the bottom.
I made the sentiment by stamping on a piece of white cardstock, sponging with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and stencilling with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink through a star stencil. Then, I covered the whole thing with Versamark and heated it with UTEE to create s glassy effect. I popped it up with foam dots to give some dimension.
I used some seam binding ribbon and sprayed it with 2 blues and a green Dylusions Spray. I let it dry, and it was pretty BUT then I sprayed with some water and oh my gosh! It blended so beautifully right before my eyes!
I'm not sure who will get one of these tags, but I sure had fun making them! Be sure to check back - I'll definitely be trying out more ideas from this awesome class!
Also, don't forget I'm part of a very Creepy Cricut Halloween blog hop Saturday!! (Details on the sidebar to the top left). There will be lots of fun prizes for hopping along and lots of Halloween inspiration!
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