Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mixed Media Christmas Tags and a Card!

Hi friends! I hope you're all having a lovely week! I cannot believe we're into the second week of December. Of course I haven't got nearly everything done that I wanted to... But I did get a chance to make some pretty Mixed Media Christmas Tags! I created three different styles and a card at the end- so be sure to scroll down, and I'll share them all here together.

For my first set I wanted to go with a blue, snowflake theme with a vintage look.

For the first two sets I started off gathering a bunch of supplies together - some manilla tags, texture paste & a stencil, Distress Inks, Dylusions sprays and Perfect Pearls mist as well as some Christmas paper and wooden embellishments.

I spritzed on some Dylusions Sprays and Perfect Pearls mist and added some texture paste stencilled snowflakes and layered Christmas papers. I had so much fun adding my wooden embellishments! I pushed them into some Versamark Embossing Ink and then poured on some Hammered Metal embossing powder from Emerald Creek. You're going to be addicted to this powder once you try it!!

Of course, I had to add my favourite SpiegelMom Scraps sequins! I always add a tiny dot of Glossy Accents to adhere them. Then I tied on the seam binding ribbon that I coloured with Dylusions sprays. I love spritzing this white ribbon and then crinkling it up to dry. A bit of bakers twine adds a tie so it's ready to attach to the gift.

Here are two more tags that I created using Distress Inks, patterned papers, washi tape and Christmas embellishments from my stash. I added some more pretty sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps in colours keeping with the vintagey feel.

This Santa was fussy cut from a piece of Christmas paper and I added an older CTMH Christmas sentiment stamp directly onto my background.

For the last two tags I tried some fun techniques on manilla tags using Glimmer Mist sprays, adding a little Gold Distress Paint and Stampendous embossing powder on the tag on the left and then using Emerald Creek Embossing powder on the right one. The Santa images are from a Kaisercraft Christmas collection and I popped them up on the backgrounds to add some dimension.

These wonderful Rugged Steampunk Christmas Tree Charms from Emerald Creek look wonderful attached to some Burlap String from SpiegelMom Scraps with some Stickles added to the little impressions.

I'm absolutely on love with the beautiful Holiday Style papers from Wild Whisper! I fussy cut some of the gorgeous images and a hand-lettered sentiment from these papers, adding some Glimmer Mist and Distress Inks and then popped them up with foam dots. I used some SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins (which you can also get from Wild Whisper now!!), a cute tree brad and a jingle bell!

And lastly, I put this card together! I was going to attach the tag to the card, but I decided at the last minute to create a different focal image and give the tag with the card so it could be used or hung on the tree as an ornament! 

I used the Charred Gold Emerald Creek embossing powder around the edge of this wonderful sentiment cut from the Holiday Style Wild Whisper paper pack - I love the way this embossing powder bubbles and creates several metallic shades mixed together!! I diecut the branches from a Sizzix die, and it reminded me of the image on the Holiday Style paper I used on the front of the card. I embossed the branches with the Fractured Ice Emerald Creek embossing powder to add a bit of glimmer, shimmer and texture.

These awesome Gold Confetti and Gun Metal Grey SMS Sequins added the perfect glittery finishing touch!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're enjoying this festive season wherever you are! Remember to take time for yourself, slow down a bit and enjoy the days. Before we know it we will be into 2017!

Linked to:
Emerald Creek Dares - Winter
SSS Monday Challenge - Christmas Gifts (tags created for the gifts!)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
Sunny Day Crafting - AG
DL Art - December Linky Challenge
CHNC - #310 Vintage or AG Christmas themed
CHNC Challenge Extra - Dec Link Up AG Christmas
Mojo Monday - Sketch 477


  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. Karla, your tags and card are beautiful and so festive! I love how you've combined the Emerald Creek embossing powders and charms with the Wild Whisper papers! What a gorgeous set of papers! Thank you for sharing these beauties with us at Emerald Creek for our Winter Wishes Dare. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  3. Oh wow, they all are so amazing, Karla!! I love the designs and the images you used!! The texture is fabulous!! Love these my friend!! So beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. Wow! You have been busy making lots of fun tags! I especially like your vintage Santas. I am glad you've joined us this week in our challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog! hugs, Maura

  6. Oh WOW! They are all so BEAUTIFUL Karla! Your tags look so cool and vintage like - love them and what a great card to match up with that lovely tag! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  7. Caught my eye at SS Monday and I had to come in for a closer look... fun, fun! Love that you added all sorts of bits and bobs... and had fun with stencils :)

  8. My gosh, what wonderful tags and cards, especially love the wintery blue tags, gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares, Deb xo

  9. Wonderful creations Karla! So many lovely details to look at & the texture is fanulous.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. All of these creations are just beautiful! Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday!

  11. Karla, your tags and card are just beautiful! Love the festiveness! Happy New Year!
    Jackie ")