Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas Tag Card

I made this tag card for a workshop that I taught at The Art of Craft recently.
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The shop has recently got in Distress Paints and we focused on mastering the ‘Marbling’ technique. My fabulous group of lovely ladies practised using different colour combination to see what they would like to use on their tag but also to experiment with how much paint and how much water they should use. They loved getting all painty.
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The stamps are Graphic 45
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The 25 was cut in metal sheet from the Christmas Noel die by Tim Holtz.

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A snowflake charm painted with antique linen distress paint.
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And the inside covered with Christmas papers and some washi tape and rub-ons added.
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The Merry Christmas was from the G45 set we used.
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We added a small panel on which to write a greeting .......
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..... and a punched border and Crafts-Too holly die with a computed generated sentiment finished it off.

I hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by, Have a wonderful week ahead.

hugs {brenda} x0x

33 comments:

Redanne said...

The marbeling technique looks gorgeous on your tag card Brenda and I love the way the beautiful red 25 'pops'. Great use of the washi tape too. I bet this class was great fun! Hugs, Anne x

Paula Whittaker said...

great tag card.

debby4000 said...

Oh I do love your beautiful Christmas tag.
luv
Debby

Jane said...

What a beauty Brenda, the red metal 25 is just perfect as it really adds just the right amount of extra colour...gorgeous x

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. Loving the vintage feel to it.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Margreet said...

What a beautiful technique, Brenda...gorgeous tag!
Can you explain the term "Deck the halls"...I see it often these days, but don't understand the meaning of it.
Enjoy this Monday!
♥♥♥ Margreet

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
This Tag card is fantastic, love the 25 effect.
Smiles:)
Sue

Kathyk said...

I'm always such a fan of your work, Brenda, and this is another triumph - got myself some distress paints recently, MUST break the seals ..... SOON!

Kathyk

Martina2801 said...

What a fantastic technique, Brenda...stunning tag!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a fantastic tag card.. stunning! I love all about it!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful Brenda, I love these tag cards and this one is stunning! The marbling looks great as do all the other elements, both the outside and the inside look fabulous! They are so lucky to have you teaching there!

Netty said...

Love your tag card Brenda, smashing background. Annette x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag card, love how the metal numbers pop off the tag and draw the eye to the great background.
Yvonne

Paper Profusion said...

The marbling looks fantastic Brenda - a beautiful tag/card with lots of Christmassy fun included. Nicola x

Karin said...

wow this looks gorgeous, love it!
Groetjes Karin

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, very festive.
Avril xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous vintage tag card, Brenda! Lovely detail. We have strong winds today...hoping they blow the leaves all away!
Joyce xx

Candy C said...

Brenda...for some reason, I'm not getting your current posts...but thankfully I can reach your website. :) Your Christmas tag card is darling. Love the vintage colors and the stamping. The bits of red really pop. I also love your last post of the Christmas canvas boards. SO PRETTY in their soft blue and brown tones. I love your design of the three canvases. <3 Candy

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous tag, love the marbled effect and the metal numbers are stunning! x

Rita said...

What a fabulous tag Brenda. It just reeks of Christmas to me. I love it. Hugs Rita xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Brenda, this is the first time I've seen a tag card. cool and great idea!
hugs Lynn

Chris Warner said...

Love this! The colour work is fab! Chris xxx

Glennis said...

Great idea to use the tag as a card - wish I could have been there

Dagmar said...

wow such a fantastic idea - great!!!

craftytrog said...

What a beautiful festive card!
Alison xx

Crafty Humphreys said...

Very much in agreement with your other lovely ladies; red metal numbers, marbling & washi tape are all fab! Suz x

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful tag, love the marble colours and stamps
the tag design is very clever, I have only done a small number of tags, so will give this a go

Hugs

Jools x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous Brenda - the marbling looks super (I haven't got to grips with it yet!). Those red numbers in the metal just pop.

butterfly said...

Yummy marbled colours in the background, and I love those G45 stamps. Great idea to convert the tag into a card that way up - might mean I can get over my horror of card-making like that!!
Alison x

Terry said...

This tag/card is not only gorgeous, but so very clever! I love this idea and all the colors are stunning! Hope your week is wonderful! Hugs!

Coco said...

Really gorgeous Brenda, the "marbling" technique on your tag looks great, and I love the colours you used.. So beautiful ! Hugs, Coco xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh I bet they all had fun in your class! The marbling technique is one of my favorites, and suits this project so beautifully. Love the red numbers, too!

Shirley Chillman said...

Really wish I could have been at this class the tag is fabulous and I bet the girls loved every minute of your class.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x