Wednesday 4 December 2013

Holiday Joy for Country View Crafts

My tag is made with the Tim Holtz Holiday Joy Framelits set which are stamps and dies that fit together. (Hence my title).
This is just one of the photos I am using as a sneak peek for my project which can be found over on the Country View Crafts Updates blog. If you are not toooooo busy with your own Christmas preparations I would love it if you could pop over and see me there.

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Have a great week, mine seems to really be winding up with all the Christmas cards to get in the post and presents to finish off. And today I am teaching the Vintage Tag Journal to five lovely ladies who are regulars at my workshops.

See you soon.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Updated to show all the steps -

This tag is made with the Tim Holtz Holiday Joy Framelits set which are stamps and dies that fit together. (Hence my title).

The background was a mop up from another project using faded Jeans and Brushed Pewter Distress Stains – smooshed on the craft mat and the tag dipped, spritzed and dried until I was happy with it. Over that I stamped a text stamp (I used one that had been sitting on my desk and I’m not sure where it is from) with Wendy Vecchi’s Watering Can Archival Ink and when that was dry I sprayed Dylusions White Linen ink spray several times drying inbetween bursts.

The trees were stamped using two sizes, one from Mini Holidays 2 and the other from the Framelits set and again I used the Watering Can archival but mixed it with Olive Archival giving me the two tone look and creating a forest.

I stamped the deer onto a piece of blue distressed patterned scrap of designer paper which can’t be seen now I have die-cut it and edged it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The stars were stamped with Embossing Ink, covered with sticky embossing powder and then quickly sprinkled with Glamour Dust when it was hot and sticky. I then die-cut them and blended Walnut Stain over the top and gently wiped the sparkly snowflake with a damp baby wipe to reveal the glitter again.

I extended the tag using  a piece of card with a very similar snowflake on it, I think it was from MME. The sentiment was stamped using little stick alphabet stamps, cut into a pennant and edged with gold stickles.