Christmas Tags 2.8

September 18, 2016

I WON!!! I won a Simon Says Stamp Blog Candy Prize last month. The package arrived last week and today is the first day I was able to play with it. The prize included a stamp set from Hero Arts, a die from Penny Black, a pack of sequins and a beautiful handmade card. I was so excited and amazed that I had received so many awesome products.

Hero Arts’ Joy & Love has big beautiful sentiments. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to make some Christmas tags.

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Set one

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Set two

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Extra Details: I started my stamping the tag in Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink on some white card stock. I them stamped the sentiments in Versa Mark ink and added either gold of silver embossing powder. After heat setting the sentiments, I fussy cut the tags out following the inside line of the stamped image.

I felt the tags needs just a little something to complete the design. I raided my stash of Christmas stamps and added some small images to each tag. I colored the images in using colored pencils. I picked colors that would match the colors in the patterned paper I used. My daughter helped color one of the images also.

Then, I die cut the same tag shape from some Lawn Fawn patterned paper. I adhered the inside of the tags to the patterned paper bases. I added natural twine to the tags and they were done.

Stamps Used: Hero Arts’ Joy & Love

Lawn Fawn’s Winter Gifts, Toboggan Together, Happy Howlidays, and Peace Joy Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It die

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather 6 x 6 pack

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp ink in Smoke

 

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Christmas Tags 2.7

September 17, 2016

I WON!!! I won a Simon Says Stamp Blog Candy Prize last month. The package arrived last week and today is the first day I was able to play with it. The prize included a stamp set from Hero Arts, a die from Penny Black, a pack of sequins and a beautiful handmade card. I was so excited and amazed that I had received so many awesome products.

I made these tags with the die from Penny Black. I have been unable to find a name for the die, and I assume that it is a retired die and no longer available.

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All the tags together

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Mostly white tag

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Red, Green, and White tag

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Colorful tag

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Tag without the ornaments

Details

Extra Details: I started by cutting the wreath die from water color paper four times. I also cut four tag shapes from water color paper.

Using Distress Inks, I started adding color to the die cut wreath. I started with the red ink on all four wreaths. I like the look of just the red on a white wreath so much, that I decided to leave one wreath that way. Next I added the green leaves to three of the wreaths. Then, I added brown to two of the wreath. I added some grey to the strings of the ornaments on the three wreaths that still had ornaments. Lastly, I added some gold metallic ink to all of the ornaments.

I added some ink blending to two of the tags to help the white wreathes stand out a little. I attached the wreaths to the tags using foam dots.

I wanted to add a sentiment to the tags as well. I used a small sentiment and some silver or gold embossing powder.

I really love the ways these tags turned out. They are very delicate, so I will have to be gentle with them.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Penny Black wreath die (Sorry I could not find the name)

Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It die

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Hickory Smoke, Pine Needles, and Walnut Stain

Dew Drop Brilliance Pigment Ink in Galaxy Gold

 

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Christmas Tags 2.6

September 16, 2016

Lot of fun new Christmas themed stamp sets means it time to make a lot of Christmas tags. I started by stamping, coloring, and fussy cutting lots and lots of images. After spending a few minutes admiring my work and all of the cute images, I began to wonder what I should do with all of them.  I made a few into quick and easy Christmas tags. I think these tags would be great on a plate of cookies or other homemade goodies.

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Details

Extra Details:  First, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out the images. I used Distress Inks as watercolors for all of the fussy cut images. I stamped the cookie sheet right in the red oven. For the blue oven, I stamped the cookie sheet separately and adhered it to the tag after fussy cutting it out.

I punched a hole in the top of each oven and added some twine to finish off each tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Joy

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire

 

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Christmas Tags 2.5

September 15, 2016

Lot of fun new Christmas themed stamp sets means it time to make a lot of Christmas tags. I started by stamping, coloring, and fussy cutting lots and lots of images. After spending a few minutes admiring my work and all of the cute images, I began to wonder what I should do with all of them.  I made a few into quick and easy Christmas tags

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Details

Extra Details:  First, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out lots and lots of images. I used Distress Inks as watercolors for all of the fussy cut images.

Then, I decided which images I wanted on each tag. I played with the layout for each tag for a little while of the tags. I added some extra stamping on some of the tags also.

Next, I adhered all of the images to the tags. Lastly, I added Red Sparkle Lawn Trimmings from Lawn Fawn on each tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Trails, Toboggan Together, Snow Cool, Cheery Christmas, and Ready, Set Snow

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It Die

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Evergreen Bough, Wilted Violet, Ground Espresso, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass, and Walnut Stain

 

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Christmas Tags 2.4

September 14, 2016

I just got the Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp Happy Howlidays set and had to play with it. So I made two quick tags.

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Details

Extra Details: I started by die cutting the tag shape. Then I stamped, colored and die cut the images. I used colored pencils for all my coloring today. I also used colored pencils to add color to the backgrounds of the tags.

Next, I adhered the images to the tags. I stamped the sentiments on the tags. Lastly, I added the twine.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Versa Fine

 

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Ghostly Skies

September 13, 2016

I have been seeing so many beautiful inked backgrounds on the Lawn Fawn Flickr group lately. I love looking at them and wanted to try one also. However, I couldn’t decide which color combo I wanted to use, so I made two cards.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color paper. The first thing I did was die cut a circle to use as a mask. Using a repositionable adhesive, I placed it on the water color paper. Then I began ink blending. I used three shades of Distress Ink and Black Soot for each panel. I started with the lightest color closest to the circle mask.

Once I was done ink blending, I removed the mask and set the panels aside to dry. I found a scrap of vellum and stamped my ghosts on it. I used Versa Mark ink and silver embossing powder. I fussy cut the ghosts out once the embossing powder was cool.

I stamped the tree and fence in Versa Fine ink and filled the images in with a black Sharpie marker. Next, I trimmed the panels down a little and adhered them to the black card bases.

Then, I adhered the vellum ghosts. I used a liquid glue that I tried to keep under the embossing lines. Sometimes, it work very well and sometimes, it did not.

Lastly, I heat embossing the sentiment on a scrap of black card stock with silver embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiments into little banners and attached them to the top of the inked panels.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah and Critters on the Farm

Fiskars’ Tree of Life

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles (for the mask)

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, and Black Soot

 

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Birthday Dog

September 12, 2016

I love stretching my creativity and using stamp sets in ways they were not intended to be used. I just got Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamps Happy Howlidays in the mail. I really wanted to play with it, but I was in need of a birthday card. So I combined the two and came up with this card.

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The front of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring the images. I used Distress Inks as water colors. Once the images were dry, I used the matching dies (if I had them) to cut the images out. If I didn’t own the dies, I just fussy cut them out with scissors.

Next, I adhered everything to the card base. I started with the front of the card and used a combination of dry adhesives and foam dots. I adhered the images on the inside of the card flat to the card base. I added the birthday sentiment and was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howlidays, Toboggan Together, Cheery Christmas, and To a Fungi

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howlidays dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, and Walnut Stain.

 

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Missing You and Sno-cones

September 11, 2016

Today was just a fun day to play with stamps and inks. When I started this card, I didn’t have a sentiment in mind. When I saw the penguins sharing their sno-cones with a snow friend, I knew it would be a missing you card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring the images. I used my Distress Inks as water colors. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

My card design started with a stitched rectangle die cut. To help ground my images, I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Inks on the top of the rectangle die cut. I masked off the bottom of the rectangle with a piece of Post It tape. I adhered my images on the die cut panel and stamped my sentiment. Lastly, I adhered the panel to a pink card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool, Toboggan Together, and Wish You Were Here

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade, and Tumbled Glass

 

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Donut Thanks

September 10, 2016

I was feeling a bit puny today!

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a die cut stitched rectangle for this card. I stamped two donut images and used Distress Inks to water color them. While they were drying, I worked on my sentiment. Using Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks Die, I cut one black Thanks and one silver glitter Thanks. I adhered the two Thanks together but slightly off set so the silver glitter could be seen but not overtake the card. Before, adhering the Thanks, I stamped the rest of the sentiment using a Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp set. I adhered the Thanks die cuts and glued the panel to a black card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Riley’s ABCs

Taylored Expressions’ Pizza My Heart

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles and Scripty Thanks

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves

 

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Golden Celebrate

September 9, 2016

One of my co- workers needed a card for a seventieth anniversary. I had a lot of fun creating this card for her.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting the word celebrate seven times from water color paper. I coated one die cut in Versa Mark ink and covered it with gold embossing powder. After heat setting the embossing power, I allowed it to cool while I worked on the rest of the card.

I glued the rest of the die cuts to the front of the card base. I was having trouble keeping the glue on the very delicate die cuts; I will have to try something different next time. I glued the gold die cut right on top of one of the white die cuts.

Then I smooshed some Versa Mark ink on the right edge of the card front. I added some more gold embossing powder. To soften the edge of the embossing powder, I used a dry paint brush to brush some of the embossing powder off of the edge. Lastly, I heat set that embossing powder and the card was done.

Dies Used: Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die set

Ink: Versa Mark

 

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