The background is stamped with an unknown maker's stamp from my stash in Distress paint-Picket Fence and dried. I sprayed my card with water and spritzed with Distress sprays in Evergreen Bough and Fossilized Amber. I edged in Ground Expresso and flicked on some water and dried. This is Tim's November tag technique--a real favorite of mine! I colored the back using Tim's technique of inking my craft mat and spritzing with water, then dragging my tag though it. I dried it and blended on additional Distress inks and did the old Spritz and Flick for that vintage look. Colors are probably Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruce and Pumice Stone. I failed to make a note, because I was tight for time.
The Woodlands tree (Sizzix die) was cut once in white card, and I had an extra on my work top left from a previous project colored with Distress inks and paints and Perfect Pearls spray. "Merry" was cut twice from two shades of green card using Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits and layered up. "Christmas" is part of a Flonzcraft sentiment heat embossed in white.
I used a miniature clothes pin (not a tiny one) to fasten the tag to the bag of goodies, but I forgot to take a photo. I had to get back in the Closet to make two more gifts! Nothing like waiting 'til the last minute, right? Stay tuned; I will be posting these projects in the next two weeks.
I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge # 32 Holidays I used just two different Sizzix dies.
Crafty Cardmakers and More #154 Snow I hope you can see the snow on my tag; the white tree and white plaid background stamp is supposed to depict snow.
As You Like It Favorite Christmas Colors and Why I love traditional colors for Christmas, because they are unique to the holiday, but I like to change them into a vintage grungy palette.
Thank you for stopping today and for all your lovely comments. I'm still trying to get around to see you all, and all the wonderful projects you have been working on over the holidays! I do love the inspiration!
Hugs and Blessings!