Thursday, December 10, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas- Funkie Junkie Style Week 2

Good morning! Well it's morning here in the Eastern United States, and I was up late last catching up on my second card (yep, I'm a little behind!) for Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.   My card might look a little familiar to you, because I made a tag similar to it in November. I just cannot get enough of this vintage look!


I was inspired by Linda's tag in her beautiful use of the Woodland's die, the gold and platinum stars, and vintage greeting. I am in love with the Tim Holtz Woodlands tree die, and I'm lucky to have ordered it early in the season from the Funkie Junkie Boutique. Here is Linda's lovely Holy Night tag (I named it that, because it's instantly what I thought when I saw it.). I love those trees against that black and starry sky!


My background was created just a little different from my previous tag, although the results are almost identical. I embossed using Tim Holtz Pine Branch Texture Fade, applied gesso , inked in Evergreen Bough, and heat dried. I swiped on more gesso with my AARP card just over the raised areas and dried once more. I blended additional Evergreen Bough and wiped from the raised areas with a damp paper towel. I then blended Vintage Photo very lightly over the entire card and spritzed with water and dried again. I flicked on some watered down white acrylic paint with my new splatter brush I got in my last Funkie Junkie order. I have been coveting that brush for a very long time, and it's worth every penny!


I added a few snowflakes from Tim's Gilded Holidays Remnant Rubs I also got in my last Funkie Junkie order. I ordered these just so I could make card versions of my Christmas Greetings tag. These gold rub ons are a crafting bargain and so easy to use--they come in gold and silver foil and there are a gazillion vintage designs! I would have used one of the beautiful vintage greetings, but they wouldn't fit at the small flat area in the corner of my card. I am willing to bet they would have worked on the uneven surface, but time constraints made me too chicken to experiment. I resorted to again embossing with my Flonzcraft stamp as I did on my tag.  I also heat embossed around the edges for a real vintage look. Some of you might know I collect Vintage Christmas cards, and they are a huge inspiration for that gold edge! Fortunately, Tim taught us how to use gilding foil to achieve this look with his November tag.


For my trees, I inked card with Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles and spritzed with Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold (another inspiration from Linda!). Once dried I cut my trees, and then touched up the trunks in Ground Expresso using a waterbrush, flicked on watered down white acrylic paint with that lovely brush and dried. I added Hickory Smoke to the back tree for perspective. I applied silver Liquid Pearls (NOT platinum--that was clogged! Durn!) to the branches. I later worked out the clog issue, but too late for this card.  I love how Linda stacked up her trees on her tag, so I went with that idea, too.  Love it!

If you happen to see little red flecks, it's because I unwrapped my new Festive Berries Distress glitter (purchased at a local craft store), and there was loose glitter under the shrink wrap which flew everywhere!  I keep finding red flecks on everything!

I hope you are finding time to make some Christmas greetings. If you need some festive inspiration, please visit Linda's blog--there is a ton of gorgeous Christmas inspiration there! If you join in her 12 Tags challenge and follow the rules, you can win a whopping gift voucher from Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique! If you need supplies, I also would like to suggest shopping from the comfort of your home at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. You will find an awesome array of art and craft supplies, your products will arrive super quickly, and you will get a lovely gift from Linda in your package, too!  Win, win, WIN!

I would like to enter my card into the following inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey Vintage Christmas My Tim inspiration comes from his dies, Texture Fades,Distress products and his Remnant Rubs, as well as his love for all things vintage.

Thank you for stopping in today and for all your inspiring comments! 
Hugs and Christmas Blessings!
Sara Emily

So happy!

27 comments:

  1. Wow, this is such a beautiful card! I so love the golden edge and that the base was dry embossed. Great layers and ideas! So glad you are playing along! :)

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  2. Wow! I REALLy love this Sarah! I have the gilding foil bug too!! I have distress glitter everywhere too - from under the shrink wrap - it's everywhere, but for now it's getting me in the festive mood!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  3. Oh yes, I love it too Sara, the background looks fabulous and so does the gilding. I have not had much success with the tree dies but you have inspired me to have another go! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. Beautiful designs, love how you colored the trees. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  5. Gorgeous, Sara! I love the embossing on the background, and your trees are stunning! Great placement of the greeting, also - something that I find a challenge! xxx Lynn

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  6. This is fabulous - those trees are amazing! Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

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  7. Here's an ooh and an aah for this one!! Love that you went soft and wintery for this tag, I think the tree scene suits it very well. The embossing in the background is subtle but adds just that little extra that I love about your work! Amazing my friend! hugs :)

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  8. A beautiful tag thank you for joining us on the Tiot challenge hugs Bee.

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  9. Love what you've been doing with these Woodlands dies - and this is no exception. Lovely, silvery tag - wow!
    Alison xx

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  10. So, pretty and love the black tag.

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  11. So, pretty and love the black tag.

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  12. Love your tag Sara! Stunning design with all these layers! Thanks for sharing it with us at TioT challenge.

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  13. Another Stunning set!! I do love those vintage greetings!! Beautifully done my friend!! xo

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  14. I loved the tag and I love this card! Amazeballs design and those tree dies are now on my wish list because of you dearie. Your technique with the gold is inspiring on so many levels! I will need to go back a re-read how it was done. Truly a magical Christmas card and I can see where you were inspired. Clever and appropriate name for Linda's tag! Hehe! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  15. Oh wow - stunningly beautiful - it really looks like a winter wonderland. What incredible shimmer... it just draws me in... makes me want to touch those trees and be a part of that world. Yes - magical - that's the word. Wow. j.

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  16. Oh wow - stunningly beautiful - it really looks like a winter wonderland. What incredible shimmer... it just draws me in... makes me want to touch those trees and be a part of that world. Yes - magical - that's the word. Wow. j.

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  17. Beautiful die cuts on your card! Thanks for joining us this week at *Use Your Stuff*!

    Majo (DT)

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  18. This is beautiful Sara and I love the embossed details and those stunning trees. Great to have you join in with us here at AVJ

    Best wishes
    Annie x

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  19. Gorgeous card , I love those trees and what a perfect backdrop too. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey. Tracy x

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  20. Gorgeous card Sara, love the background for those woodland trees.
    Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

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  21. lovely,really like the tag. Thank you for joining in this months challenge at The artistic Stamper.

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  22. A beautiful background for your lovely die cut trees Sara! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

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  23. Oooh, what a beauty, Sara Emily! This Woodlands die has become a real favorite of mine. I wish I had had more time to play with it this season. You have done such a wonderful job with this one. Another lovely color palette and the gold edges are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  24. Gorgeous use of this tree die - brilliant makes! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and goodluck! Hugs rachel x

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  25. Your card is beautiful. Those trees - Oh my. The layers of color, and silver on the tips - I am trying so hard to resist buying those!

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  26. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck.

    Evie - DT member.

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