Thursday, December 10, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style-Week 3

Hello again!  For my second post today, I have my version of Week 3 of  Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  I am one determined person to get caught up and get my cards in the mail before the New Year! Linda's challenge has inspired me, and I have a bee in my bonnet!

The photo below is Linda's version.  You can tell I was inspired by her use of red with the Tim Holtz  Holiday Knit Thinlits die, as well as her Kaisercraft Lasercut wooden embellishments and Wendy Vecchi's Holly and Berries, all sold at her shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique. She is generously donating several huge gift vouchers to her store as prizes for this four month long challenge (challenge sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique).

I didn't have the Thinlits die, but I do have Tim's Holiday Knit stencil. I started by painting my card with Distress paint, Barn Door.  When thoroughly dry, I  slathered texture paste through the stencil and set it aside to dry.

In the meantime, I die cut my snowflake and deer (Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers) out of a wood slat from a cigar box. I have a pile of these, and they come in handy from time to time. Unfortunately, my first attempts failed, as the wood broke apart running it through my Big Kick. I persevered and was rewarded with one deer intact. I got smart and inked him while he was still stuck in the die. The snowflake is cut from card I colored to look like the same wood. I also cut the same out of black card for a shadow effect and to lend some support to the fragile wood. (I'm kicking myself for passing up the Kaisercraft goodies at Linda's shop!) Like Linda, I added Stickles to the deer and snowflake, mine in platinum. My berries are gemstones from my stash.

Even though I don't have the Wendy Vecchi Holly and Berries, I followed Linda's inspiration and die cut my own from card scraps left from my trees in my last entry. I stamped them in Evergreen Bough with a Boundless Flight image by Tim Holtz and edged them with Black Soot Distress marker. Deer, holly, and snowflake are popped up with Ranger black foam tape I'm stocked up with from Linda's shop. My sentiment, also from Linda's well appointed shop, is Tim's Small Talk stickers--Occasions.

One more off the list! 

 I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge # 31 Anything Goes I used 3 Sizzix dies on this card.
Simon Says Stamp Holly Jolly Stamping I hope you appreciate my play on words...I stamped my holly! That is all!

Thank you for your visit and for your wonderful comments!  I read and appreciate them all!
Hugs and Christmas Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. I'm wondering if you're on holiday with all these yummy posts so close together! Oh am I ever ready for the same! LOVE the white on red version you've created here. The paste really pops against this gorgeous painted background. Love the veneer deer - oh how clever! Such a lovely combination of all my favorite things, a great big dose of MERRY for me! :)

  2. Love it! Texture paste makes me happy! LOL thanks for sharing with your creations and inspiration with us over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge!
    Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

  3. Oh wow, this is stunning, Sara!! I love the background!! It looks amazing!! The deer is awesome and I love the holly, too!! Gorgeous tag!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wow Sara, you are really rocking these - I absolutely LOVE this one! The background is superb - loving the red and white, and how clever to cut the deer from wood, it looks fantastic, as does the snowflake. My favourite so far - looking forward to more now... Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Fabulous take on Linda's version, Sara! Really love the red and white as well. Cigar box....hmm, will definitely put that into my idea list as I love how the little deer turned out! xxx Lynn

  6. Stunning , and a brilliant combination of colour and design. Thank you for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog...Jo. X

  7. OMG, Sara, this is absolutely stunning! You always have at least one genius idea in your projects and that wooden raindeer has stolen my heart! Simply fantastic card!
    Huge hugs and lots of love to you! Branka xxx

  8. Love these, what fabulous papers too! Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

  9. Awesome Sara!! I love how your background just pops, your red is so vibrant! Love the stickles on the reindeer, what a lovely bit of festive cheer! A really wonderful version of Linda's tag my friend! hugs :)

  10. This is daring, and fabulous design, Sara! Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles} my blog

  11. Love this fab, funky take on number three. I love the little sparkles on the deer.
    Alison xx

  12. OK...Love them all! I love that holiday knit... EVERYTHING! Still trying to find the thinlit die. I love your variations and how they all pop! Very festive!!!!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. It's always an adventure reading your comments. You should be a novelist. The Christmas Light necklace does not light up. Although...I do have mini lights I wanted to use the necklace. Anyway, thanks for sharing another awesome creation for Bringing Bits of Cheer over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge Blog. Cheers, Nicole

  13. Your card looks amazing! I love the sweater like background you created on your card! What a great idea to use an old wooden cigar box to cut out the deer! Love everything about your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

  14. OMGosh where do you find the time and energy!! Great set Sarah Emily!! You really know how to showcase Tim's supplies!! xo

  15. Another great make Sara but I'm just going to be honest - although it is truly lovely - it is my least favorite of them all!!!! Yes - I have to put them all in order of favs - just have to :) j.

  16. This is beautiful, Sara. The deer is very on trend this season, and it really makes your card look beautiful. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. Question-did any of the DI bled through the texture paste for your background? I wa curious about that because I had that happen and am not sure where I went wrong. Anywho-this is a gorgeous card and all the colors pop off the page! That deer sure was hard work but it turned out darling. Love the shadow effect with the black backing. Gorgeous and so festive! Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin!

    1. Sorry I'm late to answer, Niki; I was terribly tied up yesterday! No, no bleed through yet. I made sure my red PAINTED background was REALLY dry, both by heat and overnight stay in the Closet with the lights out! I used Liquitex texture paste. Maybe it's one of those things that helped prevent the bleed through. I would be willing to be it the dry time on the paint and using paint instead of ink. I hope this helps. I will text you to let you know I answered. Hugs to you, Punkin!

  18. So pretty! Love the texture on this. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  19. Wow, this red and white is just beautiful. The embossing paste is so clear and sharp - really wonderful job. And your deer is sensational! You certainly created a beautiful tag for week #3!


  20. I love the red and white combination. You did an amazing job with the texture paste through your stencil. I tried that twice, and did not look as awesome as yours. I am going back to perfect it now that I've seen how beautiful it can look.


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