Friday, 31 July 2015

Week 8 Challenge No. 4 - Christmas Tags

Hello, Crafters.

I was a bit short on time yesterday but what fun I had making these Christmas tags. Once I'd started, I didn't want to stop!

I used two stamp sets that are in the annual catalogue and have been carried over from last year's Christmas catalogue.

(This year's Christmas catalogue will go live on 1st. September 2015! It's jam packed with brilliant goodies!)

I digress! The two stamp sets used are Merry Everything and Festival of Trees.

I used Real Red Cardstock for the first tag and die cut using no. 2 die (the smaller the die, the smaller the number) from the Deco Labels Collection Framelits.

Then I embossed the tag using the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  

As an afterthought, I decided to draw some white "stitch" lines using my white gel pen.
I'm sure this would have been easier if I had done this before embossing! DOH!

I stamped the tree in Garden Green Ink after I had stamped off once. I then stamped the garland on top with Real Red Ink.

I punched the tree out using the Tree Punch and cut it smaller using scissors. Then I punched another tree using Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and layered with the stamped tree.

I adhered this to the tag and added the sentiment from the Festival of Trees stamp set, which had been punched out using the Word Window Punch. 

For the second tag, I stamped the sentiment from Merry Everything, die cut it with no 1 die. I used no. 2 die for the Garden green base and stamped over it, back and front, using the baubles stamp from Festival of trees.

I punched the stars from the same glimmer paper as before and put a drop of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details in the centres of each star.

For the third tag I did almost the same, although I omitted the background stamping on the actual tag.

To get the shape, I cut a straight line from the end of the last curve at the top to the end of the last curve on the bottom. I repeated this on both sides and also on the stamped image.

For the fourth tag, I cut it in the same way as tag no 3 and then embossed it using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I stamped the tree and trimmed and layered as I did with the first tag.
The final photograph shows the reverse side of all four tags. This stamp is from Merry Everything and I cut to fit the tag. The corners were rounded using the Project Life Corner Rounder.

I hope you've enjoyed a little Christmas in July! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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