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December 8, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - Day 8...Winter Wonderland

Inspired by Tim's Resist Tag for Day 8, I again set out on my creative journey to go a different route, kinda a spin off of my tag from day  5. I had a Steampunk looking tag going, but opted to finish this one, I'm sure I'll come back to the other one later when I have a bit more time.  Using the Resist Technique, I stamped the trees from Artistic Outpost's Sleigh Ride set in White Snowcap and heat set.  To add the color to the tag, I smooshed lines of Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries and Crushed Olive onto my non stick craft sheet sprirtzed then smooshed the tag.  Doing it this way allowed me to have more of a scenic looking background.  The Post Card text is from the Ephemeral Background plate, the sweet children are from Think and Wonder.  The children are stamped on Vanilla card stock in Coffee Archival then colored with STAEDTLER Marsgraphic Markers and Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils.  I roughed up the edges a bit to add some dimension then adhered them to the tag using 3L Adhesive Sheets.

I embellished the tag with some dyed Seam Binding and Christmas Findings from Hobby Lobby.  I wanted the bells to have a bit of a rustic look, to do that I soaked them in a mixture of Cider Vinegar and Salt overnight, then rinsed them the next day and let dry.  I had a bunch of these done up ahead of time in anticipation of using them on the tags, to add some sparkle, I embossed them with Tinsel Embossing Powder.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Sleigh Ride, Ephemeral Backgrounds, Think and Wonder
Card Stock - Vanilla, Kraft, Manilla Tag
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Festive Berries, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Crushed Olive, STAEDTLER Marsgraphic Duo Markers, Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils
Other - Prima Distress Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Seam Binding, Spritz Bottle, White Snow Cap Paint, Hobby Lobby Christmas Finds, Tinsel Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Glue Dots, 3L Adhesive Sheets

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Suzanne C said...

Beautiful background and love the added effect with the bells! Totally fun and clever!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous tag, love the background.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

...and beautiful it is!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Such is the sweetest tag. Those kiddos look adorable!

Netty said...

Beautiful example of the resist technique. Fabulous tag. x

Terry said...

Great take on the resist! Such a beautiful tag!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your tag- the technique is great- I love the bow and the bells- rustic looking bells- very cool!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Very beautiful...and the bells are too cool!

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