Monday, December 3, 2012

12 Tags of Christmas

Today we kick off our version of "12 Tags of Christmas".  We will post new tag every day or so created by our very own, Sherry Meilahn!  All product and complete instructions with step-by-step instructions will accompany each tag, and all product used to create tags, or a kit for each tag, is on sale at The Scrapbook Store!

Introducing Tag #1

What you need to know to create this tag:

Products used:
Tag: Size 3 1/8 x 6 ¼ “
Holly Border stamp from the Christmas Border collection (Dylusions)
Holy Spirit Fruit from Inky Antics
Postcard stamp from Stamper Anonymous (Tim Holtz)
Distress Markers: Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Fired Brick.
Black Memento Ink
Distress Ink Pad: Pine Needles and Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Blending Tool (Inkssentials Tim Holtz)
Bo-Bunny: Rejoice Collection, Rejoice Holly patterned paper.
Tattered Angels Glitter Glam (Golden Goddess)
Black cardstock
Mister (Inkssentials)
Pop Dots


Stamp Pear (Inky Antics: Holy Spirit Fruit) image with Black Memento Ink onto watercolor paper.
Color with Distress Markers, (TH), regular markers, or watercolor in shades of green. I used Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, and Shabby Shutters.
Take word stamp from set (or any acrylic word stamp with a small text) and black Memento ink and lightly stamp parts of the image onto the pear. (Do not use a stamp mounting block for this technique, keep the stamp held so you can roll the image onto the pear.)

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam (Golden Goddess) and a paint brush, paint a layer of glitter paint over the pear, do not scrub, just lay the paint down and dab to the edges. Let dry, cut pear out.

Using Bo-Bunny Rejoice Holly paper from their Rejoice collection cut to the width of you tag by 3” in high. Tear the smooth edge of both top and bottom and distress with a Blending Tool (TH) using a green Distress Ink pad. (I used Pine Needles Distress Ink)

Take your tag and distress ink it using your blending tool and a light and dark green distress ink.
(I used Peeled Paint and Pine Needles Distress Ink pads, (TH)
Spritz water onto you hand and sprinkle some of the water from you hand unto the tag remembering that distress ink reacts with water so make sure your sprinkling doesn’t leave big pools of water. Let dry or heat set with Tim Holtz heat gun.

Stamp a holly border across the top and bottom of the tag. I used the holly border from Christmas Borders (Dylusions). Color with Distress Markers, regular markers, or watercolors. I used Distress Markers Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters. (TH)

With Pine Needles Distress Ink and the pear image from the set, stamp onto the top half of the tag slightly overlapping each image.
With black Memento ink and a postcard stamp (I used a Tim Holtz stamp, stamp across the top of the tag.

I then took a holly with berries stamp using black ink, cut it out and adhered it to the top side of the pear.

With a black piece of card stock cut the width of your tag by 4” high, rip the top and bottom of that paper also.

Adhere the holly paper onto the black cardstock paper
Adhere the pear to the tag using thin pop dots to create a dimensional effect. Finish your tag by adding a shear dot ribbon tied to the top of the tag.
You’ve completed your first tag.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are doing this! I miss the 12 Tags of Christmas! Thanks for the tutorials!