Hello! I am way behind in the Funkie Junkie’s 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, but I’m going to try to complete them all. Click here to see Linda’s beautiful tag and get in on the fun. I love the simplicity of her tag and took inspiration from the stencil she used and the colors, although I wanted my background to be red.
Here’s my week 2 tag:
I actually made this background a few weeks ago, but then other things came up and I couldn’t get back to it until today. I started with gesso on my tag and went back and forth with the colors below until I could get it the way I wanted. I still wasn’t that happy and as a last resort sprayed it with Glimmer Mist.
I used the TH Holiday Knits thinlits die set to make my stencil. I used white acrylic paint, but I knew I would end up with pink because of all that red – LOL!
It wasn’t bad, but needed something and because I never know when to quit, I decided to stencil over it again using Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel. I had never used it before – it’s just like marshmallow crème. It didn’t turn out pink, but a lighter red than the background, although it’s outlined with the pink. I love how glittery it is, but all that red needed toning down.
I needed something white so got out my SSS Falling snow stencil and used texture paste. Some of the snow dried pink, so I stenciled over it again – not the best, but oh well.
I cut out silver kraft cardstock snowflakes from a set of TH Sizzix thinlit dies – most were too big, but there was one that was just right for the top of the tag. For the other 2, I used the TH die with the snowman and snowflake (can’t think of the name of the die at the moment). It’s hard to see in the pics, but I painted each snowflake with white acrylic paint then wiped some off after it was partially dried.
After adhering my snowflakes and adding a silver sequin to the smaller ones, I applied the (silver) holiday remnant rubs that Linda used. Even with her warning about how quickly these adhere, I ran into the same problem that she did and had to replace a letter. After that, I punched a hole in the large snowflake and tied my ribbon through it. I thought I had some silver ribbon left, but only the white and gold, so that’s why I added the gold sequins.
That about covers it. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment 🙂