Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Working on Christmas…

Cardvaarks is having a challenge to make Christmas tags and/or minis. Those on the design team that are participating this month came up with just lovely ideas and I liked the tag set with the old fashioned rocking horse the most. The sponsor this month is JustRite with a prize of your choice of 5 Christmas stamp sets. Oh wouldn't that be lovely!

My tag idea is this:

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I’d been planning on using this stamp this year anyway and now seemed such a good time to put it into reality. Besides if i make them now I will be that much ahead of the need. A closer shot shows up the glitter edge a little better.

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I cut the postage stamp square and the secondary background  on the silhouette. I used distress inks entirely and Gelly Roll Clear Star glitter pen. A little tip when using the glitter pen:

I used crosshatching strokes on background because the strokes of the pen show up when covering a large area as opposed to just making marks of show or star and shading something to give a bit of glitz. I went over this border area (only wide enough to to catch the dips in the secondary layer) and did 3 layers of glitter.

I made the tie string of DMC Metallic Gold Embroidery Thread. I made six tags with one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. Size of the tags are2 1/4 inches square. Stamp is by Inkadinkado – no name on it. Now where do I put these So i don’t lose them by the time i really need them?!

Sorry my photos don’t show the glitter up better is is so lovely.

4 comments:

Amy said...

So pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

Jenyfur said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Kathlene said...

Just beautiful! I love the softer Christmas colors and thanks for the tip using a glitter pen. TFS & good luck!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Very lovely, these will be the perfect addition to all your Christmas packages this year!