Hello All and Welcome!
Today I have some Christmas tags to share with you! Last year I shared a post with some tags I created that I titled “Lickety Split Christmas Tags” and decided that I wanted to try doing another set this year. My plan is to create different types of tags and do a series from year to year. Isn’t that a great idea?? Well…that’s what I thought, but then these tags kinda took up a bit more time than “lickety split”.
You know how it goes, I started out in the right direction… but then got picking out the papers, humming to music, and thought, oh wouldn’t that be cool if I dyed some ribbon, heat embossed some stars, and before I knew it…a couple hours had passed.
Now, with that being said, they were really fun to create…and isn’t that the whole point?!!
The Tim Holtz Holiday Paper Dolls were the perfect embellishment on these tags cut from some of the new Metallic Paper Stash. I am so happy that these came out before the holidays, they’re perfect for adding holiday bling! The metallic paper is awesome to scratch up and distress and reminds me of vintage Christmas wrapping paper, German foil seals and the paper from old candy boxes. It is GORGEOUS embossed with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix 3D Kaleidoscope Texture Fade and worked great to heat emboss with embossing powder too!
So, let’s not waste anymore time talking about it
…let’s get to making!
First, I started by dyeing some Crinkle Ribbon with a variety of Distress Spray Inks. The spray inks are wonderfully concentrated and are perfect for creating bright colored ribbon. I sprayed the ribbon with a bit of water and then began adding sprays of colors, then dried it with my heat tool.. it’s that easy but if you don’t like getting your fingers inky, wear gloves! 🙂
Next up, I cut several different sizes of tags with the Sizzix Stacked Tags die set, in a variety of colors from the new Metallic Paper Stash…
I dyed some watercolor paper with a variety of Distress Spray Stains, to cut some Holiday Mini Greens from…
…and began cutting greens using my favorite tool, the Tim Holtz Sizzix Sidekick…BEST.TOOL.EVER…cuts small dies quickly when you have a large quantity to do!
I took a piece of watercolor paper from my scrap bin that had been previously made with a variety of red distress inks and a layering stencil, and cut bows from the Funky Floral thinlets set… then additionally cut some bows with scraps of the metallic papers…
Look at all those lovely greens and bows…see what I’m saying…it’s quite the contraption!!
With a Sanding Grip, I sanded the edges and tops of my tags… sorry about the glare, that seems to be the trickiest thing about the metallic paper, taking the photos!
With my Ranger Embossing Dauber and the Falling Stars Layering Stencil (THS115), I dabbed, sprinkled and embossed the stars with a variety of gold, silver and glitter embossing powders.
a note on the stars…
You can see that because of using the dauber and embossing on metallic paper, that the stars aren’t the sharpest once embossed. I happened to like that because it gave it a true vintage look.
I began arranging my tags and decided to emboss a few of the tag backgrounds with the 3D Kaleidoscope Texture Fade… these were embossed after I had sanded them.
I embossed a few of the backgrounds with the “Christmas Greetings” phrase from the Yuletide Stamp Set (CMS356) with a variety of Archival Ink and embossing powders. And began adhering my tags together with Distress Collage Matte Medium…
…and here are some close-ups of a few of my favorites!!
I think these will make the perfect gift toppers!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful day! Happy Holidays!
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES –
Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous- Falling Stars Layering Stencil (THS115), Yuletide (CMS356)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Stacked Tags, Holiday Greens Mini, Funky Festive, 3D Kalidescope Texture Fade, Sidekick
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Metallic Paper Stash, Confections, Jewel, Metallic Kraft, Metallic Kraft 2, Distress Watercolor paper, Clear and a Variety of Embossing Powders, Embossing Dauber, Sanding Grip
Distress Spray Stains- Variety of Colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat tool, Blending Tools
Tim Holtz/Ideaology- Paper Dolls- Christmas, Crinkle Ribbon