Hello again, friends! I am back and this time, sharing a project that I created for the Christmas Sizzix release. As per the usual, Tim hit it out of the park with this release…I just don’t know how he does it, time after time, releasing such wonderful things!
To create this vignette, I decided that I wanted to try and work one of the new Sizzix Chapter 3 sets into a Christmas Mix.
If you’ll remember, Chapter 3 was a release that included several thinlet sets that are perfect foundational pieces for building. I used the Specimen Thinlet Set which included the word Collect, the label, No.365 and slide frame, then combined it with a couple Christmas releases that included the Holiday Brushstrokes and 3D Tree Rings Embossing Folder.
Let’s get to the details of how it all came together…
I started by embossing a Distress #8 Mixed Media Heavystock tag. I sprayed the inside of the 3D Tree Rings Folder with some Gathered Twigs spray stain, then spritzed in some water, then I ran it through my Foldaway Machine and dried it with a heat tool. Once the tag was dry, using my finger and some Picket Fence Distress Paint, I rubbed on some paint over the texture to bring out some of the details.
Next, I cut out the flowers and greens using the Holiday Brushstrokes and some background papers that I found in my scrap basket. I always have a good selection of background papers to cut my shapes from. The red was a combination of Festive Berries & Aged Mahogany Distress Stain, the green was a combination of Rustic Wilderness and Walnut Stain, with flecks of Picket Fence Distress Paint.
The poinsettia pieces were cut, then layered and adhered together, then the greens were added. All the edges of each of the shapes were rubbed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink using a blending tool.
The word “Collect” was cut out of a scrap of brown paper, then it was cut using the Label.
I cut the “No. 365” out of a red scrap, then used the positive pieces under the word collect.
To line and place the numbers, I used the negative part as a stencil. I rubbed the area where I wanted to place the numbers with some collage medium, then used the cut piece as a template and layered the tiny number pieces into it like a puzzle. I used a needle tool to hold the numbers in place as I removed the outside template. Viola! They were perfectly lined up!
To create the little word labels, I stamped the Stripes and Holiday Background stamp onto some scraps of Kraft paper using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, sprinkled the words with Clear Embossing Powder and embossed the words. The background is a complete background of holiday phrases, so I chose a few that would fit inside one of the label dies from the Specimen set and then chose the phrase that would work the best with this project.
Here’s a look at the Stripes and Holiday Background Stamp Set…CMS281
it’s kind of been my Christmas favorite for awhile now…like literally… years! I just can’t help using it EVERY Christmas. The tiny phrases are typewritten and just perfect for cutting into tiny strips for tags, and for things like this where they fit perfectly onto the tiny labels.
I just LOVE them, and now this year, rediscovered it for the stripes that I used for tags that I shared a couple weeks ago.
The small slide frame from the Specimen set was cut from another scrap of paper that I found in my collection. This was one that I made years ago…in fact, I shared a tutorial for Weathered Wood and it is the first example that I shared. You can CLICK HERE to check out how that was created.
I cut out the frame, then went to my collection of eyelets, yes, I have a collection of eyelets. Doesn’t everyone? I’ve had eyelets from way back in the day..in fact, I’m pretty sure that these are over 20 years old..how crazy is that!
But man, I’m so glad I held onto them. They are the smallest eyelets I think I’ve ever seen (1/16″), and I knew they’d come in handy one day, they fit so perfectly into those tiny holes of the slide!! p.s.- I checked and you can still find them.. on Amazon! CLICK HERE to check those out! ..you’re welcome 😉
I found the cute photo in the idea-ology Photo Booth photo pack and colored it up, then I placed it into the frame. I stitched some tiny twigs to the front of the frame using some zig zag stitches.
I stitched the edge of the tag with black thread using my sewing machine, then began arranging the layout of the tag.
I zig zag stitched a scrap of vintage fabric and an old piece of denim very randomly, then added it behind the slide frame. I arranged the greens and poinsettia, then everything was either stitched or adhered to the tag base. Once the tag was complete, it was adhered to a #8 Etcetera Tag so the piece had more stability.
I found some red bakers twine in my scrap box that had been aged with some brown spray stain, then tied it to a stick and added a couple idea-ology jingle bells. The stick was applied to the front of the tag using collage medium then set aside to dry overnight.
Once the stick was dry and adhered, I added bits of floral moss by tucking it into the arrangement using my needle tool, then adhering them in place with collage medium, then I set it aside to dry.
Once dry, my project was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. Take care and see you soon!
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