Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A little late, worth the wait?

Good tidings!

We had a very merry Christmas and enjoyed a wonderful time with family.  We are fortunate indeed.

I meant to post this a few days ago, but got caught up in the whirlwind of pre-Christmas festivities. First is a Christmas-y tag.  Inspiration came from the Tissue Tape technique challenge at Studio L3 (there's some washi tape ruffled at the top of the sentiment).

Playing with lots of new toys here.  First time breaking out the honeycomb embossing folder - love it.  I started with a #8 manila tag, embossed it, followed by a healthy dose of Peeled Paint Distress Stain (new!) and smidges of Gold metallic Distress Stain.

The reindeer die (new!) was used to cut grungeboard which I stained up with Walnut Stain Distress Stain.  I've had the grungeboard for a while but haven't done much with it.  I really like how leathery it looks.  A dusting of gold Glimmer Mist and shiny mini ornament finished her off.

I cut the fence (new!) from kraft cardstock which was then rubbed with a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink and capped off with smatterings of snowy white acrylic paint.  The snow at the bottom is a piece of white cardstock covered with white Crackle Paint.  After it dried I rubbed Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the paint and then stamped little snowflakes over the top with the same ink.

The sentiment was wrinkled up and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink then sprayed with a bit of gold Glimmer Mist.  Getting the washi tape ruffle was a little tricky.  I eventually ATG'd the back of the sentiment strip and ruffled it, right side up, to that before adhering to the tag.  A smidge of gold Distress Stain garnishes the top of the ruffle.  The star was originally a silver, but I used gold Alcohol Ink to color it.  The ribbons were stained with Broken China Distress Stain and a Walnut Stain/Gold Distress Stain combo.

Schwoo...long post.  Now you know more than you ever wanted to know about this tag.  (wink, wink)  I hope you were able to enjoy yesterday with family and/or friends.  Cheers!

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