Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Tags

I was going to title this post Holiday Tags - but with the controversy over whether it's more appropriate to say Merry Christmas or use the politically correct "Happy Holidays", I decided to go for the politically incorrect approach instead!

These are the tags I worked on over the weekend - and posted a few pictures of them in the last post. Today you'll get a better view, and a few details. I began stamping using Ranger's Distress Vintage Photo ink and the CHF Aged Sheet Music Scrapblock, which is a huge 6x6 inches! It's a beautiful stamp and the large size is very cool. After stamping the image, I spritzed the tags with water which causes the ink to bleed. The tags will curl when wet (see below), but flatten as they dry - or you can hit them with a heat gun after you are satisified with the amount of ink bleed.

After the tags were dry, I stamped the snowflake image from Stampin' Up! Winter Post (gorgeous!) on some of the tags using Memento Rhubarb Stalk.

Continue stamping with additional images until satisfied. This photo was in the last post as well ... sorry for the repeat, but it wouldn't make sense to leave it out (at least in my little brain).

Finish off the tags with ribbon and embellishments. The first tag below has felt ribbon and vanilla hodgepodge hardware from SU! The vanilla didn't work with the manilla tag, so I colored it with Copic markers.

The second set of tags below also have ribbon from SU!, and I popped up Santa's Sleigh and colored it with a clear Spica glitter pen from Copic for a wonderful little sparkle!

And finally - here is my little stamper kittie who helped me make all the tags. And by "helped" I really mean pounced on my hands and played with the tag strings the entire time.

happy stampin'


Cheryl said...

Susan I am so very glad that you are politically incorrect. That is the way I am also. I love your tags they are so very cool looking.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

mollymoo951 said...

If you're politically incorrect, so am I. (wink) I love your tags. I have a little helper just like yours. haha.

I may have to try this tag thing. It looks so vintagy. Great job and thanks for sharing.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

OH these are so yummy Susan...I love how stampy stampy they are!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!


MaryNSC said...

I Love your Little Kittie Helper..:O)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful vintage effect you have created! I also have a Kittie guest stamper, but after creating two very alluring 'catspots' he goes to them after a few hello pets. My other two cats just watch!