My tag is inspired by Sharon H.'s tag on Day 1. Hers is elegant and shiny and really girly. Mine is... well mine.
I must thank this challenge for getting me to ink up my brayer (bought one awhile back - everyone has to have a brayer, right? - hadn't used it til now). TIP: Distress Inks are marvelous for lots of things. Brayering is not one of them apparently. Notice the spottiness to my BG.
I used the colors from Color Q #167:
Sorta. Used DI Evergreen Bough cuz it's kinda green/gray for my BG. Brayered it onto a Sizzix embossing plate and dry embossed the white CS. See why I wouldn't recommend using DI for this??? Spritzed with copper Perfect Pearls mist to give it a little sheen. Cut the top of the tag with a Spellbinders die for interest. TIP: Don't do this if you plan to stitch around the edges. Note the word "plan"...
Well the stitching happened cuz I decided to make this a gift-card-holder-tag (Ellen did this on her tag for Day 12 - Duh! What a super idea!) I had dry embossed a piece of red CS for the poinsettia petal strips and used the rest of it for interest on the front and a pocket on the back of the tag.
Got the idea for the poinsettia here at Basic Grey. Obviously not mailable, but this is a tag. It works.
Used two colors of green for the die cut snowflakes for the center of the bloom (and on the back pocket) and a cool brad too. Mounted it on a die cut PTI green bloom for a bit more interest and "hold". TIP: Always have a bottle of Glossy Accents on hand. It dries shiny (guess that's the point of "glossy" accents, eh?) but holds better than any other glue I know.
Whew, long post. I'm joining the fun at:
Craft Room Challenge - Make a Tag
Catered Crop - Tag, You're It
Appreciate your visit.
Supplies for Merry Christmas:
Paper: CS TPC Studio, American Crafts
Stamps: sentiment 7 Gypsies
Ink : Distress Ink, Jenny Bowlin
Tools: brayer, dies - snowflakes Marianne Creatables, border Amuse, tag top Spellbinders, sewing machine, embossing plate Sizzix
Other: pearl, sheer ribbon, glue dots, brad