Hello and welcome back to the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style. I hope you have all had a great week and were able to get some crafting done. Thanks so much to everyone who has played along so far. If you are new to my 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, there is still plenty of time to play along! Check out the Week #1 post for all the details and then start linking up your Christmas/winter themed projects based on any inspiration you get from my tags.
This week I decided to go scribbly and sparkly. Using a jumbo manila tag, I broke out Scribbly Christmas set and stamped it as a background pattern using Jet Black Archival. I blended Evergreen Bough DI over the tag and then did a little spritz and flick to give it some variation in color. I also decided it needed a few snow flurries so I did a little spritz with Picket Fence distress spray stain and then sponged around the edges with Gathered Twigs DI. Using a gold Deco Sheet, two stars were cut with the Festive Scribbles Thinlits dies (to cut the deco sheets with Thinlits, you will need to use the metal Precision Base Plate). I peeled off the backing to reveal the self adhesive and adhered them to the tag. Then I tried to cut the scribbly Tree the same way. It didn't work. The pattern is too loose and springy and the Deco Sheet is too thin. It stretched out of shape coming out of the die and I couldn't fix it. I did a do-over, this time I peeled off the backing from the Deco Sheet before I die cut it and adhered it to a piece of card stock. That gave it enough stability that it didn't stretch all out of shape when it came out of the die. Plus being mounted on CS gave it a little extra dimension
Merry & Bright was die cut out of white CS and colored it with Barn Door distress stain. When it was dry, I went over it with Red Stickles to give it some sparkle. A silver tone Christmas tree charm was altered with Gold Alcohol Ink Mixative and added it to a scrap of seam binding that I dyed in a striped pattern with Evergreen Bough and Barn Door stains.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Can't wait to see what you all make for week #5. Don't forget that you need to a link in your post to my shop at www.thefunkiejunkie.com.
These products were used to make the above tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP.