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Monday, December 17, 2012

Snowy Days Christmas Tag

Hi everyone! It's Kim Teasdale here with Christmas tag that is very reminiscent of the weather that is currently going on outside of my window :) I love a good snowfall and there is something particularly magical about seeing it at night with the Christmas lights shining (we don't get a lot of snow along the coastline where I live).

Ok, enough about the weather and onto my snowy tag :D I started out with an Inkssentials #5 Manila Craft Tag and then went to town adding layers of Ranger Distress Inks to create the background (Shabby ShuttersPeeled PaintForest MossPine NeedlesAntique Linen and Vintage Photo) with my Inkssentials Foam Blender. I created more depth around the edges of the tag with the darker inks and then added some "snow" with some watered down white acrylic paint in a Mini Mister :). I then added some of the the snowflakes from the Graphic 45 Nutcracker set to add to my whole snowy theme. I ended up heat embossing them with white embossing powder so that they really stood out against the green backdrop.

I created the fishtail banners with some of the Authentique Peaceful Line and then added a couple of little die cut Spellbinders swirls that were made with vellum and the snowflakes were made with the MFT snowflake die. I finished off the tag with some vintage seam binding and some cappuccino twine for an added little touch of whimsy :)

Thanks for coming by today and I hope that you all get a little bit of magic in your holiday season :D


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I really like the earthy colors on this elegant card. I appreciate the way you had some of the elements go beyond the edges of the tag base. Nice!

Kim said...

Kim T! I miss your posts!! Beautiful tag, love how you layered the pennant on top of the tag...stunning!

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Ruby Craft said...

Whoa! The colors you used on this wintery tag caught me by surprise, but I really love these beautiful colors on your tag. Gives it a wintery woodlands look. Love It!

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely fabulous tag - love everything about it! The layered look is great, and the banner shaping to the top tag, and the colours, textures and detailing are all beautiful.
Alison x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Beautiful tag! The layers and dimension are wonderful, as is the colour palette. great use of the fishtail banner and white embossing. I really like the stacked snowflakes and the stitching detail.