Saturday, 29 May 2021

Jingle Bells Christmas Tag

 I had a fun filled few hours recently getting some Christmas DP
 out of hibernation and inky and a bit messy
with pastes and stenciling for a 'new to me'
Christmas Challenge - Christmas Craft Creations
They are asking for Tags or ATC's 
for their May Challenge Theme.
As time is running out I decided to go with the 'tag' theme
but would loved to have gone all out with ATC's - another time.
This challenge opens another door of your creativity
with the fun of making something smaller than
our every day cards although you can add them 
as an extra layer on your card.
I decided to go with the DP for my first tag

and a close up to show off the die

I like making a double tag as it gives you more impact
with designer papers.
I used Echo Park I Love Christmas to cut out
my Sizzix Fancy Tags.
The hardest part was the placing of 
Tim's Holiday Greens. in various colours.
Some were heat embossed with 
Zing Brown Sugar and Ranger Red Cinnabar.
So thankful I have Glad Press & Seal
to hold them all in place while I glued them down.
This is where I made a mistake as I meant to add them to the
back frame with the Christmas Music - oops!
It worked out well as I decided to have a shadow effect
on my ARTplorations Jingle Bells die.
The front one was cut from the same music paper
and inked with Tim's Frayed Burlap as is the back tag.
This helped to show off the die nicely.
Added some ribbon and mini bells to finish.

I have another few in the making
(one with the pastes and stenciling)
and hope to get that one finished
and show it off in the next few days.

Also found another new Christmas Challenge

so popping my tag over there.

That's Christmas for now - till the next one
Thanks for coming by.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh your tag is stunning, I love the die you have used and the pretty papers. Thanks for joining in with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazelxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is a beauty, Ina! So much texture and dimension crammed in to this little tag! Thanks for joining us over at the May Challenge of Christmas Craft Creations.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous use of the designer papers. They made wonderful projects.

Tristan said...

What a stunning tag Ina. Love the different layers and textures. Perfect addition of those bells. Thanks for joining us at CCC. Tristan DT.

Lady Joyful said...

Your tag is fabulous, with lots of great texture! The addition of the bells is a great touch. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT