Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Delivery

Hello again and welcome back!  Tonight I'm sharing a Christmas gift tagThe 25 Days of Christmas Tags made for three challenges - Tracey McNeely's The 25 Days of Christmas Tags, the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to make a Christmas gift tag, and The Paper Players, where LeAnne has a Holiday Pines theme challenge.

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For my tag, I was inspired by Shari Carroll's tag from Day 1 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags that she posted on the SSS blog here.  What inspired me was the color palette, the rustic feel and the pine die cuts used at the bottom of the tag.

I started with a Kraft shipping tag and coated it lightly with white gesso.  After drying overnight, it was ready for ink blending with Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks.  I started with Evergreen Bough, covered the majority of the tag, then added some Walnut Stain DO ink around the edges.  The trees and reindeer were then stamped using a Misti, which helped as I moved the tree images around to create a "forest" in the background and also to get a good impression of the deer.  While the inks dried on the tag, I die cut white card stock with the Mini Holiday Greens thinlits and used Pine Needles and Ground Espresso to ink blend the pine branches and Fired Brick for the berry branch.  After all the inks dried, the die cuts were adhered to the bottom of the tag, then White Gouache was flicked over it.  The ribbon and twine were tied onto the top, then one final pine branch added beside it.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting, it's always so appreciated!  Be sure to use the links above to all the challenges and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Tim Holtz 2017 Stamptember Collection (SSS)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Fired Brick, Ground Espresso; Distress Oxide:  Walnut Stain
Other:  Faber Castell White Gesso, Shipping Tag, Hemp Twine, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon (ret. SU), Ranger Glossy Accents, Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops, Tim Holtz Mini Holiday Greens thinlits, Ink Blending Tools, Clear Wink of Stella, White Gouache, White Gel Pen


Kim Heggins said...

Simply wonderful tag...love your gorgeous scene and that nose on Rudolph is so perfect. Thank you so much for joining Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous tag, love the background you've made.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Annie A. said...

Such a beautiful tag! Love the distress background and the pine accents. Congrats on your recent win over at The Paper Players and we're glad to see you again! Thanks for playing!

Beverly S. said...

What an artist you are....using the gesso, etc. to create this beautiful tag! GREAT job!

LeAnne said...

Stef, this is so pretty....gorgeous background and sweet little reindeer...all the way to his cute little nose! And your staging is awesome too! So happy that you shared this with us at the Paper Players and my Holiday Pines challenge!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a gorgeous tag Stef - you created such a realistic little scene and I love the addition of the pine diecut details. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

laurie said...

Love your tag! Such a beautiful scene. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous tag, Stef. You really do a fabulous job of creating these woodland scenes. The red and white striped ribbon is the perfect pop of color. So glad you shared this with us at the Paper Players this week

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely stunning! I must get my Distress Oxides out and try them on Kraft. Thanks for the inspiration:)