I've started my tags for Christmas and, with any luck, I'll have twelve completed before December 24 (fingers crossed).
I've had a little trouble with my mojo (or muse as some would call it) so I'm going back to basics to embrace some of the original techniques that influenced my paper crafting journey.
I'm sharing my step-outs for this one, with minimal explanation, so don't hesitate to comment if you have a question about my technique.
And if you'd like to see any of my tags from Christmas past I've put a link to them in the sidebar.
|Oval drawn on Speciality Stamping Paper, matt finish (Ranger)|
|Stamp (Penny Black) with Distress (Fired Brick)|
|Spread ink with water brush|
|Stamp greeting (Penny Black) then mask it along with flower|
|Stamp background with archival ink (Potting Soil)|
|Rub on Distress inks (Forest Moss, Peacock Feathers) and spritz with water|
|Cut out oval with X-acto knife.|
|Re-apply Fired Brick Distress ink to strengthen flower color.|
Add a paper background behind flower.
|Trim oval with dimensional dots and tag edge with black marker|
After I'd cut out the oval, it was fun playing with different papers for the background and I finally settled on a paper that matched the Peacock Feather blues.
I'm linking this to Simon's Monday challenge blog because this week's theme is Make Your Own Background and also to the Penny Black Creative Christmas Challenge.