December 01, 2015

12 Tags for Christmas - April

The emphasis for Tim's April tag this year was on using a watercolor technique along with a clever way to assemble a word band insert using kraft paper.

My holiday version features a poinsettia stamp by Penny Black and I didn't use a die-cut for the text-- it was stamped and embossed instead (Tim's Christmas Words).

And it just wouldn't be as Christmas-y without some bling so I applied gold Stickles on the border and used black 3-D Scribbles for accent.

I really like this one--it's easy to see why using watercolor with stamps has become so popular and starting with a spritzed background really elevates the technique.

In case you don't know about my 12 Tags for Christmas series, this post will fill you in on the why and what for's.


  1. WOW, LOVE it, you should have entered this in April, I think you would've won! :)

  2. Love the colors! Keep these coming!

  3. This stamp has become one of my main must haves this season! I love so much how you've used it here. The inky background and coloring are just perfect! The stitching works so beautifully, as does the gold edge. :)