December 09, 2015

12 Tags for Christmas - August

Tim's August tag this year featured a die-cut text background and a Found Relative collage. My Christmas version features a background that was stamped with text and I used an image from his Merriment paper stash.

I was happy to use some vintage postage, Correspondence remnant rubs and Chit-Chat stickers for embellishment. It's hard to believe that five cents was all it took to mail a Christmas card from 1963-1968.

Since the paper tones were rather muted I used a little Fired Brick Distress Ink to emphasize the costumes.

For me, this tag's best features are the soft matte paper textures and the way the photo was cropped to fit the tag.

I'm linking to Simon's Monday blog challenge where this week's theme is (no surprise) Holly Jolly Stamping.


  1. Super! Like the old postage stamps.

  2. Fabulous image and love the use of postage stamps, something I haven't done in a while, but LOVE! Great tag!

  3. Wowww, this TAG and all the others are super.
    Greets Carola

  4. I just love this tag - the layered text in the background and super vintage images and ephemera - a treat.
    Alison x

  5. Wow this Christmas tag is gorgeous. Love the vintage santa picture. The background is amazing, and the postage stamps are pretty too. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  6. You are on a roll with these gorgeous tags! The nostalgic imagery is tugging at my heartstrings.
    Thank you for sharing your art with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle