December 21, 2016

12 Tags for Christmas - November

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Tim's November tag was a lesson in using Remnant Rubs as a resist and dimensional coloring. As with my original tag and again for this one, my rubs didn't resist in the same way Tim's did. I'm not sure why but think it may have something to do with how absorbent the background paper is.

My background is a little out-of-the-box in that I used a piece of delaminated cardboard (made by soaking it with water then peeling apart the layers). I like how it took the various stains I applied and puddled around the cardboard lines.

I used the white version of Tim's Christmastime Remnant Rubs, filled-in the background with random dots made with a Gelly Roll pen and added some vintage lace and a few seed pearls. The tag borders were hand-stitched with thick white thread after punching the holes on my machine.

I stamped my poinsettia (Penny Black, Christmas Star) on watercolor paper using red archival ink then tinted it and filled in the lines with some glitter paint. To make the flower coordinate more with the rubs I outlined the petal edges in white. The center is a Gumdrop tinted with Butterscotch and Wild Plum alcohol inks.

I have one more tag to go but don't expect to complete it before Christmas Day so with this post, I'm sending you my very best wishes for a safe and peaceful holiday that's full of good cheer!


  1. Beautiful tag! I love the different color of the poinsettia. Merry Christmas!

  2. HI B, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the fact that you have used a different colour for the poinsettia and your wonderful creative background looks beautiful.

    Sending you the very best wishes for a happy and peaceful holiday weekend.

    love from

  3. I'm sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas, and much health and happiness for 2017.

    Gaby xo

  4. Hi! Your Tags are them all!
    Happy New Year! Hugs.
    Ginny and the Sheep