December 02, 2017

12 Tags for Christmas 2017 - 'Tis the Season

A page from a Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper stash was a key ingredient for this, my second tag for Christmas, 2017.

A light wash of white acrylic was used to bring out the resist design. It was embellished with stamped elements (the deer, pine bough, and cut-out holly leaves) along with some burlap ribbon and numbers from a vintage Tim Holtz grunge board collection.

And it wouldn't be a Christmas tag without adding lots of glitter (Gold, Rock Candy Stickles) and that is absolutely my favorite part about making these tags and I can really get carried away with it!

The text that wraps around the arch was made by cutting a strip from a pad of fairly thin paper. It was dampened lightly so I could round the shape before pasting. I used a slow-drying glue that allowed more time/wiggle-room and gently manipulated it to follow the curve.


  1. I like a lot the background with the compass and the golden tones, they're fantastic, hugs.

  2. What a neat tag-- I love the architectural look of the compass, and your palette rocks with the glitter!

  3. Your work always gives me emotions! This unusual palette is spectacular and the design is fabulous! Barbara

  4. A Beautiful tag, love the vintage feel and design!