Making Christmas tag number two was a bit like decorating a cake! And since I used vintage buttons, I'm linking this one to Simon's Recycle challenge this week.
I began with a tag shape cut from some Tim Holtz Halloween paper (Abandoned) then I inked snowflake stencils with Versamark and embossed the shapes with clear powder.
My great Aunt Esther snipped many a button from her frocks over the years and I inherited quite a collection. I keep the little white buttons in one box and have another, bigger box with colored buttons in larger sizes. I gathered up an assortment and pasted them on.
I lightly tinted the background with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide and frosted the
cake tag with glitter glues and dimensional paint (Scribbles and Stickles).
I always feel my tags need some kind of border. Since I used buttons, I reinforced the sewing theme by machine-stitching a mini zig-zag with green thread.
Stayed tuned for more tags--I appear to be on a roll--ha! Hope it lasts :-)
If you want to see my tags from Christmas pasts, here's a link.