Friday, November 4, 2016
holiday TAGplorations fun
I'm joining in the fun over at STAMPlorations. We're all about making Christmas tags today. Take a look at the plethora of great ideas the DT and guest designers have come up with. Maybe you'll find a design you'd like to use on your Christmas tags this year!
For my tag I've gone the chalkboard route and also used a die cutting technique I've used here and here. It's quite fun when you have a symmetric shape like this Trendy Christmas Trees tree.
It's simple. You just fold up some tissue or crepe paper to get lots of layers. Then you die cut it once or twice. I think I have 20-30 layers. Then you stitch down the middle to keep them all together. The most tedious part is separating all the layers that have been pressed together so nicely by the die cutting machine ;)
I cut my tag shape using ATC Tag Builder from CUTplorations fun. Just love that playful feel to it. Keeping with the feel, I heat embossed a sentiment and star from Trendy Christmas Trees and added some faux stitching with a white gel pen.
A gingham PP hole reinforcer, some baker's twine and some chalkboard "smear" completed my design. Do have a look at the tags being shared on the STAMPlorations blog. And check out the prizes that are up for grabs too, both for commenting and linking up a tag! You have through Nov. 25th. Thanks for visiting.
I'm going over to the Holiday challenge at A Blog Named Hero with this tag. And at the Black + One other Color challenge at Inkspirational.