Showing posts with label Make My Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Make My Monday. Show all posts

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Vintage Journey Tag Friday

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month - several of the Creative Guides for A Vintage Journey post a tag -  and this month I'm one of those Creative Guides!

Since it is now the season, I made a Christmas Tag!
I have a few process photos to show you just how I created my tag.  
I started with a manila tag 6 1/4" x 3 1/4".  I rubbed Twisted Cintron DOX onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and pressed my tag into it.  I dried it with my heat tool.
Then I sponged Fired Brick DOX through a Tim Holtz Christmas Stencil onto the tag.
And for a third layer - I sponged Versamark ink through Tim's Festive Stencil and embossed it with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  This made a wonderfully shiny almost-clear design over the other layers.
To vintage it up a bit - I sponged around the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo DOX.
Then I took out my Dashing Deer die and cut it out of Kraft Core-dinations brown and then just the antlers out of a lighter tan.   Before removing the cuts from the paper, I sanded over them to reveal some of the Kraft Core.
I trimmed the bottom edge of the antlers and adhered them over the brown die cut and then sponged the edges a bit with the Vintage Photo DOX.
I adhered the deer to the tag, added some dew drops to his antlers, a Metallic Holiday Sticker and looped a piece of Cream/Red Trimmings through the hole of the tag.
I layered my tag to a slightly larger piece of brown card stock just to give it a more finished look.
 So please take a look at all the wonderful tags created by the Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey - you can also link up your tag there to share with us!
Welcome to this wonderful holiday season!


I'm also linking my tag to:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas

Make My Monday - Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Card Makers - Anything but a card

ModSquad Challenge -  Use a Critter on your holiday card/project

Paper:  6 1/4' x 3 1/4" manila tag - Ranger, Kraft Core-dinations tan and brown, Dark Chocolate - PTI.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxides Twisted Cintron, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Versamark.
Accessories:  Christmas Stencil, Festive Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Dashing Deer Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, heat tool, Dew Drops, Tombow Glue, Trimmings/Naturals Red/Cream - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, mini sander, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In Thanks for Fall Leaves

I've been busily making both Halloween and Thanksgiving cards to sell at our October Church Fair.  I love how I can sit down and stamp all day if I want to, now that I'm retired!  
Today I have a Thanksgiving card to share.
I used my brandy-new Mix and Mat - Pinked Edge Die that has this beautiful leaf cut out in the middle of it.  I cut it out of Arches Watercolor paper and then colored it by rubbing Distress Inks on my craft mat, spritzing the inks with water, and dragging and pouncing the die cut panel in the colors.  
I layered it to a panel of Brown Kraft Core Coredinations paper that I sanded to reveal some of the Kraft Core.  I embossed the sentiment in gold on a strip of vellum and attached it over the panel with small brads.
 Tomorrow I'll be back with a Halloween Card!

I'm linking my card to:
 this is the first time I've used the pinked edge leaf die


Make My Monday - Autumn Colors

Stamps:  Peace and Plenty - Waltzingmouse (no longer available)
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Rustic Cream, Vellum - PTI, Brown Kraft Core - Core-dinations.
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Barn Door, Spiced Marmelade, Crushed Olive, Gathered Twigs.
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, small brads, mini sander - Ranger, nonstick craft mat.