Hi everyone. Welcome to the fifth day of my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" Event. I've had so much fun with this event and I want to thank everyone that has entered a tag or left comments. Two more tags posted here today (one made by me; one made by a friend). We hope our tags inspire you to play along! Speaking of inspiring, I hope you'll check out the tags that are in the gallery and leave some love for those who have entered ... so many gorgeous tags!! And if you have played along yet, I hope you'll join in the fun and link up your Mixed Media* Christmas tags below.
* For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.
The white tag (2 1/8" x 3 5/8") was sponged with Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and then a little Evergreen Bough around the edges. I folded up a couple of pieces of paper towel, and then poured water over top - this was my "stamp pad". A large snowflake stamp was pounced into the wet, and then stamped randomly over the tag. The water reacts with the distress inks and snowflake image appears lighter. The background was then splattered with diluted white paint. The trees are a die from Impression Obsession, called Fir tree border. I cut out the border, and then cut it in half to create two layers of trees. White card stock was ripped and layered to create snow banks at the bottom. Dazzling Details (clear glitter glue) adds a little sparkle along the ripped edges and all over the trees. I die-cut the Antique Lamp Post (Poppy Stamps) from black and two from white, gluing them together to make it sturdy. Yellow ink was sponged onto white card stock and a small circle (hole punch) was used as the light fixture for the lamp ...a couple of pine sprigs and a red cord bow decorates the lamp post. Sparkle Texture effect (Martha Stewart) was added for the snow on the lamp post and "joy" was cut from dark red card stock using my Silhouette Cameo. I dyed a piece of seam binding with the same dark red ink, scrunched it up, let it dry overnight, and then added to the top of my tag. Whew! :) Sounds like a lot, but it was so much fun to make!
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Today's special Guest Designer is Ingrid of Ingrid's Crafts Corner (check out her blog and prepare to be amazed!). I only met Ingrid recently through the Mixed Media Card Challenge. She entered two cards in the inaugural challenge in July and I was blown away with her designs. Ingrid is multi-talented … not only making the most beautiful mixed media projects, but she also makes other styles of cards. She is always experimenting with new products, and freely shares her experiences along with tips and tricks she's learned. Ingrid also makes a lot of her own embellishments, using hand-drawn templates for cutting flowers and many other items --- she is very artistic! I always learn so much when I visit her blog. She currently designs for Glitz Craft and is on the design team for Crafty Catz challenge blog. I hope you'll spend some time looking around Ingrid's blog ... you'll be glad you did!
For details on how Ingrid made this gorgeous tag below, please click HERE.
Here's Ingrid's tag ....
Absolutely stunning Ingrid. xx
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I hope you'll join us and link up your mixed media Christmas tags below.
Here's how to play ...
- Make a Mixed Media* Christmas tag (any size)
- Upload to your blog or favorite gallery (Flickr, Splitcoast Stampers, etc.)
- Include a link to this post on your blog or gallery
- Add your link below to join the event
- Enter as many times as you'd like --- new creations only please (no backlinking)
The event is open until Nov. 16, so there's lots of time to play along.
Prize: $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations for Top Tag
See you tomorrow with another Christmas Tag and special Guest Designer!
Come join our mixed media Christmas tag party!