Over the next twelve days, I'll be sharing one Mixed Media Christmas tag each day that I've made. My tags are small (2 1/8" x 3 5/8"), but they have lots of fun elements.
Several of my wonderfully talented and creative friends are joining me for this event. Each of them has a unique and creative style that I'm sure will inspire you (as they have inspired me!). I'll have a new Guest Designer joining me for each of the twelve days.
I hope that you'll follow along and be inspired to make some tags of your own. Come play along with our fun Mixed Media Christmas tag event and link up below.
Prize: $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations for Top Tag
- 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 for two weeks, so there's lots of time to play along.
* For this event, Mixed Media is defined as stamps + ink, plus two other elements which add texture and/or dimension.
Here's how I made Tag #1:
I sponged the tag with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy distress inks. I overlayed the Starburst stencil and sponged more Brushed Corduroy on top. I inked my Season of Joy (SU!) stamp with Vintage Photo distress ink and stamped at the top of the tag. The flourish is a die-cut (Flourish #6 by Crafty Ann), cut from olive card stock, sponged more olive ink around the edges, and then coated with Granular gel medium. The poinsettia was cut with my Silhouette Cameo from red card stock, and then coated in red glitter glue to give it some sparkle. I added gold liquid pearls and gold stickles to the center of the poinsettia. To finish I used a red stain ribbon.
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My first guest designer is Susan (aka susanbri at Splitcoast Stampers - SCS). Susan and I met through SCS, and soon found out that we lived in the same city. :) We are both CAS gals at heart, but we have a mutual admiration for the fancy Christmas tags. Susan doesn't have a blog, so I am including a link to her tag in her gallery at SCS, where you can find all the details on how she made the gorgeous tag below. I hope you'll also check out her gallery of beautiful creations. FYI, you need to be a SCS member in order to leave comments in Susan's gallery, so if you're not, please feel free to leave a message for Susan on this post ... I will make sure she sees them! :)
Here's Susan's tag ...
Susan, you are the one that inspired this event. :) After we talked about all the beautiful mixed media Christmas tags on Pinterest, I couldn't wait to get started creating. And after making several tags, the idea of having a tag event was born ... thank you, dear friend!! :) xx
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Come join our mixed media Christmas tag party!