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My #6 tag is very simple and vintage-y. I started, as I always do, with one of my favorite jumbo manila tags that I sell in the shop and stenciled laurels top and bottom with the Wendy Vecchi Stamp It Stencil It For the Holidays set. Pine Needles DI and a Mini Ink Blending Tool were used for the stenciling. Next the new text stamp from Wendy Vecchi was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink. Holly leaves were die cut and stamped in Pine Needles with Wendy Vecchi's Ornate Dots background stamp. Instead of cleaning the stamp, I spritzed water on it and watched the watery color bubble up. I grabbed the tag and used the water stamping technique to add another layer to my background. Instead of making the holly berries the traditional red, I matched the hues in the ribbon by using Victorian Velvet. They also have a dusting of Clear Rock Candy distress glitter. The cluster was mounted on a small piece of corrugated cardboard that was edged with Vintage Photo DI and had a bit of White Gesso rubbed on the ridges. Merry Christmas was stenciled above in Pine Needles.
I wanted a little texture along the edges. I achieved that by applying Ultra Thick Embossing enamel randomly along the edges. A bit more Vintage Photo DI was blended along the edges and then just a touch of Ground Espresso was applied along the very edge. To finish it off, I added a laser cut wooden snowflake from Kaisercraft and a polymer clay gingerbread heart tied with a scrap of plaid ribbon.
That's it, folks. Tag #6 for your inspiration. I hope you can find something about it that will get your creative juices flowing. Thanks so much for visiting, for commenting and special thanks for those of you playing along with me this year!
The products below were used to make the above tag. They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holts and Wendy Vecchio products are always 20% below MSRP.