Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 Challenge: 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #5

Hello and welcome to Week #5,

I'm so glad you have stopped by my blog today to check out the fifth week of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  If you are new to this series of challenges, you might want to hop back to Week #1 to read all the details.

Today I am presenting my #5 Tag for the 2017 series.  As I always do, I started my tag with a jumbo manila tag that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I love this size of tag - lots of room for creativity.  Using the new Great Outdoors stamp set that was released this season by Tim Holtz, I stamped the tree ring stamp using Wendy Vecchi's Potting Soil archival ink, then blended Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the entire tag.

I've alway been a huge fan of vintage post marks and as soon as I saw Tim Holtz's Holiday Postmarks stamp set this year, I absolutely had to have it.  It just felt right to stamp various post marks on the inner ring of the tree ring stamp so I did that with Jet Black archival ink, then stamping again with the cancelled symbol.  Next, Picket Fence distress paint was splattered over the tag.  How fun - I was on a roll.

I went back to that marvelous vintage Santa image from the new Christmas Classic set by Tim Holtz.  I absolutely love that stamp and I'm sure I'll be using it for many years.  I cut it out with the Stitched Squares Thinlits die and then cut a larger square with the same die set from the Idea-ology Kraft Stock Christmas.  I sanded that piece to bring up some of the kraft core and then edged it a bit with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Layering the two pieces together, I also used brads in the corners for a little extra detail as well as a Typed Token that says santa.

It felt a little lacking so a bit of holly was added, cut from white card stock using last year's Holiday Greens, Mini Thinlits die set by Tim Holtz.  I blended on Pine Needles distress ink and then edged it with Vintage Photo DI.  Then I smooshed them down onto my Embossing Ink pad and clear embossed them to give them a nice shine - holly is shinny, right?  Holly berries were created out of white (not red) Enamel Accents.  I had red, but debated and decided on white.

A pretty scrap of May Arts red plaid ribbon tops off this tag.  I toned it down from bright red by blending Vintage Photo DI over it.  To finish it off, I added some Santa sayings from the Idea-ology Metallic Holiday Talk stickers.

These products were used to make the above tag.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique at 20% off retail.


Jane said...

I do love the vintage Santa stamps Linda...another gorgoeus tag. The shiney holly is a great idea too. I hope to get this one done today! xx

Annie said...

This is just an amazing Christmas tag Linda and as Mr Mojo is misbehaving it has given me some inspiration. Hoping I shall get to play soon

Sending best wishes
Annie xx

véronique maille said...

super joli tag !!

Words and Pictures said...

Love those wood slices in the background, and the wonderful vintage Santa looking so jolly amidst the holly. Fabulous glossy holly leaves too!
Alison x

Deb said...

Another beauty Linda, your wood sliced background inspired me! Deb xo

sarascloset said...

This is a real treasure, Linda! I love the wood slices topped with those Holiday Postmarks. I thought I could get by without them this year, as I HAD a set of Stampin' Up ones from years ago. (Went hunting for them last night, and I think I purged them earlier this year :(:( major bummer!) I love the Vintage Santa! He looks fabulous layered up on that Christmas Kraft Stock! Your holly leaves take the prize for me, though! So inspired by those glossy leaves--yes they are shiny in real life! Hugs!

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