Saturday, August 28, 2010

Caardvarks Challenge- Christmas Tags

Just Rite is sponsoring an awesome challenge over at the Caardvarks blog and I decided to play along. I haven't made any tags in a while, and Christmas tags are always fun to make. I came up with a set of three, vintage style tags using Cornish Heritage Farms 'Night Before Christmas' stamp set. 

I've always loved the old fashioned illustrations on cards and calendars from days gone by and I tried to replicate the look with these tags. This CHF set makes it easy to do with their nostalgic images. I went with water coloring with Distress Inks, in muted tones with lots of 'aging' around the edges. 


I even added some German glass glitter to the snowy village scene, like crystal snowflakes gently falling down. I think that one is my favorite! The papers are from an older My Mind's Eye Christmas collection.

On the backs of the tags I used a Merry Christmas stamp, along with the 'To: From:' stamp, also from the same stamp set. I colored the holly and berries with red and green Copic Spica pens. 

These took a lot of time, but boy were they fun! I don't think I would give these tags away, they would look awesome just hanging from a tree, or a pine garland over the fireplace. 

Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend!

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine, Distress
Paper: Manila tags, My Mind's Eye, Stardream, water color paper
Accessories: Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch, striped ribbon, glass glitter, Liquid Glass, sewing machine, circle hand punch, 5/8" circle punch, Tonic corner punch, Copic Spica pens, Nestabilities

17 comments:

  1. These are stunning! If I'd seen your tags before CHF went out of business I'd have probably bought this set!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous.. I am speechless they are beautiful!!

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  3. Oh wow! These tags are just stunning! Love them!
    Kelly.x

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  4. I love your work I have become a follower of your blog today :) Hugs Hayley xxx

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  5. what beautiful tags and so intricate

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  6. oh, my - these are stunning! looks like you put a lot of work into - with amazing results. tfs.

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  7. Wow... these are really gorgeous!!

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  8. Ooooh these are gorgeous tags!!! I find them absolutely stunning!
    hugs jolanda

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  9. Wow, these are just gorgeous!!!

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  10. These vintage tags are awesome.
    They look beautifully made and are a real credit to you!

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  11. Beautiful. Such wonderful keepsakes!! Debi

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  12. beautiful christmas tags katarina
    great pictures


    greetings karin

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  13. Just beautiful.
    Your colouring is always awesome.

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  14. Wow girl, you did such an awesome job with these, I'm drooling! Just amazing style.

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