Happy Friday my stamping friends! I have been off work this past week to be 'nurse' to Kent who had his right hip replaced a week ago Wednesday. He's in some pain but on the road to recovery! And I have had time this week to clean up my craft room a bit and to get ahead on some DT stamping projects - WIN/WIN!! accept that I have to go back to work on Monday......
So, today - I have a sweet Christmas tag to share. I used my brandy-new Folded Tags Die from PTI. I stenciled it using Tim Holtz Stripes stencil and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
I also used my brandy-new (I've been bad - don't tell Santa!!) Joyful Christmas stamp and die sets from PTI. Don't you just LOVE this bottle brush tree?? The set has 3 tree sizes - this is the middle size. I stamped it in Iced Spruce and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks. I embossed the star in gold and adhered it to the top of the tree. I added 5 little half pearls as ornaments - I wanted to keep the soft earthy color theme going!
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink.
I stenciled the inside of the tag as well - adding 3 stamped stars. I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Iced Spruce.
I looped a piece of Cappuccino twine through the hole.
I'm linking my tag to the following challenges:
Have you heard about Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas over on her blog? It started on Nov 4th and goes to Nov 15th - Last year was her first year doing it and she asked me to be a tag contributor - which I happily did - and she graciously invited me to join in again this year. My tag will be posting on November 11th - but today I'm linking this one up to the challenge - because there are PRIZES TO BE WON!!! whoo hoo! Check it all out here
It has to be a mixed media tag - I used stamps, stenciling, and embossing..
I'm also linking to the Happy Little Stamper Christmas Challenge - Tag
I'd also like to remind everyone that the November A Vintage Journey challenge just started today - the theme is Baby You're a Firework! We'd love for you to join in! We're also welcoming 3 new Creative Guides to our team.
Have a great weekend everyone!Stamps: Joyful Christmas - PTI
Paper White - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap, Iced Spruce, Ground Espresso, Versamark
Accessories: gold embossing powder, heat tool, sticky half pearls, blending tool - Ranger, Folded Tags Die and Joyful Christmas Die set - PTI, Stripes Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Cappuccino Twine - The Twinery.