Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 8 and Day 9

Well, we're coming to the home stretch with Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas -  today I have Day 8 and Day 9 to share with you!

Day #8 Tag was designed by Kelly Alvarez and here is my interpretation of it:
The background is stamped with a stamp from Pic-Nic Patterns by Waltzingmouse and the snowflake covering the hole at the top is from Sewing Box Christmas.
I clear embossed the cottage from A Cottage Home on watercolor paper and colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.
I clear embossed this sentiment from A Cottage Christmas on white and then sponged it with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass Ink.

Day #9 Tag was designed by Paula Cheney (and gave me fits! she used a lot of glitter and I just could not get the right look with the glitter I had - so I used brushed silver paper and added Crystal Ice Stickles!  I also sponged my background too much so there is not enough contrast between the wreath and the background...... Ugh!!
The tag is embossed with the Snowflake Embossing folder by Provo Craft, then inked with Frayed Burlap and Tattered Rose Ranger Distress Stains. Paula used a Tim Holtz holly wreath die for her tag - which I do not have - so I die cut a circle out of Grunge Paper - layered it to a circle of text paper (from an old book).   I die cut a circle out of a sheet of Ranger Foil Tape for the center of the wreath. Then I punched holly out of the text paper with my Martha Stewart punch (that I just got at Michaels for half price!).  I attached each piece of holly around the outside edge of the circle with foam dots (ask me how long this took me!!!!)  The sparkly silver holly and sprig pieces sticking out at the bottom left and top write are die cut from Festive Foliage Greenery Sizzlit.

Some of the embossings on the tag were 'painted' with a mixture of Gold Perfect Pearls and water.  My JOY letters are cut with Block Alphabet Dies from PTI.  The sentiment is by Wordsworth and cut with the Modern Label punch by Stampin'Up.  And I just realized I forgot to put on the pearl 'holly berries' !  My bow was made with wrinkled seam tape. 
 Three more tags to go and then I can go wrap presents!

Kelly's Tag #8:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Pic-Nic Patterns, A Cottage Home, A Cottage Christmas
Paper:  white - PTI, watercolor paper
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Worn Lipstick
Accessories: Ranger Distress Markers - Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Mustard Seed, hot gun, white embossing powder, yellow/pink twine - Pink Paislee, distresser - Ranger, Zutter Corner Rounder, Circle punch.

Paula's Tag #9:
Stamps:  Wordsworth
Paper:  Foil Tape Sheets - Ranger, Vintage Cream - PTI, Brushed Silver - Stampin' Up, text page from book
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo.
Accessories:  Fanger Distress Stain - Frayed Burlap and Tattered Rose, Crystal Ice Stickles, Modern Label Punch - SU, Circle Nestabilities, Perfect Pearls - Perfect Gold, holly punch - Martha Stewart, Block Alphabet Dies - PTI, mini mister - Ranger, Festive Foliage Greenery Sizzlit - Ranger, Snow flakes embossing folder - Provo Craft, Tag and bookplate die - Tim Holtz.


Caroline said...

WOW these are stunning I love the little house. Carolinexxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the lighter colors on these -- so pretty!

Anonymous said...

These are really gorgeous tags Julia! Love the snow effect on the top one and the Krafty "JOY" is fabulous! HUGS :)

Annette said...

oh i love your inspiration... awesome tags..

Pauline said...

What gorgeous tags Julia! I love the sweet house in these fun colours.