I have a Mixed Media Christmas tag to share today. I started my design with something I just saw in an advertisement for the Renegade Craft Fair in the December 2015 25th Anniversary Issue of Martha Stewart that came in the mail this week. See the package in the middle with the foliage and red washi tape?
Here is how I used that inspiration on my creation.
I die cut the tag out of Kraft cardstock and then stenciled it with Tim's Stripes stencil using Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I used Tim's Speckles stencil with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste for the 'snow'. I looped some Linen Ribbon through the hole and added a Jingle Brad. The 25 is die cut out of Brushed Gold cardstock and layered with foam dots.
I used Spruce and Sprigs stamps and dies for the pieces of foliage. I layered them with foam dots and added a piece of Washi Tape across their stems (it looks like I have the exact same tape they used on the package in the ad!). I knotted a piece of tinsel string from Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop around the tag looping the tails behind it. I adhered two Small Talk/Occasions stickers and stamped Merry Christmas along the bottom.
To make this tag into a Christmas decoration that could be put on display - I die cut Tim's small easel and adhered it to the back.
I'm linking my rustic tag to several challenges:
Anything but Cute - It's Ornamental
Verve Stamps Inspiration Challenge - Rustic Winter
Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas - Mixed Media
Virginia's View - Textures
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Texture
Stamps: Spruce and Sprigs - PTI, Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Kraft, Scarlet Jewel - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU
Ink: Ranger Distress Iced Spruce, Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Scarlet Jewel - PTI, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Washi Tape, Idea-ology Small Talk/Occasions, Jingle Brads, Linen Ribbon, Tag and Bookplate Die, Small Easel, Stacked Words/Christmas - Alterations, Spruce and Sprigs - PTI, Speckles stencil and Stripes Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, tinsel string - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.