There is a blog giveaway which I posted here on The Artistic Stamper - so I am doing two things at once as only us ladies can!
I have made these tags as entries for the blog candy draw, and also for parcels for next Christmas.
I started off with plain chipboard tags from The Artistic Stamper shop. I like these because they are thick and easy to work on.
The tags are made 'in the style of' Tim Holtz as I didn't have all the stamps etc he used.
This one was made by inking the tag in pale blue, then stamping it with snowflakes, and embossing with a matt type embossing powder. The swirls were stamped on next, and the green border sponged on.
The image which is part of a TH stamp which I used to stamp onto acetate as he did, then it cut out and glued onto the tag with glossy accents, then coloured it with red alcohol ink.
I am actually pleased with this tag - took me ages to do, and looks so much nicer in real life.
I had to improvise again for this tag.
Background technique as above, then the TH swirls stamped on in layers, and he famous 'bird on a branch' stamp, which I have turned into a robin by inking his chest red. The fibres on the tags are Christmas red with lots of gold strands in it.