Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Christmas Tag

I always like to try new and different things, so for the tag challenge at Sweet Stamps, I took out a stencil and lite modeling paste, and here is the tag I created!

 I was so thrilled to see stencils in the Sweet Stamps store!  I used distress inks dabbed onto the craft mat, spritzed with water and dipped the tag into it one color at a time.  I dried the tag between each color with the heat gun. Next, I applied light modeling paste over the stencil to create the fun background on this tag. I sponged on Faded Jeans color over the modeling paste.  I added a couple of SweetCuts dies and snowflakes from Globecraft and Piccolo using Turquoise Lagoon Enamel embossing powder.

 I wanted to point out- the enamel adhesive has a dauber top- so you can sponge it around the edge of your project, dip the edges of your card/tag/chipboard...etc  in the powder and it will stick and you can emboss the edges for a special finishing look.

 I used seam binding to finish the top of the tag. I tapped the ink onto the craft mat, spritzed it with water and put the ribbon in the wet ink.  Perfect color on the ribbon to match the colors in the tag!

Products I used making my Tag:

We have a weekly challenge and a monthly technique challenge. The monthly challenge 7/15-8/14 is Parchment Crafting. Our winners are chosen by Random.org- and if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry will count x's 2!

Sweet Stamps has a Pintrest board HERE

Sweet Stamps has a Facebook group HERE

Crafters Cafe- Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons- Christmas in July
Inky Impressions- No DP
Little Red Wagon- Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp- Embossing
Sisterhood of Crafters- Diecuts/punches
Die Cutting Diva's- Die Cut/Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly- It's a Jolly Holiday
Sparkles Monthly Challenges- Christmas in July
Lexi's Creation- Christmas in July
Scrapbook Society Society- Christmas in July
Sparkle & Sprinkle- AG using embossing powder, glitter or flocking
Come and Get It- Christmas in July
Corrosive Challenge- Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts- Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland- Blue Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly this is AMAZING - love the subtle colour use and all the textures you have included. Wonderful my friend!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is such a beauty Shelly...love the colors and the radiance the modelling paste and ink has given to your background
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

cass said...

Beautiful tag, thanks for joining us at Crafters Cafe this week

Meighan Wheller said...

Wow, just this tag Shelly. Beautiful colours and so effective. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous tag and I love that stencil you used. Love your color choices too.

Leanne said...

Very classy looking tag.

JanR said...

Lovely tag! Thank for that tip with the ribbon, it looks wonderful. And thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Darlene said...

Hi Shelly!! WOW this tag is awesome! I haven't played with that paste stuff yet but you've sure intrigued and inspired me with this beauty! Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Melissa Bove said...

Gorgeous tag!! Love the background!! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Anne Temple said...

I'm back, with my SNS hat on :-). Love your tag and so glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge!

jimlynn said...

Another WOW!!! Love this beautiful tag. The use of the modeling paste is wonderful on here too. LOVE IT!

Terry said...

Oh I can see why you would love that stencil! Gorgeous tag. Love that deer and fabulous texture. Enjoy.

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful tag love the design
Thanks for sharing at Lexis.
Hugs Julie x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Shelly what a gorgeous christmas tag.

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Wow, this is gorgeous - I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!

Penny said...

OMGosh, Shelly, this is soooo beautiful! Fabulous use of techniques that I am too chicken to try! ;^) Love, love, love that center design! Love the texture, colors and embellies for your deer! :^)
Hugs, Penny

P.G. Lamb said...

Wonderful techniques and colors! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Awesome tag. Love the turquoisy blue. You always love to experiment.

Donna K said...

Such a pretty tag, Shelly! I love your distressed background and that tiny bow is TOO sweet.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous tag and love all the detail. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seanons Blog Challenge. Hugs, Carol S.DT

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Shelly! Stunning! Love your work with the modeling paste (something I'm just beginning to use) and your colors are fabulous. Wonderful reindeer. :-D

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great tag, love the background using the distress inks and stencil. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It this week.
Cindy DT

MiamiKel said...

Wow that's a lot of challenges! This tag is beautiful. Great use of the stencil!

Monica taylor said...

Beautiful Tag! Thanks for playing along over at The Crafter's Cafe, Monica DT. I would also love to have you join my celebration over at http://taylormadecards4u.blogspot.com/ and a chance to win some blog candy.

Marilyn said...

Love, love, love this tag and I am always in awe of your technique skills.

Lisa B said...

WOW! Shelly this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you used that modeling paste. That is something I haven't tried yet.

Thanks for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters and linking it up to our Dies & Punches challenge.

debbie said...

Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Wonderful tag you have made. love that image. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for All Seasons,and good luck.
Also thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It too.
Cindy DT

Rebecca said...

Wow such a gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles we hope to see you again!

Love From Rebecca xx

Helen said...

This is a stunning tag, love it! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly challenges for our ‘Christmas in July’ challenge.

Hugs Helen P (DT) x