Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Tag

There's only 9 days until Christmas, are you ready?  I have a few more things to finish up before the big day, but I'm close to ready!

Every year I say I'm going to make handmade Christmas tags for all the gifts I give, and every year that doesn't happen, there always seems to be too much to get done.  I think I need to start them in July!  But I have gotten one tag made, which I'm sharing with all of you today.

I've seen quite a few photos of holiday decorations made using vintage figure skates, I absolutely love the idea and hope one day I can make one to display in my house.  But for now I thought re-creating this look on a tag would do.

I used on of the new Tim Holtz Blueprint stamps as my base, the filled the top of the skate with the Pompom, Knobby Branch and Cattails dies.

I started the tag by inking the base with Distress Ink, then I stamped the Blueprint stamp using black Archival ink.  I stamp the image a second time cutting out the skate so that I could layer and pop it off the tag.

Once I had the background of my tag ready I stated layering the die cut pieces to look like they are sticking out the top of skate boot.

I finished it off with some mini pine cones and a piece of ribbon.  Now to find a special gift for a special person to attach it to! :)

If you haven't played along with this month's Sketch & Dare Challenge you still have time, and it's great if you need a little inspiration for those last minute Christmas Cards...or tags!!

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