Hi guys! Or should I say ‘ho ho ho’?
Today’s I’m helping Tracey McNeely celebrate 25 Days Of Christmas Tags with the Picket Fence Studio team! Every year since 2010 Tracey has been doing this fun event and this year is my first time taking part.
If this is your first time hearing about it or if you want to find out more, make sure to stop by Tracey’s blog HERE. There are so many companies taking part and sponsoring this event, that’s running for the 9th, yes that’s NINTH, year!!
Right, let’s get to my tag, shall we?
Making tags is really not my forte, at all. I see people make the most amazing tags and always think to myself that I should try it, because I do get inspired when I see them. And then I get to the craft room and I got zilch… nada. Zero. I don’t know what it is. Well, until I started looking through my stash for an actual tag die… and came up empty handed! The best I could do what this bottle gift tag die, which I have had for years, but never really used. Again because of the zilch ideas.
But I digress. We are here to talk tag making. Not non-tag-making. So, armed with my bottle gift tag die and some Neenah card stock, I cut it out. Step one complete!
Next I stamped the Santa from the aptly named Straight From The North Pole stamp set, with Hybrid Black ink, on the tag directly. I coloured in Santa with Copics and added some sparkle to his hat with White Blizzard glitter drops from Nuvo. I added a teeny tiny bit to his eyes too, because Santa’s eyes should always sparkle, right?
I also heat embossed one of the sentiments from the set, ‘this is straight from the North Pole’ in Gold Rush from Ink on 3. Obvi I used my anti-station tool all over it first. The final touch was a bow with a red ribbon with ‘Ho Ho Ho’ all over it.
Well, I must admit I’m pleased as punch about this tag, seeing as it’s my first in a long time! I will definitely have to invest in some proper tag diecuts though. Any excuse, right?
That’s it from me for today but thank you merry much for stopping by!
Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica