25 Days of Christmas Tags With Tracey

Hi guys!

Today I’m popping in with a quick tag I made for the 10th edition of Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days Of Christmas Tags event! She’s been running it for 10 years! That deserves some recognition for sure!

Here is the tag I made, using Picket Fence Studios Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Life Changing Blender Brushes and Black Hybrid Ink.

I started out by stamping one of the snowman from the Baby, It’s Cold Outside on Copic friendly paper, with Black Hybrid Ink. With the left over ink on the stamp, I pressed some masking paper to it, to make a mask.

Using red Copics, I coloured in the Santa’s hat and robe, I went for quite the robust completion for the face as I imagine Santa being out in the cold weather a lot. The trimming on the hat I left completely white, and on the beard I used E40, E41 and W02 for some texture.

After fussycutting the mask out, and placing it on top of the Santa, I grabbed some Life Changing Blender Brushes and Distress Oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. The yellow and greens I used to create a northern lights look. The blues and black were used to make a dark night sky.

I also splattered some White Gold water colour paint from the Starry Color palette, all over it to make it look like stars and snow.

For the sentiment I made a boo-boo. I stamped Hello Winter, from the same Baby, It’s Cold Outside stamp set, in Black Hybrid Ink on the top. BUT you might notice that it’s very difficult to spot it… I should have heat embossed it in white instead.

Finally, I trimmed down the the whole thing to fit on top of a tag I had already cut out. This is a bottle tag from Paper Trey Ink.

With that, I’m done for today but if you want to read more about the 25 Tags Of Christmas event, go to Tracey’s blog. There are sponsors for every day and an absolute TON of inspiration from everyone taking part!

I have used compensated affiliate links in this blog post, for your convenience. These do not cost you anything extra at all. If you shop using these links, you are actively helping me keep my blog, YouTube channel and Instagram up and running.

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica!

Below you can find affiliate links, and some alternatives as the exact stamp set used is not available, to the amazing Ellen Hutson shop! If you shop today, Nov 17th, you can still take 20% off by using the code HAPPY14EHLLC.

Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25 pk, Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock

Solar White – 250 Sheet Ream, Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock

Tall Tag Duo, My Favorite Things Die-Namics

Sassy Santa, My Favorite Things Clear Stamps (Retiring)

Santa’s List by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps

Straight From The North Pole, Picket Fence Studios Clear Stamps (Retiring)

On A Christmas Walk, Picket Fence Studios Clear Stamps

Squeezed Lemonade, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Twisted Citron, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Mowed Lawn, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Blueprint Sketch, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Chipped Sapphire, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Black Soot, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Life Changing Blender Brush Set, Picket Fence Studios (LCB-full)

Life Changing Blender Brush – 4 Piece Broad, Picket Fence Studios (LCB-4)

Starry Colors – 6 Color Set, Gansai Tambi

R39 – Garnet, COPIC Sketch Marker

R46 – Strong Red, COPIC Sketch Marker

R29 – Lipstick Red, COPIC Sketch Marker

R27 – Cadmium Red, COPIC Sketch Marker

R24 – Prawn, COPIC Sketch Marker

E39 – Leather, COPIC Sketch Marker

E37 – Sepia, COPIC Sketch Marker

E35 – Chamois, COPIC Sketch Marker

E97 – Deep Orange, COPIC Sketch Marker

E95 – Tea Orange, COPIC Sketch Marker

E53 – Raw Silk, COPIC Sketch Marker

R43 – Bougainvillea, COPIC Sketch Marker

E40 – Brick White, COPIC Sketch Marker

E41 – Pearl White, COPIC Sketch Marker

W2 – Warm Gray No. 2, COPIC Sketch Marker

Blackout Hybrid Detail, Ink On 3 Ink Pads

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I'm a crafting, coffee, chocolate and cake mad girl. Oh and doggies! Actually most animals.... My main crafting-love is card making, for sure. You can follow me here, on Instagram (@erica_cacacraft) or Facebook (CaCaCraft) for more crafty adventures!

9 thoughts on “25 Days of Christmas Tags With Tracey”

  1. I really love this combination for a tag. The coloring of the santa is great and the sky looks so wonderful.. Great look to the snow.


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