I loved seeing Tim Holtz's Christmas tags. Alas, I don't have access to all his stamps and supplies, but using what I already have, I made this:
I stippled the tag with a couple different colors of blue. I stamped the trees with black ink but didn't like how it turned out, so I overstamped them with green ink. I think they turned out okay. I used a swirl stamp to put a few swirls on the tag just to take up the open space. I have a stamp that I love that is very similar to one of Tim's that is soooo versatile. It's the Spatter Background Stamp and it looks like this:
You can use it for snow (like I did), or to add texture to a background. I've used it for rain and sand, and you are only limited by your imagination.
I punched some snowflakes and added glitter glue to give them sparkle. I love snowflakes and love to make winter cards using them. We don't have real snowflakes in Florida...lol.
And for the bottom I ran a piece of blue cardstock through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder, then ran my dark blue inkpad over the piece to darken the raised pieces. I tore the bottom for added interest.
I stamped the "dream" stamp onto cream cardstock, tore it out and aged the edges with a dark brown ink.
I enjoyed making the tag, and I was pleased with the way it turned out.
And now, since we are in a new year, I wanted to introduce some new stamps.
There are 16 individual silhouette stamps. These stamps are approximately 1-1/2 x 2 inches each and are $3.50 each. You can see them by going to My Paper Moon and click on What's New. To celebrate this new release, I will be selling them for 10% off for a short time.
Hope you have a great week!