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Thursday, December 10, 2009

'Key to Christmas' Tag


What is the key to a great Christmas? A tag of course !! This one was done in a theme of mauve and pink and I wanted to do a swirly type of design this time. Although it's not easy to see in the pics, the swirls have actually been heat embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder giving then a multi-coloured, subtle sparkle. The EP acts as a resist to the application of Distress ink afterwards.

I started with a white textured card base cut to size and stamped this with a clear swirly stamp from L'il Davis Designs. The stamp was inked with Versamark and heat embossed with the Kaleidoscope EP. I then applied Ranger Distress inks with cut'n'dry foam in dusky concord and worn lipstick over the EP. The background was dried with a heat gun and splashed with drops of water which were allowed to dry naturally. The background was finished with a cloud of sky stamp and lightning white Brilliance ink. The outside edge of the tag was coloured with pink chalk ink.




Next a Christmas word stamp from PaperArtsy was inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Moonglow midnight violet obsidian embossing powder on fuschia coloured card. This was edged with violet chalk ink and was trimmed and a hole made with a piercing tool and embellished with a few triangular jump rings. The word plate was applied on foam pads and the jump ring chain secured at the top with a square bronze brad.




A length of silk sari ribbon in dark maroon was wrapped around the tag and threaded with the metal key before securing at the back with double sided tape. The word PEACE was applied with clear epoxy letters.



A hole and pale violet eyelet were applied with a crop-a-dile at the top of the tag and the remaining sari ribbon tied in a bow through this to finish.


Sid xx

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9 comments:

  1. A lovely christmas tag and especially lov ethe Poinsettia tag!!

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  2. This is stunning, fab colours and that white is really bright xxx

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  3. A Beautiful tag Sid ... love the colour and the whole key to Christmas theme ... I just wish it was that easy :0)

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  4. Fab tags ... loving them all...they are so Christmassy....love 'em :O))

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  5. Love the tag! great colours :)
    xx

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  6. Love the pink and mauve colour combo!.. fab tag.

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  7. Great tag......the colors are perfect.

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  8. Gorgeous - love the colours - those mauves you have used are truly beautiful.

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  9. Your tags are all fantastic - you should be proud of them - great work xx

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