We are getting into the Christmas spirit early over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
And here is what I made......
Oh, I found this so hard to make!! Sorry, but I am not in Christmas mode yet at all and I have been struggling to make Christmas creations as I try to keep ahead this year! Fingers crossed by the time I make our Christmas cake on 25th November I might be feeling a bit more festive.....
Anyway I started out thinking it best that I keep it neutral - I had tried a few festive coloured tags but they were all awful - so back to neutrals it was. I did some wrinkle free distress with my favourite neutral inks - Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone and Antique Linen......
I stamped around the edges of the tag with Potting Soil Archival ink using some script stamps and music stamps...I also added some foliage stamps...
Happy Christmas was stamped onto a separate piece of card which was then inked with Antique Linen DI and edged with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI
The Santa image was stamped with Potting Soil Archival ink and edged with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI's
I used some holly and flourish die cuts. I coloured the flourish with Walnut Stain DI and blended some Evergreen Bough, Mowed Grass and Walnut Stain DI's over the holly. The berries were coloured with Fired Brick DI.
The background tag was spritzed with some water and blotted with tissue
Twine was used to make a hanger and bow
Attached to one strand of twine was the word 'Believe' stamped with Potting Soil Archival ink and edged with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI's
Remember we are a stamping challenge so please feature a stamped focal image on your creation.
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