Sunday, 22 November 2015

A Last Tag for Loll

I've done one more tag for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas event.  It closes tonight.  If you saw my last tag which was totally out of my comfort zone in terms of colour, you'll know that I said my next tag would be blue and white.  Sure enough, I'm back to my comfort zone!


I just bought the Sizzix Bigz Stacked Snowflake die and wanted to use it.  The Bigz dies will go through thicker materials like chipboard so it was perfect for the glitter cs I used here (I've never been able to cut through it with a regular die).

I was inspired by Bonnie Klaas to stack a tag on top of a tag and by things I've seen recently using corrugated cardboard.

I die cut the larger tag out of a piece of mixed media cs I'd sprayed with a homemade blue spray.  Then die cut the smaller tag out of a Tim Horton's corrugated coffee cup band.  I brushed gesso over the smaller tag in random places.

The larger snowflake is the two middle-sized snowflakes dies stacked on top of each other.  I added two of the smallest snowflakes at the top.

I stamped and heat embossed "let it snow" on a scrap of white cs and hand cut it into a banner tag.  I used two shades of blue ribbon at the top and added a bunch of light blue gemstones.

In real life it is wonderfully sparkly but it so hard to capture that in the photo.

I'm also adding it to Happy Little Stamper's Mixed Media "tag" challenge (which doesn't have to be a Christmas tag) and Happy Little Stamper's Christmas "tag" challenge.  Both of these are open for seven more days so come and join us!






Supplies:
Die-namics Tag dies, Sizzix Bigz Stacked Snowflake die, mixed media and white cs, Recollections glitter cs, recycled Tim Horton's corrugated cup band, blue ribbons, Rubber Soul sentiment stamp, ColorBox silver ink, silver embossing powder, blue gemstones, gesso, homemade blue spray

10 comments:

  1. The colours are so YOU, Susan! :) Gorgeous tag ... love the bright blue background with the corrugated tag topper ... so much fantastic texture and depth. And those glittery snowflakes are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at my tag event. xx

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  2. love the colors and the corrugated cardstock - thanks for sharing your project at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge

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  3. WOW! Look at all the glitter and glitz Susan! Great texture & dimension! Have a great week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  4. in our out of your comfort zone the tags are beautiful. I especially love this one, the corrugated card from your Tim Hortons coffee did for me. love the snoflakes and the mixed media :)

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  5. Susan, you are a natural at Mixed Media! You really should do it more often as you are very inspirational xx

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  6. This is SUCH a cool tag! Totally awesome!

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  7. Gorgeous tag Susan!! I love all the texture on the snowflakes and background! :)

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  8. Great stacked tags, Susan! I'm glad I inspired you! I have some corrugated cardboard sitting on my desk to use on a tag. Hopefully I can get to it soon. Glad to see you back in your comfort zone!

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  9. WOW! Those snowflakes are gorgeous and I love the corrugated card in the background. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge xx

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  10. What a bight and gorgeous festive tag Susan! I love the glittery snowflakes and The texture from the corrugated card.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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