Sunday, November 10, 2013

Winter Greetings Tag

Here is my second take on Tammy Tutterow's Satin Damask Background technique. 

It's still a little different from her technique.  I did the same process as in my last blog, only instead of Distress Stain as the base layer, I used Peacock Feather Distress Ink spritzed with water on my craft mat.  Also, I only used Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of the tag (instead of over the entire tag) and this time I outlined my clear embossed snowflakes with a Gathered Twigs Distress Marker.

Here are some close ups of the new tag:

Alcohol ink used to give a snowflake charm a little bit of a rusty feel.  I added some velvet and thin width ribbon for the tag tie.

 Some Tim Holtz trim and Recollections bling ribbon began the embellishment process in the middle of the tag.  A Sizzix snowflake die was used to die cut some manila cardstock and vintage paper.  I when I tried gluing the two pieces together, I ended up having the two die cut snowflakes a little off center.  I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to color the snowflake.  I added another precut snowflake and gem to complete the main embellishment for the tag.  The sentiment banner was made out of patterned paper and stamped with Moonlight archival ink.  I went around the word "winter" with an dark brown alcohol ink marker that matched the background of the paper.  I thought about going around the word "Greetings", but by that time I was afraid I would mess up the thin letters. 

 One last picture of the complete tag.  Two tags down and this technique has been a lot of fun to play with :)   Hop over over to Tammy's blog.  She is an incredibly creative crafter!  -- Mary Elizabeth


barbarayaya62 said...

Wonderful, you know I love the bright colors! This tag makes me feel happy! How can we do to swap our e-mails??? BArbarayaya

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wonderful, love the snowflake background. Kim

die amelie said...

LOVE your beautiful snowflake background, Mary Elizabeth!

And your colours are awesomely intense and bright! A wonderful tag!

And thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my blog. You really made my day by leaving all these kind and understanding words. And thank you for the encouragement they provide too.

Big hug,
Claudia x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a totally stunning tag! I absolutely adore the colours and the beautiful textures, just gorgeous!!

MichelleZ said...

Wow! That gathered twigs around the images is a really cool effect! Love it!eautiful tag!

butterfly said...

What a stunning creation, Mary Elizabeth. That damask background looks absolutely amazing, and like Astrid I adore the colours. So sorry to be behind... I still feel I'm chasing my tail trying to catch up with the things I'd like to be catching up with rather than the things I have to catch up with!
Alison xx