Happy Winter! (Is there such a thing?) I don’t usually mind the cold but it has been especially cold in the Northeast lately! For most people, the holidays are over. I tend to hang on for awhile afterwards. LOL! I am certainly just now going through my photos and noticing what I haven’t posted so here’s a Snowflake Winter Wishes Tag that I created for a challenge – but never posted cuz…yes…that’s the kind of holiday season I had!
I used to work on lots of tags but have been stuck on cards lately. It felt really good to work on a smaller surface. Another thing I love about tags is that I keep all of them for myself! haha! Yes…I don’t share them.
I like that – not only because I get to keep my creations but because it seems to alleviate some of the creative pressure I feel when I’m making something for someone else. I always angst over cards I’m sending – Will the person like it? Is it “perfect?” I know I tell all of you not to worry about all that “stuff,” but sometimes I do too.
I wanted some background images that wouldn’t be distracting so I used the Timeless Texture Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! I love these stamps! They add that little “something” you want without pulling attention from the rest of the tag.
I stamped a couple of them in Night of Navy Ink. I didn’t mount any of the stamps onto blocks so I could stamp pieces of the images.
Next, I ran a White Picket Fence Distress Ink across the embossed birch trees and dried it with a Heat Tool. Black Soot Distress Ink was applied to the edges of the tag with a Blending Tool. I love the way this creates a frame that draws your eye to the tag.
One of my favorite things to do is dye ribbon to match my color scheme. For this tag, I used Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Inks. I just smushed them onto my Craft Sheet, spritzed with water and then ran my Crinkle Ribbon through the inks and balled it up in my hand and dried it with a Heat Tool.
I felt like it still needed “a little something” so I ran a piece of Silver Tinsel Twine across the bottom off the card and adhered it behind with Mini Glue Dots.
An Idea-ology charm (Typed Tokens – Christmas) was distressed with White Picket Fence Distress Paint and attached to the double bow using a jump ring.
I used Tim Holtz’s Paper Snowflakes Die Cuts to cut Snowflakes from Silver Glimmer Paper and Pool Party Cardstock and layered them together using Mini Glue Dots and attached them to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I also attached an Adhesive Sheet to a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and die cut “Winter Wishes” using the Holiday Script Words Die Cuts and the Big Shot and then attached it on top of the snowflakes.
To finish it off, I attached another tag to the back of the tag to hide the ribbon backs and the mess I made with the inks!
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂