Before this Challenge runs off without me I thought I had better share my third tag in this series with you. As you know I am taking part in the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge again, having taken part last year. As last year it is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique stockists of my favourite stamps and the most exquisite lace!
Rightio. Onto the Challenge. If you want to see Linda's Tag click HERE. I took her idea of stars and stencils for this tag. I realised I did not have a stencil so I made my own using my trusty Silhouette. However, it was a long job as I have now discovered that I need a new blade. Hurrumpf! So I ended up cutting all the perishing stars by hand. However, I do have a fabby stencil to use again so no problemo!
I first of all stenciled ink with Brushed Corduroy DI. Wasn't quite sure what stamp I was going to use, but when I was rummaging through I came across this stamp. A nearly NBIS. I inked it once to see how it was and coloured the image in pre Distress Pen and not many Copic pens days and decided it was a PITA so never used it again. However, I now have Distress Pens and more Copics so decided to give it another go. This time I am much happier, but if I use it on a card, it will be a special person who I give it to let me tell you!
I then used a Lavinia stamp with teeny tiny stars and blue-grey Archival ink and randomly stamped the tag. I used some Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the Santa, roughed up the edge of the tag and coloured the edge with bronze DS. It does look better IRL. Then added some wooden stars with the little TH wordies.
Some ribbon and a Santa charm (VOS) and it was complete. Yeay! a quarter of the way through and a stamp that I had put aside now in use! (Note the stars on Santa's sack! I only noticed them when I was colouring in!)
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