Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 7

Hello there Friends

Isn’t the countdown to Christmas galloping pace now – or is it just me who feels that?  Now that I have finished my cards and posted them I am trying to play catchup with my 12 Tags of Christmas with Linda atFunkie Junkie.  There is still time to join in and Linda has kindly extended the time limit by another fortnight, but I want to finish mine by the finished deadline as I know they will get forgotten about and I want to make all 12 Tags before Christmas. 

So here is Tag 7…..

First I cut a tag using my TH die and embossed it with the Snowflake embossing folder by TH and then inked over the tag with my favourite brown….Gathered Twigs DI.  I cut out 3 tags using some paper left from my Christmas Album and a Quickutz tag die and cut out the letters using Sizzix dies using another Snippet left over from Saturday’s card marathon.  I also used a little more of the same green to cut the bottom layer of the Poinsettia.  The rest of the Poinsettia was cut from some SU Very Vanilla card (now that I have found it!).   The Poinsettia was then stamped using TH text stamp.

I layered the Poinsettia and put a large glob of cosmic shimmer adhesive in the middle and poured micro beads in to the centre. 

Next I cut out snowflakes using Spellbinders die and more of the SU card, inked the edges and layered with the mini tags before popping some linen ribbon on and placing on the tag.  I cut some pine leaves, embossed them with several layers of bronze embossing powder and then whilst they were still hot and molten I poured on some Martha Stewart bronze glitter.  It didn’t stick all over but I kinda like that – a distressed look.  I then layered these with the poinsettia before placing it all on the tag.

I used the TH star rosette die to cut just the star, stamped it with the text stamp and layered it with a chit chat sticker and placed on the top right of the tag.

I felt it needed something at the bottom so I had a rummage in my basket and came across this brown fringing – no idea how long I have had this, then tied some ribbon around it and used the same ribbon on the top of the tag.  The top was finished with some brown ribbon, also out of the basket, a wooden star and some Funkie Junkie string NBUS.

There you have it.  My favourite tag so far of the series and I can see some Christmas cards for next year being made similarly. 

Thanks for popping over.  Remember that the Funkie Junkie Boutique are sponsoring this challenge so if my tag has inspired you to have a go there is a lovely voucher going to some lucky participant.

I am going to take this to the Snippets Playground as there are lots of little snippets in here.

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp - Stamped Out Challenge too!

Also, I was asked once how my tags remain fairly flat.  I told her that sometimes I use packaging for either Scotts porridge or Bakers dog food, so to prove it, here is the back.  The inside is clean as they put the food inside a plastic bag and they are kinda like kraft and they ink beautifully!

Thanks for calling by.



Kathleen said...

Absolutely stunning, hope you didn't get in a flap Jack making these, they certainly don't look oats so simple.


Kath x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Stunning and such a fun tag! Julie Ann xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely flipping brilliant tag Sam. So pretty.

Hugs, Sarn xxxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ooh, totally yummy, Sam! Love the beautiful background and your embellishments are fantastic - especially that gorgeous poinsettia. And thanks for using the micro beads - I always forget about them and they work so beautifully for the center of a flower A really gorgeous take on my #7 tag!


Bonnie said...

I was thinking this morning how fast Christmas is coming at us! Like a speeding train! I love your poinsettia and how clever to recycle your boxes!

Di said...

Really stunning tag Sam! I adore all the care and detail you put into making it - super stuff!

Hugs, Di xx

Irene said...

Absolutely stunning Sam, your attention to detail is amazing. I love your work.

scrappymo! said...

Great use of upcycling for your tag!!! I will have to remember that trick as I plan to join in on making these tags in 2014!

Yours is fabulous! I have read it over three times now trying to imprint on my memory all the various steps...hopefully i will remember some of them when I give the tag for January a try!

The text stamp on the poinsettia, the fringe at the bottom, the bronze shimmering colour, the micro beads in the flower center...these are some of the highlights to me!

Anonymous said...

Glorious mix of texture and amazing dimension achieved on this fabulous tag - I do so love it.
Festive Wishes

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gasp! Oh, Sam, this is brilliant! All those fantastic details! That poinsettia popped my eyes out!! And good for you to upcycle the boxes! Happy Holidays!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Petitt said...

Stunning, love every little thing, the texture must be marvellous as I want to reach out and stroke this. Beautiful tag xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! Gorgeous tag! Love the beautiful Poinsettia and all the details! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!