Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Oh Christmas Tag

The current Technique Junkies Challenge is to make a Christmas Tag.   I love Christmas Tags ... and I love turning them into cards.  Remember, you can use my Discount Code TJ10Stephanie at Check-Out for 10% off you Technique Junkies order.

I started with a Kraft Tag, the A Colorful Life Rough Edge Circlezz Stencil, and my MISTI.

I  love using my MISTI for stenciling ... everything stays where I want it to and clean-up on my MISTI mousepad is super-easy.

I applied some temporary adhesive to the tag to hold it in place, since I specifically wanted to position it where one of the circles was over the circle at the top of the tag.

I combined Evergreen Bough and Mowed Grass Distress Inks to create my tag background using my favorite Make-Up Brush (it seriously change my ink-blending life).

Once I finished my tag, I stamped A Very Merry Christmas on another Kraft Tag (it was actually the back side of the first tag I tried to stencil with Distress Oxide Ink that turned out paler than I wanted ... so I recycled).

Once I put my tag together, I realized I had managed to cover-up most of my stenciling, so I used the same inks and Rough Edge Circlezz Stencil and a lighter Kraft Cardstock to create my background.

I love that with my MISTI, I can peek as I go along to see that I'm getting the variation in color that I was hoping to achieve.

I assembled my tag/card using flowers from Little Birdie and a coordinating card base.

Remember, if you join the Technique Junkies Holiday Tag Challenge you have a chance to win a $25.00  Gift Certificate to the Technque Junkies Store.