All of these tags were made from one 8 1/2 x 11" piece of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper and I still have some left for a few more tags.
I sprayed the paper with water and Dylusion sprays - red, pink, and both greens, blotted and then sprayed again with the same colors (no water) and dried. Then I flipped the paper over and sprayed with water and the sprays but using less of the sprays to keep things lighter.
Next I chose some Spellbinder dies ( scalloped ovals lg, 2010 heirloom ornaments, nested poinsettias, labels twenty), picked some of the new Christmas stamps from Quietfire Design and started stamping (Archival ink jet black) and die cutting. Then I chose to make a couple that were just rectangle in shape (no die used).
The lines and dots were done with a black pen and a white pen.
The added color on the Christmas tree and the red dots around the edge were done with a water brush and Dylusion spray inks. Gold was added to the star at the top using a Sharpie gold paint marker - waterbased.
The flowers along the bottom of the Noel tag are done using a Dylusion stencil and Distress ink barn door.
When I stamped the peace on earth image, as I picking up the stamp block I slipped a bit and got a double image at the top of the tree. It actually didn't look bad, seemed to just blend in with the scrollwork, except for the star at the top, so I left it and drew over the star with the white pen.
The ribbon on the tags is the 7mm white silk ribbon available from Quietfire Design colored with Distress stains.
You can add more variation to the background by flicking on a little water, blotting it and drying. I did this on the Blessings tag.
I added highlights to the star below with a silver Sharpie paint marker and with the white pen.
On the backs of the tags I just wrote To: and From:. You could even leave them blank and write a special note when you know which package you are going to put them on.
The tags are quick to make!!!
And now onto the winner (on my blog) of the Quietfire Christmas Blog Hop - Kindling Your Creativity. The random number generator chose..........................
Congratulations, Carolyn!!!! You need to email Suzanne with your complete address.
To see all the winners from the hop and find Suzanne's email address visit the Quietfire Style Blog HERE.