This week, over at the Tag Tuesday Challenge the theme is 'winter'. No other instructions, just make a tag that speaks of winter. So I opened up Picasa and started looking through my folder of vintage greeting card images and found this beauty. It had a greeting and Santa in a sleigh across the top, but I edited that out and enhanced the sky and smoke, and had a lovely winter scene. Then I got online - looking for a winter quote or verse, and found one that I really liked a lot. Well, enough about how the tag came about, here is my take on the challenge . . .
And here are the details . . .
- Base cardstock is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) Textured Cardstock Stack - Brights
- Patterned Paper on back side is from an old DCWV 'Ultimate' Stack
- Ribbon, eyelets and lace from my stash
- Small snowflakes are from Hobby Lobby, after Christmas sale in the section where they have decorations for small tabletop trees
- Stickles: Silver is outlining the tag, Icicles is on the blue snowflakes on outer edges of image, Crystal is used on the rooflines and trees, and Tim Holtz Distress Stickles 'Picket Fence' is used on the smoke rising from the chimneys
(Back side of tag - there is a 3rd piece of plain cardstock sandwiched between the front and
back for extra stability.)
Tips, Tools and Techniques:
- Shape of tag was cut on Cricut Expression using Winter Woodland cartridge,
using Tag feature. I cut three different 'copies', one in the dark blue cardstock, one in the blue patterned paper, and a third from plain cardstock, and 'laminated' them for extra strength.
- Snowflakes are hanging from oval jump rings, placed through three eyelets on the bottom of the tag. The eyelets will keep the jump rings from pulling through the cardstock over time.
- Image and sentiment printed on inkjet printer.
Be Joyful Always! Becky