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and we are giving away gift certificates and discount coupons - good stuff! You can find all the challenge details in my Week #1 post.
This week's tag was constructed on a jumbo manila tag that we sell at the Boutique. I use this style tag for all of my tags. I layered on design paper from the Tim Holtz Mini Stash Tidings (sorry, it's out of stock) and white embossed snowflakes from the Mini Weathered Winter stamp set.
I distressed the edges with my fingernail and Walnut Stain DI and did some stitching with my sewing machine. I cut a doily fro the same paper with the Circle Delight Spellbinders die. The sentiment is from Mini Doodle Greetings stamped with Glacier White ink on black CS and fussy cut. The snowflake is chipboard cut with the Stacked Snowflake die. I didn't have any white crackle paste so I painted the snowflakes white with Picket Fence distress paint and coated them with Prima Clear Crackle Paste. I let it dry overnight because I slathered it on pretty thick. I weathered the edges with Walnut Stain DI. The tag was topped off with a scrap of crocheted lace that I found a couple of years ago at a second hand shop. I cut a chuck off and adhered it to the top along with a scrap of ribbon, some baker's twine and a button.
I thought it still needed some bit of something and decided to use the same sentiment stamp and cut out bits to use as embellishments. I even cut the snowflake from the top and used it to top off my stacked snowflake.
I struggled with getting going on my tag this week. I had one half done and even though I was liking it, I felt it was too similar to one I had done earlier this year. I've been wanting to use some of the new Idea-ology Mini Stash paper. and used that to get started. This is different from anything I have made so far this year and it served to get my creativity going I really love the way it came out. It's sort of a throwback style for me and I very much enjoyed making it.
I can't wait to see what you all will make based on this week's inspiration. Thank you so much for all the visits and comments. And a special thanks to those of you who are playing along!
These products were used to make the above tag. They can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below list.