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Here is my tag #12. I started with my normal jumbo manila tag. I like the jumbo tags because it gives me a nice big canvas for my projects. I inked up my Wendy Vecchi Text stamp with Jet Black Archival and very lightly stamped random bits around the tag. I embossed the evergreen sprig with Ranger's Weathered White embossing powder in several places. Then it was time for color. Pine Needles and a little Mown Grass DI were blended onto the tag using the Mini Ink Blending Tool. A little spritz and flick action with water and Tim Holtz's Distress Spray Bottle gave the ink a distressed look which was added to by inking the edges with Walnut Stain. Then, using the Spatter Brush, Picket Fence dots were added to look like snow.
I decided to make a pocket for my tag. Taking another manila tag, I slathered it with gesso, let it dry and then inked the entire surface with Walnut Stain DI. I cut off the piece I needed and cut a fancy opening using one of the labels dies from the Labels Thinlits set. It's an oval die and by laying it half way over the top of the pocket, I cut a pretty opening. I also gold foiled the edges using a glue stick for adhesive and Prima foil - love that effect! Once the tag piece was finished, it was glued to the tag. Several pieces of "greenery" were cut with both the Holiday Greens and Mini Holiday Greens sets and tucked into the pocked. A sentiment was stamped on it and a small piece of ephemera was tucked into the pocket. It still needed a bit to look finished so I added a couple of foil snowflakes from the Idea-ology Gilded Christmastime rub ons and clipped on another small bit of ephemera. The 'Noel' was cut with the Vintage Tidings Thinlits and the tag was topped off with a twine bow and a couple of silver charms that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Now it's over to you. Can't wait to see what you make for Week #12. Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments and gorgeous eye candy that have been contributed to this challenge. I'll be around to finish visiting all the entries this week.
The products below were used to make this tag. They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% below list.