Phew – what a weekend! I managed to spend some time in my craft room trying to get things organized (I’m still dealing with the leftovers of the move…). This weekend I wound up with an “extra hour” to do stuff and I managed to bake a pie (apple and cranberry with from-scratch pastry), make a pumpkin-pecan quick bread, go for a long run, and a tag! Okay, so that was a bit more than a hour but the extra hour helped.
Tag #3 for Linda’s 12 Tags of Christmas 2017 involved a whole lot of two colors – red and white. There is still time for you to join in on the fun so long as you play by the rules. The challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I was inspired by Linda’s two tone tag and it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do. At first I thought about something with candy cane but that just wasn’t working for me today. So I focused on something a little more vintage.
I started with covering a manila tag with the BARC adhesive wood (birch). I then covered with some Dina Wakley White Gesso. While that was drying, I cut a piece of the red/white floral paper from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash (Christmas) and folded my cone. I stuff the cone with some extra paper packaging that I had. The internal part of the cone was covered in a piece of Bazzill paper (Pomegranate Splash) so cover the pattern on the backside of the Tim Holtz Paper. I edged the paper of the cone with a Tim Holtz pen (Festive Berries).
Next, I cut out some Tim Holtz Mini Holiday Greens with the Tim Holtz Substrate Sheets (white). I wanted a bit more thickness so the greens die cuts so I decided to use the substrate sheets. I left it white because it has a nice, crisp look. I also used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Tatterned Poinsettia die to cut out the poinsettia from the deep red glitter paper (it was a left over piece and I have no idea where I got it or who makes it).
When I put everything together, I found a piece of leftover felt from another project and used that for the edge. I think I die cut the felt with a nesting flowers die cut. I put the greens along the back of the cone, put my poinsettia together, and used a Tim Holtz pearl and Prills (Minnie Pearl) for the center. I added 3 mini buttons to the outside of the cone from Just Another Button Company (Sprinkle Pack – Apple).
On the tag, I used Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Archival Ink to soften the edges of the tag, for the crinkle ribbon, and the stamp. I was a bit bummed that the tag wasn’t a bit more red on the edges than pink but I was happy to see the texture of the wood come through with the ink. The stamped image came from the Tim Holtz Holiday Drawings #284.
I put everything together and decided to add some of the Tim Holtz Beaded Berries.
I turned out to be a bit difficult to limit myself to only two colors but I think I managed. Barely. I had to fight the urge to add more color.
I hope everyone has a lovely week. Here’s hoping I get tag #4 done soon!