12 Tags of Christmas #9 – Funkie Junkie Style

Happy December to everyone! Today I’m sharing with you the #9 tag I make for the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas. I was able to work on it for a little bit this weekend in between the list of things to do that felt like it was well more than a mile long. It was good to take a smidge of time and play in my craft room after a full weekend of putting the final touches on the Christmas decorations, doing some Christmas shopping, prepping for my work week, and baking British Christmas cake.

So, week #9 in the Funkie Junkie Christmas tag challenge and I’m only a little over a week behind! Thankfully the challenge is still open to anyone who wants to join and can get completely caught up! The rules for the challenge can be found on Linda’s blog. The challenge is generously sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I was inspired by Linda’s tag to grab my Emerald Creek Allure Powders that I bought at the Funkie Junkie Boutique and use it. I was intrigued by the granite look on the deer on her tag and figured I would grab one of the powders and work with it. I was also inspired to use snow.

So, I went to my embossing powders bin and grabbed the first Emerald Creek one I saw – Weathered Wood. Not sure what it would look or do I covered a whole tag with it. The finished look reminded me less of wood and more of a composite-type shingle. Either way I decided to stay with it as the background because there were interesting colors and look of texture. I found my falling snow stencil and used some Texture Paste for the snow.

I went to my die cuts and started going through them looking for one that peaked my interest for the tag. I almost went with a sled until I stumbled on the Berry Branch die cut from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I then went searching through my stamps and found the cardinal from Hero Arts. I stamped the cardinal using Altenew Crisp Inks (Jet Black, Red Velvet, Crimson, and Grapevine). I used Rose Gold Stickles on the branch die cuts.

In then decided everything was a bit brown and something else was needed to help the cardinal pop a bit. I added some berries and leaves from the Prima. I finished the tag off with a die cut from the Tim Holtz Retro Christmas set. I used some Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the crinkle ribbon, a loop pin, and a “merry” typed token from Tim Holtz Idea-ology.

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I hope you enjoy today’s tag. And, hopefully, I will get tag #10 done and #11 before Linda posts #12! I hope everyone has a lovely, safe week.

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5 Responses

#1 wendy said...
07-Dec-17 3:59 AM

I love your layers on this tag and adding those leaves really did make the cardinal pop, which he is gorgeous by the way.

#2 Sara Emily Barker said...
09-Dec-17 6:05 AM

I love how that background turned out! I don't think I have that embossing powder, but you made me add it to my wish list! It really makes those colors pop! Love this color scheme and your beautiful details! Merry Christmas! Sara Emily

#3 Autumn said...
13-Dec-17 10:47 AM

Yes, it does look like a shingle, but only because you said so! :) I love the added snowfall and to me it is like an alluring night sky! A great bird image to make it pop just right! Hugs, Autumn

#4 Linda, the funkie junkie said...
23-Dec-17 8:59 AM

I don't think Weathered Wood is a good description of this embossing powder. I used it once and was disappointed in the effect. It worked out great for creating a snowy background for this tag though. Love the pink cardinal and all that beautiful greenery. Another great tag for the challenge!

Hugs, Linda

#5 Linda, the funkie junkie said...
23-Dec-17 9:07 AM

Ooh, the mixed media background is awesome, Kate! I love the colors, texture and the worn look of the text. The recycled canvas deer is wonderful too. The DH and I are heading to NYC for Christmas. Was hoping for snow, but it doesn't look like its going to happen. Hope you have a blessed white Christmas!

Hugs, Linda