November 12, 2013

No peeking!

Hello all - lovely that you could stop by.  I'm here with the simplest of Christmas tags today, in my Christmas neutrals mode, and it's all about the stamps.
I used a manila tag which had been stained in a tea and coffee mixture, and added the sweet boy and girl from the Sleigh Ride set.  I think they're just finishing off their Christmas shopping.
I used the snowflakes from the same set and stamped some of them first in Coffee Archival.
Next it was out with the Versamark, and some Vanilla White Wow embossing powder over that for glossy dimensional snowflakes.  A bit of extra inking makes them pop a little more.
The adorable "25th", the "To:/From:" labels, and the little "no peeking" warning are both from the Christmas Chalk plate... With tags like this on the parcels, hopefully nobody will dare open them before the proper time!
A little bit of paper ribbon adorns the top of the tag, splayed out for extra dimension.
All done... how's that for a speedy Christmas make as the sands of time trickle away?!

Do remember to come and share your Artistic Outpost creations with us in the Referral Program here at AO.  As long as you've used at least one Artistic Outpost stamp, you'll qualify for the prize draw at the end of the month, and you might get picked as one of our Top Three.  Hope to see you there and thank you so much for stopping by today.

Designer: Alison Bomber

18 comments:

toni said...

Love your festive neutrals Alison, gorgeous vintage tag x

Rita said...

What a beautiful old fashioned tag Alison. I love the sepia colouring. Looks so special. Hugs Rita xxx

Deborah said...

Beautiful! Would make even the most basic of presents look so special.

craftytrog said...

Love those neutral shades! Great tag Alison! xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such a sweet tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Hettie said...

Gorgeous tag there Alison. Love it. You just reminded me to chase my stamps again!
Hugs
xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Precious!!! I love this. What a wonderful vintage tag for a gift. -- Mary Elizabeth

Dorthe said...

A lovely tag, in neutrals ,which I alwayes find beautiful Alison,- the white snowflakes highligt it wonderfully.
xo, Dorthe

Terry said...

Lovely neutral Christmas card with such a fabulous vintage feel! Love this, Alison!

Kelly_Deal said...

Super cute tag!

Julie Ann Lee said...

What an adorable little couple! I wonder what they've been buying? These are so simple and effective! I am going to try some tea dying of tags, as it looks so lovely and vintage, especially with the white embossing! Julie Ann xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Quick van be gorgeous as you have just proven here! Those lovely vintage neutral tones always do it for me!

cathylynn said...

Gee Alison it says no peeking and why is it we can't wait to see???Me included! Your tag is lovely and you used great vintage colors.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

May said...

Beautiful neutral background & fabulous stamps... Love it....Hugs May x x x

Chris Warner said...

Fabulous, looks very authentic. Chris xxx

Dianne said...

GORGEOUSSSSS...

Annie said...

Love this Alison x a stunning tag great Christmas image x
TFS Annie x

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous tag, truly traditional :-) Kezzy xxx