September 22, 2013

It's Tag Time

Hello friends and flowers of Artistic Outpost.  I am so happy to have you stopping by today!  I have a Christmas tag set to share with you today made with the new Artistic Outpost release Christmas Chalk.  If you haven't seen this new plate, you should check it out!  It's very versatile and will be great for Christmas crafting this year.  I chose to go the chalkboard route on most of the samples I made with it and really love that look.    
Here's a quick and easy little tag.  The tag base was cut with an old Sizzix tag die from white card stock.  I inked it with Vintage Photo DI, glued a piece of a book page to it, then ripped half of it off again.  I sponged it a bit more with Vintage Photo, laid the tag on top of a small round doily and then folded the edges up and glued them down onto the tag.  I stamped the TO/FROM stamp on a piece of white CS, cut with a Spellbinders die, did some first, second and third generation stamping with Jet Black archival ink, grunged it up a bit with Vintage Photo DI and added burlap and a rhinestone.  A bit of twine makes a tie for a package.
Next up, I cut a piece of kraft CS with the Ornamental die and stamped the ledger stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds with Picket Fence distress paint and doodled the edge with a white gel pen. The designer paper is from the It's Christmas Time collection from Maja Design which is absolutely fabulous.  I used the Tim Holtz ornament die and the Tattered Poinsettia die.  The snowflake was cut with a Stampin' Up decorative strip snowflake die.  The little snowman was stamped with Craft White on black CS and trimmed out.
Next I cut kraft CS with the Baroque die and black CS with the Mini Cabinet Card M&S die.   I created the chalkboard look on the black CS with a bit of white kraft ink on my finger.  Then I stamped with the white Kraft ink.  The holly was cut with the Festive Greenery decorative strip die from green kraft core and sanded.  
And the last one, just a quickie, cut with the ornament die from white CS and stamped with the ledger sheet again, this time in Coffee archival.  Plus I stamped the pine tree and holly leaves from Chirstmas Chalk.  I quickly finished it off with a few gold balls and a piece of knotted twine.   

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a great Sunday.

Designer:  Linda Coughlin


inkypinkycraft said...

these look great , have got the chalk set...may need these sometime soon, although have hayride on my list first! x

butterfly said...

These are completely wonderful, Linda! I love the muted vintage colour palette, gorgeous papers and layers - just gorgeous. That texty, burlapy, twiny, buttony poinsettia is sheer perfection!
Alison x

Yvonne Garner said...

Vintage beauties!

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful looking tags.