So many fun events in Blogland for the holidays. One of them is 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at Ellen Hutson's Blog. Still trying to get Christmas cards signed & mailed, but I have made a couple tags. The Day 1 challenge is 3D Die Cuts. Jennifer McGuire's tags totally inspired me as I had several CAS-ual Fridays die cut bells on my table & had been debating whether or not to try the technique.
I brushed 4 of them with a white metallic watercolor & attached the beautiful pinkish purple glitter Washi tape which definitely makes this a feminine tag! I followed Jennifer's tutorial--fun & easy technique. I used crochet thread through the holes at the top of the bells to give a finished look. The Poppystamps Tunnel Tag was die cut from gray textured cardstock. I stamped the AJVD sentiment on a white cardstock scrap, ran it through with the die & glued it on below the bells. I'm also entering DRU (Sentiment: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas), HLS Christmas Challenge, SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday.
My next tag was inspired by Julie's felt tree tag for the Day 3 Challenge: Naturally Neutral. I love her color combo of kraft, white & black, so that's what I used. However, I switched it around to a white tag & a kraft tree.
The tag is made with AJVD Polka Dot Backdrop Rectangle & the tree is Impression Obsession. The embellishments are a wooden star covered with Pale Gold Nuvo drops & little pearls also done with the drops. It was a bit tricky using the drops on felt.
I attached the kraft felt tree to one cut from white cardstock, slightly offset to hint at snow. The sentiment is AJVD & I added little dots of Frosted Lace Stickles. For an extra feminine touch I used some beautiful lace across the bottom before adding the black & white twine. I'll probably turn this one into a card--really love how it turned out. I'm also entering DRU (Silent Night), HLS Christmas Challenge, SSS Wednesday, Die Cut Divas & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.