Nov 15, 2017

Christmas Carolers and Candycane Stripes 12 Tags

Hi sweet friends!  I'm back today with a couple more tags made for the Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.  These tags are so very Christmas with the traditional colors and imagery and I'm loving it!  I absolutely loved Linda's Tag 3.  I was inspired by everything she did, particularly the candycane stripe and crepe fringe.

I decided to do a partial stenciling of the candycane.  I taped my stencil onto half of my tag, then tapped with my Versamark pad and embossed with red EP.

I was happy to use some of Tim's new glitter tape to cover the seam.

I embossed the open side of my tag with the Tim Holtz Tiny Dots EF.  Since it didn't go all the way down, I used the new Christmas Quote Chip to cover the bottom half and mixed the text with a Metallic Holiday Small Talk sentiment to complete the phrase.

I carefully crinkled the crepe fringe and glued it to the bottom.  The snowflake was die cut from glitterstock and glued to a second cut from watercolor paper to make a hefty embellishment.  I added some twine and a tiny bell for my topper.

I truly love the bright crispness of this tag and all of the fun elements put together.  

Tag 4 was the tag that was hardest for me.  I was so happy to have the Victorian Carolers die, but I couldn't decide on a background.  I really wanted to bring green into my tag color mix...  In the end (after making three inky backgrounds that didn't work out...) I opted for Tim's holiday paper from 2016.  I just love the plaid!  Once I decided on that, the rest worked out easily.

I stamped this very old, but oh so wonderful hymn stamp onto inky paper and curled the distressed edges.  I cut my carolers from chipboard and sanded the edges.

I embossed the wish die in red and made a second cut from black for a shadow.  I used one of my failed backgrounds to cut the greenery.  I cut a tag from the paper pad and stamped a postage stamp onto it and tucked it beneath my layers.  I added a green bow to get my fix and some twine holding a Christmas Typepad Token charm.

I've told you before, but playing along with this challenges is one of my favorite things to do to get in the Christmas spirit.  I hope you'll play along and be in the run for one $50 grand prize gift certificate or two runner up prizes of $25 gift certificates to The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  There you will find these and other incredible Christmas craft products to set your spirits bright!

View all of my 12 Tags of Christmas HERE.

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Lisa said...

These are both so gorgeous, Autumn!! I love the details of both!! The fringe along the bottom of the first one is amazing!! I love the plaid background on the second one!! So beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A delightful duo Autumn, you really do know how to put a spring in ones step when it comes to Christmas Tags. Your layering techniques always look so neat and tidy making everything look so magical. Thank you for sharing.. BIG Hugs Tracey xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous tags and love how you've put them together. Love the red and white colour combination and how you used the stencil on the background. Fabulous Christmas tags and thank you for the fabulous inspiration x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful tags Autumn, very stylish. Thanks for sharing these with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

Annie said...

Your tags are simply stunning Autumn xx I love the wonderful colours and of course that lovely traditional Christmas feel

TFS and sending best wishes and hugs to you
Annie xx

Borqna said...

Beautiful tags, bravo Autumn! Lovely design too!
Thank you very much for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges!
Good luck!

Josephine said...

Two beautiful tags - they're gifts in themselves!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Diane said...

I love, love tags and these are so gorgeous!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Jackie PN said...

Your tags are absolutely fabulous!!
Autumn, your skills and creativeness never cease to amaze me,my friend! These tags just holler out-festive!! Well done!
I hope to create some myself soon, and will be referring back to your techniques!

Darlene said...

WOW! What beautiful tags Autumn! You are such an inspiration! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘SNOW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! These are both stunning! I love the red, silver & white colour combo - very classy and I adore your vintage tag!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful tags Autumn! Love all the shimmery details on the first and the fun and festive papers on the second!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful tags. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Both your tags are stunning Autumn! I love the sparkly snow flake and the red fringe on the first one and the plaid background on the second tag is just gorgeous!! So pleased to see you're playing along at Crafty Cardmakers .. good luck!! Have a wonderful day!! xx

ike said...

WoWza ! Fantastic tags. I love the stencil embossing... so cool. :-)
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Helen Wallace said...

Bright, festive and oh so cheery. It's beginning to look like I'm so far behind in my Christmas creating!!!
Always inspiring to pop in here though.

Leslie Miller said...

This is what stamping and paper crafting is all about. Incredible! Ohhh, those carolers! The "wish" die is perfect with them, but that's hardly enough to say about the beauty of your tags.

Rae Ann said...

Love both of these! The mix of textures on the first is awesome and the dimension on the second is so great,

Thank you for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Winter challenge.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ooh, more red - I'm in heaven here :) Great work again Autumn. You always have so many wonderful details. Besides all the red on #3, I really like the crisp black and white of the twine. And the plaid on #4 is absolutely wonderful. The bright red WISH is perfect, especially like the shadow of black behind it. Great to have you back with me for #3 and #4!


Maikreations said...

Awesome set of tags - wouldn't be able to decide which one I liked better because they both so lovely and your eye for detail and composition really shows! Thank you for sharing your "Anything but a card" creation with us at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a great day and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

butterfly said...

Two more great tags - I love the rich plaid for the carollers - that should keep them warm while they're out there singing for their supper!
Alison x

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