Tuesday 8 November 2016

25 Tags of Christmas ....

... Hi, good morning! We're on Day 8 of Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge. Today Uniko is the sponsoring the challenge. I was going to make one tag, but ended up making six!!!  I should warn you all that there are lots of photos. I'll start with the first set I made:

Star Tags - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Simply Said Christmas, Simply Said, Simply Said II, Essentially Christmas
Inks: Versamark; Kaleidacolor - Blue Breeze, Fresh Greens, Desert Heat; Delicata - Silvery Shimmer
Dies: Waltzingmouse - Stitched Tag
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Ribbons; Silver Embossing Powder; Zig Brush Pens; Wink of Stella - Clear

I used my favourite tag die set to cut the tags. The dies were made by Waltzingmouse Stamps and are now discontinued, but I do like that you can cut three different size tags. Here's a close up of each of the tags:

On each tag I stamped the sentiment, tree and some stars with Versamark and heat embossed with silver powder. I added extra stars using Kaleidacolor and silver inks. I finished the tags by adding some ribbon.

I was having such fun making the tags, that I decided to make another set. This time I created layered tags with watercolour card as the bottom layer and vellum for the top:

Poinsettia Set - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Pure Florals Poinsettia, Simply Said Christmas
Inks: Versamark
Dies: Waltzingmouse - Stitched Tags
Accessories: Tim Holtz Watercolour Card; Vellum; White & Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder; Zig Brush Pens; Wink of Stella - Clear; Ribbons

I used the dies to cut the watercolour card and vellum. I laid out the cut tags in my MISTI stamper and stamped the large poinsettia in Versamark and heat embossed it with white powder. Then I put the vellum tags in the same layout and stamped the image again and this time embossed with Gold Tinsel powder. I embossed sentiments on each tag using gold powder. I used my Zig brush pens to water colour the flowers - I love the effect you get with this technique. I put the layers together, added ribbon and finished off each flowers with some clear Wink of Stella on the vellum to give some shimmer.

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags goes on throughout November and there are lots of opportunities to win prizes by commenting along the way and/or by participating and creating a tag and linking up - full details at Tracey's Blog.

Don't forget to visit Tracey's blog and see what the rest of my Uniko team mates have created - they are all just fabulous! Have fun!



Beverley said...

Wow! What an amazing collection of tags. You've showcased Uniko amazingly and loving the two different styles. I think my favourite are the poinsettia vellum tags, soft delicate and stunning. Hugs Bev x

Arianna Barbara said...

Lovely tags!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Gorgeous tag! I love the colors and the sweet design!

I Card Everyone said...

Deborah I've just had the most wonderful fun memory of my drive to borrow your wonderful Uniko stamps! I may have to have a return engagement... those poinsettia, and that delicious vellum, would love to live here!!! Gorgeous creations!!!
=] Michele

NanW said...

Beautiful set of tags. I love the poinsettia on vellum.

Crafting with Jeanne said...

Hi Deborah, I like your Christmas Tree tags, but I LOVE your poinsettia and vellum tags. They are super pretty!

Lindsey said...

Love your tags! I took inspiration from your tree tags, but I really love your vellum tags, too!

Lindsey said...

Wow you have been on a roll! Lovely colours. MY faves are the layered vellum poinsettia tags - beautiful x

Marianne said...

Oh wow, I so agree with Jeanne's comment above. Your first trio of tags is fun (who would have thought orange would look so lovely for Christmas), but your poinsettia tags are stunning.

ionabunny said...

Ooh, love the poinsettias with the vellum overlay. Beautiful. Hugz

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the embossing on the vellum.
The layering with the flowers is
Can't forget the other set of tags -
they are darling too.
thanks for sharing.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Looks like you're all wrapped up with your Christmas tags here Debs! An absolutely stunning collection and I'm literally swooning over that vellum overlay set. So sophisticated and perfect. Great choice of colours too. x

Berina RGA said...

Wow!!The poinsettia tags very beautiful!! Love the gold embossing and the vellum overlay with watercoloring!! Just wonderful!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Super cute tags!

Super Stick Chick said...

All of your tags are fabulous. Love the starry backgrounds and beautiful flowers with vellum.

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