Friday, 1 November 2019

Masculine Christmas tag with gentlemen

Hello everyone, here I am with a tag that I made for the November challenge of the Country View Challenges. The lovely CraftyField will be your hostess, so she chose the theme: Hand stamped. It means a stamped image has to be the focal point of your project and you mustn't use digital stamping.

So I made a masculine Christmas tag.

And here is my background tutorial.

I stamped onto a 300gsm watercolour paper with one of the background stamps from the Perfect Plaids stamp set. I heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder. Then I started to ink with different greens (Mowed Lawns, Shabby Shutters).

Then I cut out a tag with the largest die of the Sizzix Framelits die set, Tag Collection.

Since the tag was larger than the stamped background I put extra inking to the bottom and the top. Then I inked the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo.

Then I was about to hide the lack of stamping on the bottom, so I added design tape stripes.

In the end, I glued my tag onto a few millimetres bigger brown tag. I distressed the edges of the brown tag, then I spattered my tag using Vintage Photo Spray Stain.

Then I adhered the stamped image, the die-cut text and the embellishments to the tag.

What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Perfect Plaids by Tim Holtz (CMS383)

Stampers Anonymous, Yuletide by Tim Holtz (CMS356)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Home For The Holidays by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Framelits die, Tag Collection by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Mirrored Stars

Idea-Ology, Loop Pins

Idea-Ology, Design Tape (Travel)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters)

Ranger embossing powder (Princess Gold)

Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Vintage Photo)


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  1. Stunning piece Monika! Before reading your step by step I assumed the background was paper but this is so much better! Lovely focal stamp too (the Yuletide set), I hadn't really noticed before but I like how you coloured it. xx

  2. A great tag Monika! Happy November! Corrie xx

  3. The gilded plaid makes a wonderful background, and I love your three festive fellows - beautifully coloured.
    Alison x

  4. Great tag Monika - the plaid looks really stunning - love it! Hugs rachel x

  5. Fabulous tag Monika. I love these gents.

  6. What a great tag Monika xx

  7. This is wonderful Monika, I love the plaid background, in fact I have some serious stash envy! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  8. This is a real stunner, dear Monika! I love the background and the gentlemen are so fun with their Santa hats.
    Have a lovely November!
    Big hugs Evelyn xx

  9. I am a HUGE fan of the Perfect Plaids set, and I had to come by and see up close how you did this. I love this embossed in Princess Gold (one of my favorite powders), and I love those merry gentlemen and all your details--great Christmas tag! Hugs!

  10. What a fabulous background and the plaid looks amazing. Wonderful tag and thank you for the inspiration. Thank you too for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment x.


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