For my tag - I am trying to get inspired with making Christmas cards, winter-themed cards because it is getting that time of year! I also thought - I was also inspired by those that have a birthday this time of year (myself included - Dec 3rd)!! - so I thought - how 'bout making a winter-themed birthday tag!! So - I actually started this tag before I knew what this challenge was all about. I received in my latest Simon Says Stamp order some of the new Seasonal Distress Stains! One word - L.O.V.E.!! I am slowly getting into using these different products that are out of my element, and I am having fun inking up my fingers more than normal!! hehe!
I first stamped and heat-embossed with silver embossing powder on my manila tag, my Hello, Doily stamp from SU! - such a beautiful image! Then, I used my Ranger Craft Sheet to start the inking process. I took Peacock Feathers ( my favorite!), Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves Distress Stains and mixed all those colors together - this turned out so much better than I thought it would. My favorite technique is the emboss resist technique - so much fun and such great results. I stamped out my polar bear from Critters in the Snow in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and then some light Copic coloring to give my bear "some" color. I then stamped out a party hat from Hats off to you, and used some fun washi tape on a scrap piece of card stock and then stamped the same party hat image with Black Staz On Ink since I was stamping on a slick surface like the washi tape. Then I cut out my hat and paper pieced it onto my polar bear. I stamped out some snow flakes with Colorbox Frost Pigment Ink to give more dimension to my tag.
For my sentiment - I wanted to make a custom sentiment - so I used both Quinn's and Harold's ABC's to make my sentiment - " Have a COOL Birthday!". I die cut out my sentiment using some Spellbinders dies (sorry I forget the name of these). I wanted a mat for my white piece - so I traced around the same die and made a nice fitting mat. The teal card stock was left over from one of the card kits from Simon Says Stamp. To finish things off - I added some StarDust Stickles to my "Cool" part of the sentiment, and Black Diamond Stickles to the top of the party hat. Added some ribbons to my tag and I was finished. Here is a closer look of some of the details
I always enjoy participating in this challenges - they extend my creativity so much!! To my USA followers - Happy Thanksgiving!!! Make you travel safe and enjoy the time with family and friends!!