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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Santa Claus

I just realized how many tags I have been making. :)  I think because I keep getting behind on Linda's 12 tags of Christmas and then I create a bunch to catch up.  Week #8 has a fun technique that I couldn't wait to try.  Linda's challenge has fun prized provided  by her store The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I started with stamping a starry background with versamark on white cardstock.  I heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder.

I then smeared Ranger Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers over the surface to show off my resist.  Tammy's technique then calls for covering it in White paint to show off the resist.  Which at this point I realized oops I was supposed to put color down first and then resist.  So I decided to do a double resist. :)  This is the stamping gymnastics of a double resist into a full out landing.

I stamped the script using versamark over the peacock resist background.  I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  (Tip: make sure you heat set your dye ink so it is completely dry as to not pick up any embossing powder in areas you don't want it to.)

Now I could use the white acrylic paint smeared over the surface to show up the script.  I was really pleased with how this turned out.

I loved Linda's sweet Santa on her tag and I just purchased this Paper Artsy Santa and was happy to ink him up and put him on my tag:

I stamped the Santa on tissue paper using black archival ink. I then cut him out and attached him to my surface.  I stamped the sentiment in on the vellum and attached that.  I wanted a hint of pink so I found some pink shimmer snowflakes to accent.

Happy Tuesday!

Suzz

7 comments:

  1. I love every little detail Suzz! Gorgeous!

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  2. This is fantastic and all the details come together perfectly! I love tags and love to see all this creativity!

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  3. Gorgeous tag art, Suzz! I looove it!! :)

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  4. An amazing tag with great elements. Fantastic snowflakes.

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  5. Stunning love your colours so very much

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  6. what a beautiful background. The colours are just delightful and isn't that Santa just awesome. Lovely tag

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  7. This is really super, Suzanne! Your background turned out sensational and your new Santa stamp is a really terrific stamp. Love the way you stamped him on tissue paper - the image came out perfect! I really like the combination of the Peacock Feathers and your hint of pink. Love the tinsel tie too!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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