Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Funkie Junkie Twelve Tags

Linda is hosting a twelve tags challenge over on her blog sponsored by her boutique The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I have been delinquent in playing along with her fabulous tags so today I have 3 tags to share for her first three weeks.

Tag 1 inspired by her beautiful tag #1

 Linda's tag showcases the beautiful blackboard stamps from AO.  I decided to use a scrap I had of blackboard cardstock. I stamped Stampendous flowers and berries using versamark and heat embossed using Ivory embossing powder. I pulled a sentiment from Penny Black for the sentiment. .  I then tied multiple ribbons on the top in coordinating colors. I smeared chalk over the embossed areas to add a hint of color.  I added a touch of pink stickles on the berries to add texture.

Tag 2 inspired by her lovely tag #2:

 I loved the soft golden hues on tag two and three so I created the backgrounds of my tags by using a Gold stain over the white cardstock. I then added a layer of Lustre (Gold) over the stained background.  I then added a touch of bronze paint stains.   I dug through my die cut stars and deer and heat embossed them using Aged Gold Embossing Enamel (Stampendous).  I repeated until there was a nice thick coat of embossing and then stamped with a swirl stamp from Hero Arts and script from Stampers Anonymous on the stars.  The background is stamped with stamps from Artistic Outpost.

Tag 3 inspired by her golden tag #3

This one I started with the gold embossing paste on the stars but decided to use the Santa and when I added him I wanted to emboss him with black embossing powder which then attached to the gold stars so everything went black embossing powder. :)  I added a sentiment form AO new plate Christmas Chalk.  I wasn't happy with the end result. I do like the striking black with the gold background.  I will have to redo it in the future using some of the elements.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Wow, these are beautiful! I love all of them, but especially like the chalk rubbed over the embossing in the first one and the bright pop of pink in the ribbon, and the second one is just downright GORGEOUS! All your distressing is perfection!

  2. Beautiful tags!! That golden deer is gorgeous!

  3. Loving' the golden deer though they are all lovely :-)


  4. wow - i love your tags!!!! are so beautiful!

  5. I love your tags - everyone is a gem!

  6. They are all gorgeous, but I especially love the subtle coloring on the first tag! Great inspiration for Christmas and I'm working on Christmas cards in between making a ton of birthday cards for friends and family, who all seem to have fall birthdays.

  7. all of these are delightful Suzz. Each very special in it's own way. I do like the middle one. That is a gorgeous deer.

  8. These are beautiful! I love that deer. Very pretty technique!

  9. stunning tags Sue. love the middle one with the deer.

  10. Holy moly, these are all completely stunning (not a word I use lightly!). Your #1 chalkboard style is fabulous - love the way you added the chalked color to the white stamping! And I have to say #3 is my absolute favorite. I chuckled when I read you weren't happy with it because it immediately blew me away. I love the effect of the black and gold and the areas that look worn. Super super work on the first three tags - SO happy that you are playing along with us this year!


  11. Wow, all of your tags are amazing, fantastic work.

  12. Beautiful tag. Love your reindeer.

    I have made it as far as the first I am so behind.

    Happy Crafting

  13. Three gorgeous festive tags Suzz!
    Alison x

  14. Beautiful tags! I love the black embossing on the 3 rd tag!


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