Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Joy To You

I have been trying to play along with Linda in her 12 Tags of Christmas.  I am three tags behind. I finished up one this morning based on her beautiful week #7 tag.  Her challenge is sponsored by her store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

 I was inspired by Linda's background on her tag and set about trying to recreate the effect.


 I painted white cardstock with a coat of gold distress paint.  I added a touch of bronze metallic distress stain.  After that had dried I stamped the HeroArts Snowflake using Versamark randomly over the background.  I heat embossed the snowflakes with Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder.

I then wanted them to stand out so I smeared StazOn Brown Ink over the snowflakes and background.

 A close-up of the snowflakes:
 It is difficult to show how beautiful the effect is.  There is a glisten to the snowflakes because the embossing powder has glitter built in. 

The reindeer was cut from white cardstock and painted with the same gold paint.  I stamped over the deer with a Hero Arts script and embossed with brown embossing powder.  I gave him a wreath of bells. 

Have a wonderful day!



  1. How beautiful Suzz! Love all the metallic finishes. I bet those snowflakes are fabulous in real life. They are wonderful in the pics. The tone on tone combination really makes this tag!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Love it! -- Mary Elizabeth

  2. This looks amazing but I'm sure it's even better in real life!


  3. Hi Suzi...this is just Gorgeous!! WOW!!

  4. Love your background, Suzz, and TFS how you did it too. Hope I can do it too! Love your beautiful deer too! What a really gorgeous tag. Would also make a great card!~!! Love those bells too!

  5. Breathtaking, Sue - love the text on your deer!

  6. Even in the photo those snowflakes look beautiful Sue so I can imagine they are quite breathtaking irl. I love the stamped script on the reindeer too. Who would think brown could look so beautiful!

    Lesley Xx

  7. This tag looks gorgeous. Love the color and the background. Thanks for showing Anneke.

  8. That's amazing, love your take on Linda's tag. Great colors.

  9. Wow, wow, wow, this is absolutely STUNNING!!!! I love how your background has turned out, the whole tag looks fantastic!!

  10. Seriously sensational background here, Sue! Love how that snowflake stamp looks embossed. And the reindeer is fantastic the way you have stamped the text on her. The jingle bells are the perfect finishing touch. So glad you are still hanging in with me all the way through week #7!



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