Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Simon Says: Stamp and Show..... A Tag

No CCC this week....Linda has decided that through the holidays, all challenges will be for a two week duration.  (Click here if you need to be reminded of the current challenge).

Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, we're to show everyone a tag.  My entry is kind of a warm up for Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas scrapaganza, which starts tomorrow (be still my heart!)

And here it is:



I began by copying  borrowing  Wendy's technique for creating a plaid with ink and tissue tape.  Except, being frugal, I didn't want to waste any of my tissue tape and used painter's tape instead.  Shabby Shutters and Barn Door were the inks I used. 
Then I ran the tag through my Big Kick in Tim's Sheet Music embossing folder, and highlighted the raised areas with Pine Needles.
The trees on the left, in the background are from the Stampin' Up set, Lovely As A Tree (one of my all time favorites), and Pine Needles was used there as well.
The lighter colored (Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint) trees in the foreground were made with Tim's Tall Pines embossing folder, and cut out.  The snow was done with white Liquid Pearls.
Santa is from Tim's seasonal paper stack, and he's blinged out a bit with Forest Moss and Barn Door stickles.
On the bottom.....I covered paper with Christmas tissue tape, then cut it with Tim's Snow Flurries on the edge die.  It was then heavily inked with Barn Door.
I made a rosette from some dark green ribbon and placed it behind the snow flakes.
My good old Dymo label maker was used to create the words silent night, and Tim's Tiny Attacher adhered then to the tag.
Some ribbon and two tiny jingle bells finished it off.
Yep, I'm most definitely warmed up for tomorrow!

18 comments:

Kerry said...

Terrific! I love all the colors - so bright and cheerful. Love it!

Elaine Akers said...

Eileen...I love this tag. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Great tag! I've yet to try Wendy's plaid, but I love how it looks!

Vic said...

Great tag! Love the background.

papillon said...

that's one yummi tag! love it!

Helen said...

Terrific! and well done on your giveaway from Wendy - wowee!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Fabulous tag Eileen!! Great job with Wendy's plaid technique!! I need to try that. Congrats on the win on her blog!! Looking forward to Tim's 12 days of tags also!!

SusanK said...

Love it! Gotta finish mine so I can be ready tomorrow, too!

Tammy D said...

Love it!

Debby said...

Beautiful tag!

Lori said...

This is awesome, love those trees! And I do love that plaid technique, and I agree, need to use painters tape so as not to use up the tissue tape...lol...

Bearcrazyman said...

So very nice.... I love it.

Dorothy said...

Extreme Eileen!!!
Just love the plaid technique!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great 'warm up' tag! Just a couple more hours to go!

Scrappy Mom said...

Very cool, love the festive colors!

Patzee said...

Whata holly jolly tag! Love the colors.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Pretty coloring! I like the jingle bells too!!

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I REALLY like that Eileen!!! Very pretty!!!