Die cut the tag from Gina K Soft Sand cardstock. Stamped some flourishes randomly with Memento Bamboo Leaves, sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink and then spritzed with gold Glimmer Mist. The presents are from various stamp companies all colored with Prismacolor markers, cut out and stacked except for the bottom one. I needed a larger package for the bottom of the pile so I hand cut it and then scored it with my ScorBuddy. Added some touches of Sakura Stardust gel pens to the bows for some subtle sparkle. The sentiment is by Studio G and stamped with Memento Northern Pine. Tied some Bo Bunny red polka ribbon to complete it.
Day 6 at Ellen Hutson's The Classroom is featuring the super talented Julia Stainton! She creates some of the most beautiful things. Here is her gorgeous tag for inspiration
Here is my use what is at hand version
I didn't have any vintage Santas so went on a search and found this one from some tags from Nina Brackett that I saw the link on FaceBook. Die cut the frame from some Grundge Board and first embossed it with some vintage gold ep, but didn't like the look so I added some Distress Stickles in Antique Linen. Still didn't care for it so dumped on some gold glitter and decided to stop there. I didn't have any pretty roses, but still have a bunch of these Prima flowers. Punched out some branches. I remembered that I had some little charms and found the pearl in them.
We would like to give a warm welcome to our December Guest Designer Jan Del Bone!
I varied from the sketch just slightly. Used some digi dp from Mel Stampz, she has lots of free papers. Used some washi tape on the bottom. The snowman and sentiment are from Gina K and the large snowflake is from Stampendous. The fur on the snowman's hat is chunky embossing powder glued on and not heat embossed.
Just a reminder that Just Us Girls is starting up the Guest Designer position once again!! Winning Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot. At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be for the following month!
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If you haven't checked out The 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist at Ellen Hutson's The Classroom you should definitely check them out. Some really beautiful creations over there!
Today's tag is by Kelly Alvarez!
Die cut a tag from some diagonal striped cardstock, added ScorTape to the edges and added glitter. Cut a rectangle of light blue dp, stamped the trees by Studio G and colored them with colored pencils and gel pens. The balls on the trees are Souffle pen dots. Freehand cut some "hills" from some Glitter Silk by Core'dinations and lightly sponged on some light blue ink to define the hills better. Made the little snowlady from 2 punched circles, also Glittersilk and half a circle for her hat and added a little punched circle for a pompom. The eyes, mouth and carrot nose were colored with glaze gel pens. Tied some pink baker's twine for a scarf. Glued a small Glitter Silk star over the circle and punched a little hole. Tied on some plain old twine to finish off.
The fun and amazing inspiration continues over at Ellen Hutson's - The Classroom. Day 4 brings us the amazing and talented Kittie Caracciolo! She makes the most gorgeous scenes.
My tag is a dumbed down version, but tried to stick with the theme and feel of Kittie's tag.
Yes, that deer is back again! I don't have very many dies like these, so I just use what I have on hand. Stamped and embossed the trees from Gina K with white ep and used a white souffle gel pen for the falling snow. I did have a wavy crimper which I used on some shimmery white cardstock and cut 2 layers freehand into small rolling hills. The little branch/bushes are a Martha Stewart punch. Added some Distress Stickles in Rock Candy on the punched bushes and the edges of the hills. The Tim Holtz deer was die cut from some darker blue cardstock and sponged around the edges with Distress ink in Faded Jeans. Topped it off with a white satin ribbon.
I tried to stay with her design with what I had to work with. It's really hard to see the music score background, I must have gone a little too heavy with the paints and stains. I first tried to use Distress Stains since I had the colors that Ronda used, but that didn't work out very well, Then I used the Distress Paints over my mess in 3 different colors and when dry, stamped the music over the paint. Everything looked a little too bold, so out came the Picket Fence Distress Stain to tone it all down. Stamped some gold snowflakes and a copper flourish. I converted a fern die into a tree cut from patterned paper and sponged with Distress ink in Bungled Sage. Stamped a script stamp on ivory cardstock and die cut the deer, then sponged with Distress inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. Stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with silver ep. Tied on a gold ribbon to finish it off.
The fun continues over at The Classroom with a tag from Julie Ebersole
I didn't have any cityscape dies so I went with wood veneer trees.
I used Ivory instead of white cardstock. Covered the trees with Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Vintage Photo. Added two strips of ScorTape and sprinkled on the glitter. Stamped the little snowflakes with Colorbox Bronze ink. Stamped the sentiment onto vellum with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink and finished it off by tying some cream floss.