"Christmas tags in January?" Yup. Over at Scrapjazz.com I issued a Christmas Challenge at the beginning of the month to make as many tags or labels for presents as you had time for. I plan to issue a new Christmas Challenge every month so that by the time the holiday rolls around everyone who wants to participate will have some home made goodies ready to give away. If you want to join in, come over to Scrapjazz for our February challenge.
The first tag I created I used the Paper Trey 2010 Holiday Tag set and the Mat Stack 1 Stamp Collection, as well as the matching Mat Stack 1 die cut. I have to admit that I had trouble getting the Mat Stack Stamp to ink evenly. I tried using both chalk ink and dye ink and neither gave me the crisp image that I was looking for on a consistent basis. However, a few did come out and these are the tags that you see below. I LOVE the look of the stamped tag image and will try to perfect my technique in future creations. You might not be able to tell in the photos but each of the tags is layered with pop dots to give them some dimension.
Supplies: Stamps: 2010 Holiday Tags and Mat Stack 1from Paper Trey Ink, Dies: Mat Stack 1 and Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Collection by Paper Trey Ink, Inks: Chalk ink by Tsukineko (Red Magic) and Garden Green Ink from Stampin Up!, Paper: White from Stampin Up!, green patterned paper is Graphic 45. Red Stickles, Pop Dots
Supplies: 2010 Holiday Tags, Mat Stack 1 and Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Dies by Paper Trey Ink. Paper: Cardstock-Bazzill, Green Patterned Paper-Graphci 45, Red Dot-Cosmo Cricket, Ink: Tsukineko Chalk Ink (Red Magic and Tea Leaves), Gold Stickles. Pop dots
Supplies: 2010 Holiday Tags, Mat Stack 1 and Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Dies by Paper Trey Ink. Paper: white-Paper Trey Ink, blue dot-My Minds Eye, Ink: Bliss Blue and Brilliant Blue from Stampin Up!, Pop Dots
Supplies: 2010 Holiday Tags, Mat Stack 1 Stamps and Die, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Die by Paper Trey Ink. Paper: white-Paper Trey Ink, blue dot-My Minds Eye, Ink: Bliss Blue and Brilliant Blue from Stampin Up!, Sliver and Diamond Stickles, Pop Dots
The next two tags I used the Paper Trey 2010 Holiday Tag stamps but chose to use a rounded Sizzix tag stamped with a dot background. Again, I used foam to make the tags pop.
Supplies: Stamps: 2010 Holiday Tags and Polka Dot Basics II stamps from Paper Trey Ink, Dies: Tag by Sizzix and Limitless Layers 1 3/4" die by Paper Trey Ink, Ink: Tsukineko Chalk Ink (Red Magic) and Memento (Tuxedo Black), Real Red from Stampin Up!, Copic Markers, Stickles: (Gold, Red, Holly, and Silver), Paper: White-Stampin Up! and Green Bazzill, Pop Dots
Supplies: Stamps-2010 Holiday Tags and Polk Dot Basics II-Paper Trey Ink, Dies: Tag-Sizzix and Limitless Layers 1 3/4" die-Paper Trey Ink, Paper: Red-American Crafts, White-Stampin Up!, Red Stickles, Pop Dots
The last two tags I am posting I used supplies that I already had. I am in love with this label die from Paper Trey Ink and have used it on everything from cards, to layouts, to making Charlotte's teacher book labels as part of her Christmas present.
Supplies: Stamps-Vintage Labels-Paper Trey Ink, Chick-Denami Designs, Dies-Label #1-Spellbinders, Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black) Stampin Up! (Glorious Green), Copic Markers, Diamond Stickles, Paper: white-Stampin Up! and Green-Bazzill
Supplies: Stamps-Vintage Label-Paper Trey Ink, Light-Stamps In Motion, To/From-???, Stampin Up! Markers and Real Red Ink, Spellbinders Label Die and Diamond Stickles.
That is all for now. Thank you for looking at my tags. I hope some of you will join us over at Scrapjazz in the future for the Christmas Challenges.