Sunday, July 20, 2014

Christmas in July

I refused to use the same, or even similar, items that Tim Holtz used on his July tag for this year.  So, what else could I use?  I'd seen that somebody had already created a tag using sand in a bottle so I wasn't going there, either.  Hmmm...last year's snow (what little we had) was quite granular and didn't take long to get that dirty, nasty look of gray. 

Ranger:  distress paints, distress inks, distress stains, distress glitter, distress embossing powder, distress crackle paint, distress markers, and archival inks

Sizzix:  Festive Greenery, Tree Line, Tag & Bookplate dies, Flurries embossing folder, Pine tree mini mover & shaper

Stampers Anonymous:  Mini Holidays 3

Idea-ology:  word band

Miscellaneous:  vellum, buttons, fabric strips, clear plastic packaging, watercolor paper

After die cutting the holly leaves I used a ball stylus to create veining.  Darker green and brown distress inks were applied on the back.  A small hole punch created the red vellum berries; used a ball stylus to make them more round in shape.

I really enjoyed creating the background on the tag as well as the trees.  I know I'll be making more of those in the days to come.


  1. Oh, I love your take on Tim's tag! Really, really cool! Love the Santa hair/beard!

  2. Very creative!! Santa looks distressed at the dirty snow LOL. I love it. =)