Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Impression Obsession -- Tag, You're It!

This month, challenge master Kelli decided our Impression Obsession challenge should be tags! So, I thought and thought and came up with this little number!I used the Tree Flourish stamp all along the side of my tag and the saying is called Peaceful Holiday. Now, the mat behind is a tag that is about 1/4" larger all the way around. I attached it actually - with the ribbon that is strung through! Why? Well, I wanted a tag that I could use to write a note inside.... or.... use some double stick tape to adhere a gift card. This tag is the perfect size to completely conceal the card underneath!

This is what it looks like when it swings open... Now to the coloring! I used watercolor pencils to color my trees with two shades of green. I colored the berries with a red marker and then used my Quickie Glue Pen to make dots on the trees and added some 2mm rhinestones. I found these teeny tiny rhinestones in a package in the jewelry aisle at Michaels. You need tweezers to attach these babies! I'll tell you that! Here's a close up.... See that sparkle on parts of my tree and berries? I added Royal Red Shimmerz to the berries and Cande Light Shimmerz to the stars.
That's it my friends! Want to see what some of the other IO gals cooked up? Click away!

Dina Kowal- Guest Designer
Daniela Dobson
Deborah March
Kelli Richardson
Laura Fulcher

Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to Add: Dina asked how big this tag was -- well, the outer mat is roughly 3-1/4" by 4-1/4". Hope that helps! I didn't use a tag template, I just made my own with some simple cuts.

16 comments:

dini said...

How cute! How big is this?

Dina

Jennifer Love said...

Oh I love it to pieces! Just beautiful!

Joan Fricker said...

Julie, your tag is adorable! I love the way you stamped off to the side, leaving room for your text. Those little rhinestones are a great addition even if you had to use tweezers.

Great job!

Joan

Janine said...

Love it!! I have always like that image too.!! Have a good one Julie!!

Simon said...

Very PURDY!


LOVE THE BLING, and your instructions make it sound like I can actually do it!

Laura said...

This is great, Julie. I love the idea of hiding the message...it looks so much nicer!

Terrie B x said...

Your tag is `beautiful` Julie:)~x~

krcrafts said...

Very very clever and beautiful!! I definitely need to try making some of these--thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Daniela said...

What an adorable tag! I love the way you colord it! I love that stamp!

Deborah March said...

GREAT tag/card, LOVE that Christmas flourish stamp too...I think it may need me. ;)

LaY hOoN said...

It's such a beautiful tag. Love the little Christmas Tree.

Penny said...

So pretty! I love the idea of the double bit with somewhere to write. Your shading is amazing by the way!

Diane said...

Lovely as can be Julie!!!
Thank you so much for the RAK,it made my day!! You are the best!

Elena said...

Very cute tag! Love the idea that you can write inside! Little gem berries are fabulous! I should check our Michaels! Thank you for sharing, Julie! Your watercoloring is amazing!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Darling tag -- love the close-up photo and details!!!

Shirley said...

It's wonderful! Love the stamp you used and the colors too!