I love using the Foil Quill. It was perfect for this use on this tag. A flourish from the library adds the perfect accent. Font used was SLF JellyBean. The snowflake is from my stash. Tag shape from SCAL library.
No collection of Christmas tags would be complete without a reindeer! Tag created using basic shapes in the SCAL library. The Merry was foil quilled before the shape was cut using SCAL 5 Pro and the Skycut C24.
A bit of twine for the hanger. This tag was inspired by a Pinterest find. It measures 3 x 4.
There's a new dusting of snow on the mountains this morning,. So pretty to see!
SNOWFLAKES have always held my heart over the years. Crochet, tatted, embroidered, paper cuts and now revived in a reverse embossing technique. Gina K reintroduced the wood grain technique a few weeks ago, but added another layer of dimension using a stencil as a texture template which I didn't have and I'll be darned if I can find my stencil cutting material at the moment... so rather than waste time or do an online search for a suitable stencil... I made my own template using some layered cardstock.
Let's prep: Skycut C24 and SCAL5 Pro (cutting machine and software) Big Shot (embossing pad, 2 plates and platform with a shim) Ink (Staz-on Brand) Colored pencils Gamsol Blending stump cardstock Snowflake SVG
Choose a snowflake Not too fine of details. You want something a little bolder to stand out for this project Creative Fabrica has lots of snowflakes on their site.... take a peek at the variety I found - here.
Make your texture template: Place a rectangle on the mat in the software. Size it to 4.00 by 5.25 (or you could go as large as 6 x 6 if you want. I just wanted the template to be the same size as the piece of paper I would be cutting. Place the snowflake SVG in the template, size as needed. Make sure the snowflake is the top image and is set to cut. Select the two images and choose Path > back minus front. Copy and paste this image two (2) additional times on the mat for a total of three images. Cut the images using the machine. Stack the three cuts together gluing the layers together. Set aside to dry. (you could use a Xyron machine to do this, but I found that gluing was less likely to slide during the debossing process.
Card front: Cut a piece of cardstock to 4.00 x 5.25 inches. Score it vertically at 1, 2 and 3 inches on the 4 inch side of the paper. This creates the base for the wood plank look. If you want smaller planks adjust the scores as desired.
For this project, I used Brown Timber and Teal Blue Staz-On. Again with the 4 inch side at the top, Gently press just the edge of the ink pad to the paper and slide it down the length, repeat across the paper. Do the same with the Teal Blue. (Repeat as needed for the number of cards you plan on making.)
Texture the card front: The "sandwich" on the Big Shot was this: Platform (1 layer flipped), acrylic pad, embossing pad, inked sheet FACE DOWN, template, shim and second acrylic pad. Run it through and back again. Remove and the image should be debossed in the card.
Using the Brown Timber inkpad again, repeat the same process as previously done. Sliding the pad down the vertical length of the cardstock. This will highlight the snowflake. Turn 180 degrees and repeat to make sure all the bumps are highlighted with the brown ink.
Add a little burst of color: I'm using a Rembrandt* teal colored pencil to fill in the debossed areas of the snowflake. It doesn't take a lot of time, and you don't need to fill it in completely. Once you've completed that, using the blending stump and a bit of gamisol, blend the color a bit. Let this step dry. If desired, you can add a touch of mica with a fine brush here and there. (*Other brands of pencils can be used. Do a test run first to make sure that the color will pop with the Gamisol - I don't recommend using water to blend the pencils. You may get a little warping and lose some of the depth with too much water)
Assemble and embellish card as desired. Photos will be posted soon.
The tree is a sweet reminder that Joy can fill our hearts this holiday season. eCal's triangle, vertical and horizontal rectangles and a star from the basic shapes library make up the base of this tag. Print 2 Cut option for the "faux stitching" and Joy. This was inspired by a clay ornament I saw on Pinterest. A little bit of gingham ribbon for the hanger completed the tag.
This is the final tag for the challenge this year. It's been a delight to play and create this year's tags.
I appreciate your stops throughout the last 12 days -- I hope you'll continue to drop by occasionally. I'm looking forward to new endeavors, play and creativity in 2021 and hope you are too.
Happy Holidays and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!
This challenge is drawing to a close and you really don't want to miss any of the other contributions. So hop on other to our Facebook page and take a peek at all the phenomenal designs that have been shared. There are a LOT!
I"ve kept this year's tags on the simple side for sure. Maybe next year there will be a little more time to spend creating. I've got a few ideas sketched in the "idea" book that I hope to have a chance to bring to life in the coming year.
Here's Tag 11 -- The design is a copycat shape of a previous tag (. The stamp is from Crafter's Companion and is colored with Ohuhu markers and set on a wobble. I really like the little bit of action on this tag. The sentiment is Print 2 cut. Text on arch inside and outside. Font is from CreativeFabrica. You could use print 2 cut, draw or the foil quill for the lines. I decided to hand draw them with an ultra fine sharpie pen.
thanks again for stopping by. Hoping your holidays are filled with joy, wonder and creative time!
Pinterest inspired this tag -- I liked the lines and I'm glad that the eCal software provides the tools to make it happen. Basic tag shape from the library, sized as needed. Make a second copy and using the knife, cut the second one on an angle. Add a line and use the wave tool and close the bottom half of the tag. I added a line of small circles -- I decided that the Let it Snow would be a simple print 2 cut and I used heart 2 from the basic shapes library for the heart.
The snowman is colored using Ohuhu markers, a sargent metallic pen and a bit of silver mica was brushed across a few places. He is popped up on some dimensional foam. I added some dimensional glaze to the front, let dry and then secure in place on the front of the tag using some dimensional tape.. The back of the tag is embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.