Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TST Something Different & the start of a "Blue Christmas"

Yes todays challenge at Try Stampin on Tuesday is a little different.  We have no sketch or colour challenge for you to follow.  We all are doing our own thing, BUT we are all making tags with instructions on how we achieved them.  I hope that you will find my tag cheerful and give one a try on your own.
Supplies Needed:
tag (or cut one to your own size and shape)
stamp set
embossing powder, heat gun
SU Decorative Strip Northern Frost
SU Decorative Strip Join in the Cheer
SU Snow Flurry Bigz
glue and dimensionals

Start by stamping your tag using Versamark and then heat emboss it using clear or 
coloured embossing powder. 
Sponge your tag using the accenting colours of your card stock (CS).
Next cut out all of your snowflakes.  I used two shade of blue and then vanilla CS for my flakes.
After cutting out the vanilla flakes I stamped them using the darkest ink and then sponged them.
With the largest flake adhere it to your tag and then with the second largest flake adhere it to the side.  
These will become your anchors for the remaining flakes.
Start assembling your flakes using alternate colours, ie., dark blue, vanilla, light blue (any variation of these colours)
Don't be afraid to shape your flakes to give them even more dimension.
Once you have them all put together start placing them onto the tag.
Add a little bling in the centre of each flake as well.

The last thing you will do will be adhere the sentiment.  
 First thought was going for a dark blue, but it didn't show up as well so plan B 
add the Peace and Joy in the lighter blue.
The edges of the Peace and Joy were sponged with the darker blue.

I wanted lots of layers for this tag and I think I have achieved this. 

Each year I decorate my tree in a different colour.  My daughter calls my tree the "Martha Stewart" tree.  Over the years we made ornaments for the kids with the kids and now they have all of their own ornaments and I can have the designer tree that I want.

Over the next few weeks the majority of my Christmas creations will be in the blue colours so I guess that means I will be having a blue tree as well.  Guess you will have to wait and see what my, as Elvis would say, "Blue Christmas" will look like.  

So now "TAG" your it. Let's see what kind of tags you come up with and don't forget to post them on our site to show everyone your great talent!

Thanks for stopping by.  


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  1. Just gorgeous, love the depth you have got by shaping your flakes!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Lovely, intricate looking snowflake tag! Wonderful sentiment too!

  3. WOW! Talk about patience :) This tag is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. WOW!! this is such a pretty tag and i love all the snowflakes :)

  5. Nancy, the tag is simply gorgeous. So many layers. Amazing work!