Thursday, 26 November 2015

25 Days of Christmas tags - Holly

After seeing Natasha's tag on day 24 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, I immediately thought of the small holly stamps I had in my stash. I thought this was a perfect opportunity to put them to good use.
BTW, the inspiration for day 24 came from the Design Team of the Muse: Christmas Vision card club. Somehow I had completely missed this week's post, but I blame it on my computer (the hard disk of my laptop was failing, so I had to confiscate my husband's laptop and set it up so that I could continue working until the new hard disk arrives, and deliver my translation work with the slightest possible delay).

I stamped two panels, one using an outlined image to be coloured the way Natasha had done, and one using solid images (Brushstroke Christmas by Julie, Essentials by Ellen) and my new Altenew crisp inks.

I didn't have enough time to colour the outlined images, so I went with the panel with solid images first. For the sentiment, I stamped the JOY stamp (from another stamp set designed by Julie Ebersole) using Altenew ink onto a snippet of vellum and heat-embossed in clear embossing powder and then stamped the second part of the sentiment using black Altenew ink. I fussy cut sentiment and adhered it to the tag using pieces of transparent dimensinal tape. Most of my ribbons are hidden in a box somewhere, but I did find this gorgeous ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon) in my drawer. A bow of Hemptique twine was added and another tag was finished.



  1. Gorgeous! We'd love it if you link up to Muse: ChristmasVisions, too - we've got a prize too this week!

  2. Oh, how beautiful! The holly stamp is too cute - and that checkered ribbon is really nice!

  3. This is exquisite, Marianne!! I love holly so much and that ribbon is divine!! Have a great day!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Gorgeous tag and it all gels so well.

    Kath x

  5. Fabulous tag. I really like how you doubled up the ribbon.

  6. This is such a pretty tag. I love that stitched die. It looks great with your pretty holly stamp and bold sentiment!

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge and good luck in the prize draws.

  7. Beautiful Christmas tag :)