12 Tags of Christmas FJB Style #11

I can’t believe there is only one more week, really went quick.

I am participating in Linda Coughlin’s (owner of Funkie Junkie, my favorite online store) challenge ’12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Boutique Style’. You can find details here. Basically, Linda creates a tag each week and you create whatever inspires you from the tag, then you share on her blog. Easy~peasy.

So here is the inspirational tag that Linda created for week #11

FJB #11 (1)

I didn’t have most of the components that Linda used, so I decided to try to mimic her layout. And though what a perfect time to use my newly purchased TH Sizzix Bigz die Assembly Snowman, isn’t he just the cutest!!!! I see some kind of fabric projects in my near future with this guy. Anyway here are the steps to create this tag.

  1. Ran thinlit tag through Vagabond with white Bristol paper.
  2. Ran cut tag through with stencil THS066 with the sandwich of main plate, silicone mat, tag, stencil, Impression pad.
  3. Pine needles DI on craft mat, swooshed embossed tag and spritzed heavily with water.
  4. laid stencil over embossed area and used blending tool and lightly inked using festive berries DI. While stencil still in place, flicked water and mopped up.
  5. Plaid mid layer= stamping ‘Stripes’ background stamp from TH Stampers Anonymous CMS281 vertically with pine needles DI and then horizontally with archival Ruby. Inked ripped edges with festive berries DI.

FJB #11 (3)

Snowman body~ after diecutting from bristol I applied Ranger texture paste with a pallette knife being sure to have valleys and peaks. While still wet, I randomly sprinkled Lindy’s Purely White EP and  Stamping Up Iridescent Ice (discontinued I believe), less of the ice because I didn’t want the sparkly to overwhelm the snow look.. Let dry completely, then use embossing gun. This had enough texture and did not add any ink, shocking I know 😉

FJB #11 (2)

Add a little glossy accents, ink up some ribbon and the rest is just gluing and layering.

I really do love snowmen and this one has me dreaming of a good snow fall here in Mi because we haven’t had one yet this season.

Thanks for joining me!




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