Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday Challenge @ MelJen's Designs

Hello Friends! Our challenge this week is...


Fun, right? I decided to take a short cut and save some time, by using pre-colored digis. I've used, Happy Holidays Wreath, Santa's Jolly Smile, Moose Lights, and Fancy Little Stocking.

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I simply sized the images to fit into my tag die, printed them out and then die cut them. The camera does not show the sparkle on these! I've outlined with a glitter marker and also gave them a little once over with a glitter brush.  I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting and added a reinforcement to the hole. I die cut those out of patterned paper. These little goodies worked up very quickly and they would be a good choice to mass produce. 

The tags have two parts...

I die cut a plain white tag where I stamped the "to" and "from". I also added that sweet bow, stamped in delicious Delicata Gold ink...LOVE that stuff! So these are some VERY sparkly gift tags! I tied both tags together using Lawn Fawn's Mistletoe Hemp Cord. This product is great. It looks like baker's twine, but it's a little heavier. It looks wonderful tied into a bow. And it holds it shape much better than regular twine.

Now it's your turn...Create a Christmas tag and post it on our DT blog and you could win FREE digital stamps. Just remember to use a MelJen's Designs image on your tag in order to be included in the random drawing.

And please take a moment to stop by the blog to be inspired by the other DT members. Oh! MelJen's is having a Guest Design Team member call. Visit the blog to learn more about it.

Thanks for visiting me today!



pre-colored digital stamps: Santa's Jolly Smile, Happy Holidays Wreath, Fancy Little Stocking, Moose Lights(MelJen's Designs)
stamp set:Winter Wreath(Avery Elle)
card stock: Neenah Solar White(Inspiration Emporium)
ink: Lightening Black Brilliance, Tuxedo Black Memento, Delicata Gold Pigment(Tsukineko)
patterned paper: Peace, Joy, Love 6x6 paper pad(Lawn Fawn) 
dies: Tag You're It(Lawn Fawn)
other: Wink of Stella glitter brush and markers(Zig)  Mistletoe Hemp Cord(Lawn Fawn)  


Jeanne said...

Oh golly, Barb, these are wonderful! It's nice that you can use the pre colored image and make it your own with the glitter and stamps. They look fantastic. One of these years I will try to make tags. I've got too many other ideas on my plate this year to make it happen, but one of these years....LOL *Ü*

Alanna said...

These are so darling Barb and I never would have guessed that they were pre-colored digis.

Denise Goeldner said...

So love your christmas tags, they are all so lovely, hugs xx

Sheila H said...

These are so cute, with a touch of whimsey. I love the glittery details! The red reinforcements are a great finishing touch :)