Friday, July 8, 2016

Peeking Snow Angel Tags

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

It's Christmas in July!  What a great opportunity to start those Christmas cards and tags early!

For today's post, I am sharing one Christmas tag stamp--using 3 different techniques. 
This is Peeking Snow Angel Tag (S150), along with 2 additional sentiment stamps - To:/From: (E068) and Believe (E126).  Such a cute image with soooo many possibilities!
Tag (left) - Tombow Tag
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the tag (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, Glossy Accents were added on the snow angel's carrot nose and halo.  Also, Star Dust Stickles was applied on the snow angel's wings for a glittery look.  A bow was tied using some twine from my stash.

Tag (middle) - Mini Minc Tag
The image was stamped on plain white cardstock then copied using my laser printer on to some more plain white cardstock.  With the photocopied image, I place a piece of gold foil (shiny side up) over top of the image and used my mini minc machine to run it through.  Wow-what a shiny look, when you tilt this tag!  I used a Zig-Wink of Stella gold glitter pen to colour.  For the snow angel's wings, a Zig-Wink of Stella clear glitter pen was used to add just a bit more sparkle!  The ribbon is a gold sequin type from my stash.  I just love how this tag turned out!  And so easy and quick to make too!

Tag (right) - Perfect Pearl Tag
This tag was stamped on black cardstock using a Versamark Ink Pad (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then Clear Embossing Powder was applied and heated.  To colour this image, I wanted to try a technique that I've never done before.  It's usually a good idea to use tags for experimenting with new ideas and techniques on.  At least from my past experience that is what I prefer to do!  I got out some of my Perfect Pearls and a small paint pallet and chose 5 different colours to use on my tag (see below - Supplies Used for actual colours of Perfect Pearls I used).  I took a very, very, very tiny amount of the dry powder and put it into separate trays on my paint pallet then added a couple of droplets of water to each powder and mixed it with my fine water brush.  This created a watery paint mix.  Since the embossing resists the pearl mixture, it was fairly easy to colour up this tag and keep the paint inside the embossing. The sentiment was heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.  A sparkly silver ribbon with a bow tied, was added to complete this tag.  I was amazed on how shimmery this tag appears in real life from using Perfect Pearls to colour/paint with!     
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
Ink - Tombow Markers - 985, 055, 933, 850, 533, 553, 947 and 977; Versamark Ink Pad, White, Clear and Black Embossing Powder and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.

Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl, Perfect Gold, Forever Red, Forever Green and Blue Raspberry.
Paper - SU Black & White Cardstock and Watercolour paper.
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolMini Minc MachineGold Foil, Glossy Accents, 1/8" round hole punch, Ranger Stickles - Star Dust, Zig-Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter and Glitter Gold pens, Gold Sequins Ribbon, Offray-Silver Metallic Ribbon, Natural Hemp Twine and Water Brush.
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Dora said...

Fantastice tag with all the images so combine!! Beautifully done.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Adorable tags. Love these snowmen.

Linda T said...

Just adorable tags. Such a sweet snowman and great design.

Crafting Andy said...

Ohh Love these. Christmas I can do - hopefully soon. Haha.x

Larisa said...

wow! It is so nice and joyful! very beautiful tags!