This entry is part 5 of an on-going series of 12 Tags of 2015

TTLongXmasTagGosh, this year has gone by so fast.  Already it is time to make the final tag for 2015. I have been creating tags most months for the 12 Tags of 2015 game that Tim Holtz runs on his great blog.  As with previous tags, here is a little tutorial of how I made my version of the December tag.

As with my previous tags, I started by diecutting a tag shape from mount board using the Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates Die by Sizzix.  I took an old tumble dryer sheet and glued it to the tag using Ranger Multi Matt Medium glue.  Then I used the Holiday Knit stencil, also by Tim Holtz, and laid it over the tag.  I pounced Fired Brick Distress Ink through the stencil.  I loved this effect.  It is not too easy to see in the pictures, but in real life it looks like a snuggly fleece Christmas sweater.


Next I cut out a wreath using my Silhouette Portrait and a design I found in the Silhouette Store.  It was a one piece wreath (cut in light green card) with 8 individual fronds (cut in darker green card) glued on top.  I then used three colours of 3d Pearl Effects from Dovecraft to add some “berries” to the wreath.  These catch the light nicely as well as adding a bit of dimension.


I glued the wreath to the tag with Anita’s Tacky Glue.  Then I tied some tiny bows from red glittery cord.  I added four of these to the wreath with the tacky glue.


I die cut “Seasons Greetings” using a Tonic die, from shiny green card.  I felt it as a bit bright, so pounced some Peeled Paint Distress Ink over it to dull it down a bit.  I glued this to the tag with the tacky glue.  Then I added a self-adhesive red and gold ribbon at the bottom.  Then I used my Crop-a-dile Big Bite to punch a hole and added a silver metal snowflake brad to finish.


Finally I added a green ribbon and two self-adhesive faux pearls to the top of the tag.


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