Friday, 26 September 2014

Christmas Tags CTC#11

It's Friday - WooHoo!!!
Actually, I'm on holidays, so that sadly means one week has passed already. I seem to be less organised, because I am having too many social events, I suspect. I was quite relieved that we are CASE-ing The HOLIDAY Catty this week, and focusing on tags.The challenge will be running for 14 days too, which will give you more time to Case the Holiday Catty and share your tags.

My inspiration hasn't come from any one particular project, but just from the general impression of several samples. I've made a simple tag for my work colleagues' Christmas bags and the bauble will hang off the bag also. The stamp used is Holiday Home, which has co-ordinating framelits.

Firstly, I cut Shimmery White card with the Homemade Holiday Framelit, choosing the house without a chimney. You can use the others too, just snip off the chimney, but I love the fancy end on this particular one. I've tried my best to colour match with the bauble, but it is more purple than Melon Mambo and brighter than Rich Razzleberry, so I've sponged a mix of the two at the top using a sponge dauber. I had a scrap of card with a curve to use as a template for the sponging. There is a light sponging of Soft Sky at the bottom.

The stamps are both from Holiday Home photopolymer stamps. I laid them face-down on the tag and then pressed the acrylic block onto the stamps, so everything was placed perfectly for the tag. The Santa and reindeer has been slightly curved too, to fit nicely onto the tag.

When you make multiples of an item, the secret is to perform each step of the process at the one time. You begin by doing all the cutting and for this project my second step was sponging them all with Soft Sky, then the next two colours, before stamping them all. That way, you only have one stamp pad open at a time and you're less likely to get them mixed up.

On the back of the tags I've stamped To: & From: which were included in Wondrous Wreath, another fabulous Christmas stamp available in Photopolymer.

Now, I can hardly wait to see what the rest of the crew on the CASE-ing The Catty design team have made for this challenge. Will you be joining in this week?

Hope to see your name there,


1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachel. I wondered how you made the shape of that tag. I think I might need to invest in Holiday Homes :) Such a cute tag. Love the simplicity.


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