I really love the background technique that Linda used. It's a process that Tammy Tutterow featured on her blog recently. I covered the tag with Victorian Velvet Distress Stain and then embossed it with clear embossing powder using a holly stamp from one of the TH sets. Then I took Picket Fence DS and gave it three coats. Once the stain was wiped off this is the soft background that remains. I sponged the edges with Aged Mahogany. The card comes from the Graphic45 Twelve Days of Christmas pad. On a piece of gold card stock I stamped a holly stamp image using coffee archival ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. After punching holes on each side of the tag, it's attached with seam binding dyed with Victorian Velvet DS and stamped with a holly border stamp from Dyan Reavley. I glued a filigree piece to the bottom and put a burgundy pearl in the middle.
Here are a few details.
So, there you have it. Tag number 8! I'm having a great time with this challenge and I'll be sorry to see it end. As you may know, the challenge is sponsored by Linda's online store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Be sure to check it out for some great products.
I hope your Christmas preparations are coming along well. We are having terrible weather where I am, so I'm taking advantage of the time home to finish decorating and wrapping gifts and making cards! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit with me. For all my friends on the East Coast, stay safe.