Monday, December 9, 2013

The 12 Tags: Number 8

Hello everyone!  I'm so happy you're here today.  It's nice to have you visit.  I'm back with the next in my 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style.  I'm up to number 8 and I have to say that it's one of my favorites!  There were a couple of things that really inspired me from Linda's tag.  The background technique was the first one and the greeting tied around the tag.  You can go here to see her tag.  This is my version.

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.  


  1. love the boho look of this and the rich colors - very festive!

  2. It's stunning Maryanne! I love the background you created and the way you have finished it is just beautiful!

    Have you seen the update on Linda's blog?

  3. OMG I'm so behind on the blogs, including yours! I love all your tags for the challenge, they're all so different but they go together stylistically. I like how sort of organized this one looks.

    Well all that you've accomplished makes me realize I need to get off my butt and get into the studio!

  4. The Victorian Velvet looks so beautiful with this background technique. Love the embossed holly and that top holly stamp in the coffee ink! The filigree piece looks lovely here too. Glad you are staying indoors with the bad weather and making some crafting progress!



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