52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Thursday 3 November 2022

Stampers Anonymous "Mini Holidays 4 CMS142" Christmas Tags

Today, I've been using up bits and bobs that I found floating around my odds and ends drawer, so decided to make some Christmas gift tags. In each instance, I have used stamps from the Stampers Anonymous "Mini Holidays 4 CMS142" red rubber/ching stamp set.

Starting from the left, I remember finding the kraft brown tag in a parcel I received. Obviously too good to ditch so I popped it in a drawer.  A couple of years later, I have eventually used it!  I used the Poinsettia stamp with the new "Lumberjack Plaid" Distress Oxide ink, adding touches of yellow Posca Pen to the middle of each flower.  In the background I used the music script stamp, stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

For the central tag, I found a background I had made last year and never used.  If I remember correctly I used "Twisted Citron" and "Festive Berries" Distress Oxide Ink through a stencil.  Over the top, I stamped the Poinsettia stamp in the new "Lumberjack Plaid" Distress Oxide ink.

For the tag on the left, again I'd started it some time ago.  I think the background colour is "Antique Linen" and "Aged Mahogany" Distress Oxide ink.  I stamped the angel using Versafine Clair "Pinecone" brown ink.  I coloured the angel using four shades of Distress Oxide Inks.  Using "Weathered Wood" and "Squeezed Lemonade" for the wings, and a mix of "Mustard Seed" and "Rusty Hinge", for the skin tone, I used "Tattered Rose" Distress Oxide Inks, all applied with a paint brush.  Creating a mask for the angel, I stamped the cracked backgound  using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink. I splattered gold Posca Pen across the surface and edged the tag in "Aged Mahogany" Disress Oxide Ink.