52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Thursday 16 November 2023

Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous Stencil Play Tag

I really enjoyed playing with my Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous stencils yesterday, so I decided to have another play this morning, making this Christmas gift tag.

I started with a cream coloured tag as the base,  Using a blending brush I added random colour using "Orange Blossom" Archival Ink.  I then used the same ink through the Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous "Flourish Layering Stencil".

In the areas where there was less pattern, I use "Coffee" Archival Ink through the Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous "Chevron Shifter Layering Stencil".

I then moved on to the third stencil, using "Red Geranium" Archival Ink through the Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous "Tiny Poinsettia Stencil" leaving some of the flourish in sight.

In the middle of the tag, I used Versafine Clair "Chianti" dark red ink to stamp the seniment, which is part of the Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous cling stamp set called "Cozy Christmas CMS444".

I inked the edges of the tag using "Red Geranium" Archival Ink and then stuck the tag on to a deep red piece of card and cut to size.  Around the edge of the coloured area I used a gold sparkle pen -after all, it's always good to sparkle a little at Christmas!

Finally, I added gold gel pen dots to the middle of the flowers and added some dots across the surface of the tag too, before threading the tag with gold coloured ribbon.


  1. Love the vintage feel you've gone for again with this beauty

  2. This is gorgeous Sam and love the different bits of stencilling including that lovely flourish and then the sweet little red poinsettias and edged with it too, and finished with some pretty glittery gel pen and gold dots which look great. x

  3. Very stylish tag Sam - love your stencilling on this one
    Pauline xx

  4. Lovely stencil work Sam, the colours are beautiful as always you deliver.. xx