The heavens opened today, so it was an ideal time to play with a new Christmas stamp and stencil.
In my stash of backgrounds I've created previously, I came across a blue Brusho background which I felt could work with what I had in mind. I cut the background down in to a tag shape and then used "Vivid Chartreuse" Archival Ink with a blending brush in two or three places. I decided the tag needed some more depth of colour so opted to used "Majestic Violet" Archival Ink on the tag too.
I used the Visible Image "Ye Olde Christmas" text stencil with Versafine Clair "Fantasia" purple ink. I then used the same ink to edge the tag before using a heat gun to dry the surface.
I rubbed an anti-static bag (with french chalk in it) over the surface of the tag. I then stamped the large star, the sentiment and the smaller star from the Visible Image "Shining Star" stamp set with Wow! Clear Embossing Ink Pad. Once I was certain that the image had stamped cleanly, I coated the stamped areas with Wow! White Puff Twinkle Embossing Powder and heat set.
I went around some of the stamped areas with a gold shimmer gel pen. I added a few dots of white gel pen around the main star too.
Finally, I squeezed some "Crystal" Stickles on to my craft mat and using my finger tip, added sparkle to areas of the tag.