I like Xmas stuff and making Xmas cards etc, but I usually shy away from using Santa Claus images, but I'm really liking the way this tag turned out. BIG GRIN - I seem to say that every day. Sheesh.
Anyway, some interesting techniques today. I usually shy away from glossy cardstock, because it's just too expensive, but used it today on the background tag, Santa Claus, the snowflakes and the quote stamp - as per Tim. I love using Shrink Plastic, but submerging it into UTEE to shrink and then coat the shrink plastic was a completely new technique for me. Time consuming and a bit of finessing... so will probably not do it again for a while, but I like the idea of using white acrylic paint applied on top of the alcohol inks, allows the vibrancy of the alcohol colors to show more.
So, glossy cardstock, sponged various blues (Broken China, Faded Jeans & Stormy Sky) all over, dropped droplets of water and dried.
Die cut the shrink plastic using Tim's Tattered Leaves and Branch Tree, submerged and let the plastic shrink in the UTEE, removed from UTEE and allowed to cure on a craft sheet. Picked off the overhang from the UTEE. Colored with Alcohol inks on the back side (textured side) in greens, Red Pepper & Espresso. When dry, applied a coat of Snow Cap Daubers on top of the inks.
Stamped my quote (Quietfire Design new Xmas rubber) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Sponged Evergreen Bough all over and misted with Perfect Pearls "Perfect Pearls" mist. Die cut with a Spellbinders label die.
Misted some of the white glossy cardstock with the Perfect Pearls and punched out the snowflakes (Martha Stewart).
Used a blue gauze silver snowflake ribbon as the hanger.
I adhered the shrink plastic pieces with Glossy Accents, the quote was double pop dotted, so it stands really above everything. The snowflakes and text are single layer of pop dots. The Santa is flat against the tag.
And it fits for these challenges:
Craft Your Passion #87 Anything goes + glitter
By the Cute & Girlie Monthly Let it Snow
Stampin for the Weekend #22 Xmas
Crazy 4 Challenges #117 use a Santa image
Drunken Stampers #80 Glittery Holiday
Totally Gorjuss #110 Let it Snow
Cute Daisy May Sparkle and Shine
One Stitch at a Time #92 use a digi (Santa Claus)
Paper Sundaes #99 Anything Xmas
Stamptacular Sunday #142 Xmas with glitz
Cupcake Inspiration #140 (see inspir image below)