Sunday, December 23, 2012

Grungeboard Tag

I had forgotten to share this Christmas tag, so here's a last minute tag, but using techniques that can be used for any theme.

Sticky-back canvas was adhered to grungeboard and the tag was die cut from that. It makes for a very sturdy tag. Roughen up the edges a bit. I stamped it with a script stamp, aiming for an imperfect impression. Then it was embossed and inked with an ink blending tool (this is about the maximum thickness for embossing in a Big Shot). I used Vintage Photo to ink it, the embossed parts picks up more of the ink, creating a nice texture.

The tree was white embossed on patterned paper and cut out. The holly leaves were die cut from color core cardstock, sanded and coated with a bit of Rock Candy Stickles. A left-over strip of tissue wrap was inked with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain, fringed and folded to form a border. A piece of Vintage Lace, tinsel and twine finished the border.

For the ornaments, I did a tape transfer using the pretty papers from Tim Holtz Holidays Past paper stash. Adhere clear tape to the patterned paper, place in water, rub off all the white of the paper on the back, adhere to foil tape, and then glue to the ornament with Glossy Accents. Finally, trim of all the excess and wrap a strip of aluminum tape around the top.

I did the same on this one, using a Poinsettia pattern from the same pack. The smaller patterns in the paper pad are perfect for this. 

Have a wonderful day!


Embossing folder: Sizzix Damask & Regal Flourishes
Stamps: Hero Arts: Many Branches Tree H5629, La Lettre K5344
Ink: Distress Ink: Vintage Photo; Archival Ink Jet Black
Stain: Brushed Pewter Distress Stain
Stickles: Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungeboard, Holidays Past paper stash, Terminology Tissue Wrap; Core'dinations Tim Holtz Color-core cardstock; Claudine Hellmuth sticky-back canvas; aluminium tape
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fragments, Silver Tinsel Twine, Paper Twine


  1. Having woken up this morning thinking about the possibilities of embossing grungepaper you've clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of that beautifully. What an amazing tag - so glad you posted it. So much detail to take in, so I'll be going back for another look now. Hope you have the best Christmas ever, hugs Jenny x

  2. Just lovely - the muted greens against the embossed canvas are gorgeous, and the ornaments look fabulous - must give this a try!
    Have a wonderful Christmas... see you on the other side!
    Alison xx


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