Monday, November 2, 2020

25 days of Christmas tags

Hello friends! Today, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog team is taking part in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event by Tracey McNeeley. 




Our theme this week is Christmas Tag. Since it is the first Monday of a new month, the team is showcasing products by a specific designer/company and this month it is Simon Says Stamp. You can see the wonderful range of SSS exclusive products here. You don't have to use SSS products to join, but it is always fun if you do. 

Since it is a new month, we also have a new guest designer and during November Laura Cassina aka elaborando on instagram will be sharing projects with you. Don't miss checking out her gorgeous account.


Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Slimline cards are popular now and inspired me to do a slimline tag, which is narrower and taller than an ordinary tag. My tag is: 2.6 x 7.7 in and I used the Simon Says Stamp Slimline Scene Builder stamp set to create my winter scene.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Start by white embossing the hill from the SSS Slimline Scene Builder.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Next, ink up the larger background stamp with three shades of blue/turquoise Distress Ink. I applied the ink in the order that the pads are placed on the photo. Mist with water and stamp above the embossed hill.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Trim the edges and cut angled corners with the Angle Corner Chomper tool, which is a fantastic tool if you want to make your own tags. It is hard to cut even angles by hand. Make a hole with a Crop-a-Dile.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink the trees with Blueprint Sketch, mist with water and stamp on the background.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Simon Says Stamp Slimline Scene Builder.

Add more snow by white embossing the two dot stamps. These are meant to be stamped over the trees, but are also perfect for stamping snow or other dots in the background.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Apply texture paste at the base, but don't cover up all the embossing.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Apply a little Moon Dust Stickles to the background for a glimmer effect.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also used SSS Seaglass sequins and the tag was tied with mummy cloth.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The sentiment was stamped with two colors SSS ink: Island Blue and High Dive. Mount on a piece of torn SSS vellum.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

These trees look lovely watercolor stamped.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I liked the combination of the white dots in the background, the white embossed dots, glitter and then the sequins.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Apply a little Moon Dust Stickles on the texture paste too. I also added another piece of vellum.

Layers of ink - 25 days of Christmas Tags by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Don't miss all the inspiration during the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!

I hope you will join us this week in our Christmas Tag Challenge. You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Don't forget to follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.






Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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24 comments:

  1. Wow. This tag is simply beautiful. Such attention to details really paid off.

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  2. Great idea to use the stamps to make
    the snow and the texture paste for
    the snowy hill. Fantastic tag.
    thanks for sharing
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  3. I absolutely love this tag! Love all of the mixed media elements!

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  4. A gorgeous tag with an awesome background, Anna-Karin. LOVE the textures and your use of the vellum at the bottom. Thanks for the inspiration in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.
    Blessings,
    karen Letchworth

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  5. Your tag is so gorgeous, I just love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. This is a stunning tag. Thanks for sharing a step by step how to make. I'm bookmarking this give it a try.

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  7. Your background is so beautiful. Love those colors. Thanks for sharing

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  8. So many lovely details in your gorgeous tag! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. Wow I have never seen a slim line tag. Adore it! Such beautiful details .

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  10. So pretty! I love the style of these trees, and the colors you used! Beautiful tag!

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  11. These are my favorite colors. I love all of the texture you have on this tag. Awesome job. [Bunny]

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  12. This is such a fantastic tag. I am loving the colors! Thank you for sharing the inspiration!

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  13. Love the blues and turquoise!!

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  14. LOVE the colors and the design! Beautiful!

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  15. What a gorgeous tag! I love the background and the texture of the embossing paste! You're so creative!

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  16. Such a great tag! I appreciate the instructions and all the detail photos. Your snow and all the textures is fab!

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  17. Such a beautiful tag! I love the colours that you used with the touches of glitter and sequins - gorgeous 😁. Wishing you a Happy Friday and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

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  18. Nice color combination and use of the layers. I like all the added texture.

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  20. I like how this tag turned out and how you made it into a slimline such a neat and fun tag

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  21. Wow! Wonderful scene and colouring!!!

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  22. Beautiful tag! Love all the details!

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