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Friday, 4 November 2016

STAMPlorations Holiday TAGplorations

Good afternoon all.

Huge excitement over at STAMPlorations today as we host our very first Holiday TAGplorations event, I hope you can join in the fun. You have three weeks to join in...so get making those holiday tags (any holiday) and link up on the STAMPlorations blog here.



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I started by cutting a tag using the largest of the Luggage Tags nesting dies from a piece of sticky back linen...a failed gelli plate piece which I knew would come in useful for something!


I then coated the tag with Distress Crackle Paint...I have several jars and this is the first outing!


Once dry I stuck the linen to another tag cut from Kraft cardstock then used Radiant Gel through the Christmas Reindeer stencil.



To finish I used gilding wax around the outside of the tag, inked some stars using a Sharpie pen and the Oh My Stars stencil and added my sentiment from the Holiday Artsy stamp set. Ribbons and pearls were upcycled from a cracker. I love how this turned out and must have another play soon with the crackle paints.


*Commenting and linking up is from November 4 to November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (3 weeks)
*Winners announced on December 9 in the November Challenges & Hops winners post
*Prizes:
10 prizes (with a value of $178+) will be distributed among randomly drawn winners:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store
- (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the Luggage Tag Dies
- (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the ATC Tag Builder Dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant to the TAGplorations linky party will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store
Please come and join us either by hopping and commenting or making a tag or two yourself (or both!). You'll find tons of inspiration from the other girls too.


39 comments:

  1. Your tag is just gorgeous with all that texture, Carol! Thanks for sharing photos of how you built the background -- awesome!

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  2. Oooo, so beautiful, Carol. I have not used gilding wax before. Now I want to get some. Maybe Santa will put some in my stocking? :)

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  3. Carol, such a handsome, striking tag! Mixed media magical!
    ~carol

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  4. Wonderful tag Carol, love the stag image it's just lovely, Kate x

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  5. Your tag is amazing Carol. The crackle looks great and I love the reindeer. I enjoyed reading how you did it and you used some interesting product. It's really impressive. Barbxx

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  6. Stunning texture and design Carol! Love it! xx

    Amy
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

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  7. Love the crackled effects on this gorgeous tag!

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  8. great texture, love your tag

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  9. Wow!! Love love love the crackled textured look. Its awesome

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  10. A beautiful tag Carol, such a striking reindeer.
    Pauline
    x

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  11. brilliant Carol - love what you have done. hugs rachel x

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  12. A beautiful card Carol, love the rustic look of it.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  13. That reindeer is probably my favourite stencil ever and I love how the gold really makes it... well... shine the way it deserves to!

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  14. Love the texture from the crackle paint!

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  15. Beautiful tag Carol! The stag jumps off the lovely crackled background.

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  16. Beautiful mixed media tag - love the design and texture:)

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  17. Love the shape and texture on this wonderful tag Carol.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  18. this will be a wonderful tag
    for my son's present.
    Great tag.
    thanks for sharing.

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  19. Your tag is so very pretty and I love how you explained the process of making it.

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  20. Fabulous texture and lovely deer - I also added a deer to my tag I will be uploading this week - have a blessed week!

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  21. This is such a gorgeous tag!! I love all of the dimension you've achieved with your texture and design! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. WOW - WONDERFUL tags!!!
    LOVE your glorious golden deer, LOVE your crackled background & colours too!!! I look forward to trying this technique, I'm pretty sure that I have some crackle paste in my stash waiting for a workout :)

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  23. Such a creative tag with fabulous texture. Thank you for the amazing inspiration x

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  24. That crackle texture looks amazing with the reindeer image. So beautiful!

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  25. Love this stag head, so majestic and strong. Fabulous cracked background too.

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  26. Beautiful textures and awesome tag! Gorgeous!

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  27. What a fabulous tag with the deer!

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  28. Oh Carol, this technique is wonderful. I'll have to try gilding wax now!

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  29. Great techniques making this deer tag.

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  30. This is stunning, I love the deer!

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x