Monday, November 22, 2010

A couple of gift tags...

 this is my second post for today....can you believe it? please scroll down for my November Card Chain Challenge post, thanks!

Had some fun with a really old (10 years) Hero Arts shadow stamp. I used it to stamp the background for some Christmas tags. No real technique involved here, just some over-stamping to get lots of layers of subtle images.

I used Distress inks in Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo to stamp the tile-look background. I like how they have a soft look. I actually thought about adding bling or other embellies and decided I liked these tags on the rustic side.
I tried a fun new technique using Paint Dabbers on acetate....waiting to see if it works. I'll let you know!

~ 1 Thess. 5:18 ~
give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus
Stamps: Hero Arts- Friend Definition CG125, Three Holiday Messages LL956, Holly Flourish S5067, Shadow Stamp 1 A1873, CG223 Season's Greetings.
Ink: Distress Inks- Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Ages Mahogany.
Brown Sharpie Marker
Jute twine
White tags


  1. Ah, I remember those HA shadow stamps! Love that you took them out to play with--such gorgeous tags! Must go hunting for my shadow stamps and remove the cobwebs! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This is so pretty! love that background! :)

  3. These tags are so lovely Nancy! Thank you!...Nancy :o)

  4. i stared at the first tag for a good 7 seconds, how did u do that? so cool and pretty!

  5. Love these beautiful tags, Nancy! So fun to see older stamps in action! Hugs to you!

  6. love love the beautiful backgrounds. very pretty tags, Nancy!


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