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It's November so I can officially start being excited about Christmas! I LOVE Christmas - I love spending time with my family, eating different foods, snuggling up on the sofa and watching the same films we watched last year... I could go on! I'm not so keen on the crush in shops when shopping for presents or the bun fight in the supermarket over the last net of sprouts..!!! For my projects this month I've used Iced Spruce Distress Ink as a base for a tag but tried to create different finishes. This tag uses rather delicious Lynne Perrella stamps.
Start by covering a tag (or card base!) with Iced Spruce Distress Ink - I will add it slightly darker in some areas then others to give the background a little more interest.
Spray water lightly through a mask and leave to dry. I leave it to dry rather than dry it with a heat gun as the water 'bleaches' the ink more noticeably.
This is the tag with the bleached snowflakes. I added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges - these colours work beautifully together.
I then stamped the lady on to the tag and again on to some tissue paper. I painted the reverse of the tissue paper and only used blue, white and yellow. When dry, stuck it to some plain card and cut it out. As I have stamped the image onto the tag the fabulous foliage at her back doesn't need to be cut out saving at lot of delicate work! Before I added the lady to the tag I thought the snowflakes were a little too pale so I used Iced Spruce Distress Ink and a Tim Holtz snowflake stamp and added snowflake randomly.
All that was left was to add the sentiment (again, stamped on tissue paper and painted). This really didn't take too long to make so if you wanted to make a few as Christmas cards then I am sure the recipients would be very grateful!