Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12 tags of Christmas-#7 and a Gingersnap entry

Well today I am going to kill 2 birds with one stone as they say. I saw a challenge over at Gingersnap Creations a few days ago and what better way to make a tag for this challenge and make it one of my 12 tags.
So the theme GC81: Chestnut Theme Challenge - is Snowpeople .
This tag took a bit of doing but turned out so cute. I love these snowmen in their globe and they just make me smile. I love snowmen, some peeps like Santas some like angels, some like gingerbread but I really like snowmen. When I first saw these stamps I had to break the bank and get it. I have had this a couple years now but I use it quite a bit for cards etc and I have some single snow peeps by the same designer.
This is a Canadian company called Sunshine Designs but you cannot buy from their site, you must find a retailer who sells them. I bought my locally.
Back to the tag.... I stamped the image on Watercolour paper with Black StazOn ink. I then used Watercolour pencils and waterbrush to colour my images with. I cut out the image and just ran a black ink pad around the edges, learned to do that trick after cutting images out from InkStains by Roni. I cut a shipping tag shape out of this great holiday BoBunny scrap paper. It is two sided and had purple swirls on the back so I cut a few strips with decorative scissors and put a little trim at the top and bottom of the tag. Still needs something......I found a strip of sticky backed snowflakes in my stash and cut some to fit the top and bottom just for a bit of filler and eye candy. Oh and I also inked the edges of the tag before placing the snowglobe on with Dusty Concord DI. I then took a Studio G clear stamp and stamped Friends in the same ink on a scrap of WC paper inked the edges then attached the globe and the Friends sign with some foam tape to raise them off the tag a bit. I added guessed it ....Stickles to the large dots on the bottom of the globe and added some white fiber and that was it.
So a bit different than distressing but I like how it turned out. Thanks for dropping by again and hope to hear from you soon. I see a couple peeps are commenting every day, so.....keep up girls.
Til next time......create with what you have.


  1. This is soooo cute.. love the snow globe and snowmen.. a great entry...xo

  2. Very cute! I'm a snowman collector too. These guys are adorable. Great non-traditional Christmas colors - very fun. Thanks!

  3. Love the snowmen and also like the crisp black outlined with the colouring - one of my favourite methods. You have reminded me of an older snowman stamp that I have, I am off to dig it out and get busy - thank you for the inspiration

  4. This is beautiful. You come by liking snowmen honestly. They are my absolute favourite! Keep them coming sweetheart!

  5. super sweet tag and the snow people stamp is adorable!

  6. A fantastic tag! The snowpeople are so cute!!! Thanks for playing along with Gingersnap Creations.


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