Friday, 23 November 2012

The Rosey Tag of Christmas

Gooooodly Morning Snazzyfans... cor blimey, my internet is soooo slow, I have just spent a yonk and a half trying to get my page to load.. finally!  Well, I shall be a smidge later posting this than anticipated but better late than never!  So, I am back again with another offering that I made using the (saying this loudly) Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Collection papers that we DT have been lucky enough to be playing with this week.  How can I describe the papers?  Do you remember the old Crate Papers of years ago? Textured so they have a linen-y/canvassy feel to them? Well, these are just like that, very reminiscent of them. The designs are marvellous - not too old fashioned but with enough of a vintage feel that they aren't ultra modern and in-your-face (I don't do ultra modern lol) The quality is amazing; they are a very strong paper, more like a cardstock in actual fact.  The Collection comes with a sheet of die-cuts too, one of them I have used on this tag - and they all match perfectly with the double sided designs.  And... did you know... you can CLICK HERE to be transported off to the Snazzy Online Store where lovely Val and Don have put a discounted special offer on our DT kits for this month.  As well as the papers we have had some stamps to use (I haven't inked mine yet!) and... some goooorgeous brads to match too (I loves my brads!)  Anyways, enough waffle, on with the tag:

The tag is a Size 8 cut from plain cardstock and then covered with two of the patterned papers.  I made a little border thingy to cover up the join in the papers and added a brad from the pack - check it out... not only is it big (bout the size of a 5p) it is also designed and has an epoxy covering so it is glossy and raised!  Cool huh! Once I had done this, I edged all around the tag with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then took my paper distresser and scuffed up the edges to make it a little shabbier. 

Next came some bling in the form of a very light wafting of Rock Candy Dry Stickles - I used Glue & Seal to paint onto the top and bottom of the tag and then sprinkled liberally with the Dry Stickles... I LOVE this stuff.. it is like crushed sugar, not a smidge of AB anywhere so the light just sparkles instead of colouring.  You can see the bling in one of the photo's.   I did a wee bit of die-cutting with the papers - you can see how strong they are, they withstood a Vagabond-ing and then a sanding too!  I added Rock Candy Dry Stickles to the number 25 - again using Glue & Seal for the sticky bit.

After all that die-cutting I got all creative (!) and made myself a rose.  I love making these big fancy roses - they are soooo simples too - if you check out my own bloggy there's a link in the side bar to a Tut I did some time ago... a simple way to make pretty roses.   I added some wire twists and a couple of Alcohol Inked bells to the rose embellishment and then finally, one of the pop-outs from the die-cut page of the collection, edged with Frayed Burlap and distressed with the paper distresser and then popped into a Memo Pin.  I added a few bits of Idea-ology to the top of the tag with some ribbon and voila, finished!

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