Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A SNOWMAN GIFT TAG...using clear stamps

my goodness, is almost christmas and even i am happy to celebrate the season, i am still very sad for all the tragedy around us. why can't we live in peace and love each other and care for each other?
my heart can't stop aching.

anyway, i had to come and take my mind off things so i made this gift tag to share and for my son's b-day gift on saturday.

this stamp set i used  is from my mind's eye and is called:
  
"winter wonderland" 
---i will call my tag the same---
you all know i love my cricut but that i love to try new things too and here i stepped out to join the millions who are using stamps as die cuts and coloring them. yes, i know i am super behind the scenes but that is me, lol.. not trendy at all but when i like something then, i will join too.

the "vintage christmas" patterned papers are also from my mind's eye.

for the snowman i used versafine onyx black ink, i then embossed it with clear embossing powder and proceeded to color the tiny details with some markers from american crafts i had in my stash. all went well until i got to the nose since it was already embossed, lol. (blushing here)--- i popped him up with foam tape.

i also used the clear embossing powder with a snowflake stamp (from the same collection) on some of the snowflakes that were already on the patterned paper.
 i topped them with tiny dots of diamond stickles.


the border punches are from martha stewart (doilies and traditional scallops). the bluish snowflakes cuts are from a small ek success christmas punch set. the "to" is from the same mme stamp collection.

now, the top corners were done with an old fiskars punch i have. i thought it was quite the perfect touch to add the white organza ribbon, and here you have a pic of that too.
hope you like my "stepping out of the box" project here. 
if i say it myself i would say:
 "not bad at all, agnes, not bad at all! ---hehe
 it is very pretty.

PSSS!!!---you can find that awesome clear stamp at my new design team home: the pumpkin spice shop. here is the direct link to it: http://www.shoppumpkinspice.com/winter-wonderland-stamps.html


if i do not come back before christmas :
"i am wishing you all the joy peace can bring to our sore hearts and souls!"
keep safe.

Love you all
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4 comments:

  1. LOVE this tag! Great colors and patterned paper. Feeling so inspired. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

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  2. Love it!! I love how you did all the embossing :) You did great not using the cricut for the snowman. I really need to give it a try myself. :)

    Hugs, Sheena

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  3. Fantastic work! Gorgeous! And congrats for making the PS team!!! :D

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