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:

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


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

  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

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


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