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Tag your gift!

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Let them know how extra special they are with a tag they will want to keep. Each tag is die cut and pressed individually by hand using vintage letterpress ornament type. Paper is Crane Lettra #110, 100% cotton. Set of 5 tags come with 5 ft. of gold sparkle twine. Choose from Toy Soldier, Poinsettia or Santa. Available in the Shop for the holidays!

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Skeletons = Love

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I designed the card using this dapper skull from the Tim Holtz Undertaker collection from Stampers Anonymous and the Love stamp and die from Hero Arts.

To create the background for the skull, I used copic inks and blending solution and metallic mixative from Ranger on alcohol ink cardstock (also from Ranger). I stamped the image on top with Ranger black archival ink.

After stamping the card base with the “love” stamp in magenta hue archival ink, I die cut the “love” from some pink foam and adhered Distress Spun Sugar glitter.

To finish off the card I applied some black onyx sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and sprayed the whole card with shimmer spray.

I’ve added this to my Etsy Shop which you can see here. (Skeleton crew not included)

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Merry & Bright and Distressed

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First I stamped some Ranger Gloss Paper with the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Dots & Hearts background stamp in Ranger Archival Carnation Red. On top of that I took stamps from the Simon Says Stamp Merry and Bright kit (hearts, flowers, asterisks and snowflakes) and stamped them in other bright colored Ranger Archival Inks.  After I heat set that I applied some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and buffed it out over the images.   I then stamped the gifts, Christmas tree and sentiment in black archival ink .  The polka dot paper in the kit is from Doodlebug and I cut that down and went around the edges with the Gathered Twigs. The kit was tied with a red ribbon so I cut some of that, applied Gathered Twigs to it, tied it and adhered it to the top of the tag made from Simon Says Stamp Green Apple cardstock.

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Fall Flower Frenzy!

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I embossed a Ranger heavy stock tag with a fun folder from Simon Says Stamp – Flower Frenzy! On top of that I used the following Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs).  In between the layers of ink, I sprayed some Ranger Perfect Pearls that I mixed with some Ranger Ink and put in a mini-mister. In person, you can really see that shimmer!

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Fall Ranunculus

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I cannot get enough of these Sketch Ranunculus from Simon Says Stamp.  I embossed them with Ranger Liquid Platinum on the Tim Holtz heavy card stock tag and then I applied Distress ink (barn door, wild honey, ripe persimmon, twisted citron, crushed olive, shabby shutters, ground espresso).

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Flower floral

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The flower is colored with Copic marker (image from a Copic workshop all about flowers!) and topped off with Distress Ink (vintage photo). The tag is a new heavy duty stock by Tim Holtz.  I used Distress Stain (tarnished brass, mowed lawn, crushed olive) and then stamped the Hero Arts Holiday Floral – Bold Prints over the top with Ranger’s Carnation Red Archival Ink. On top of that I added some additional Distress Ink (carved pumpkin, mowed lawn, vintage photo).