This tag had a technique I hadn't done before. Tim used his reflection stamps to do a whole background but I decided to try a snowflake image on a smaller piece of acrylic. I used Cranberry and Red Pepper alcohol inks. He said to let the ink completely dry, so I left it for about 10 minutes before stamping with the archival. I found the archival ink wouldn't rub off. So I did another alcohol background, just barely let it dry, then stamped. The technique worked perfectly revealing the snowflake. I cut the ornament on my Cricut (Christmas Noel cartridge) out of left-over plastic packaging.
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|close-up of alcohol technique on |
back of ornament
On printed Basic Grey Wassail snowflake paper, I stamped an Inkadinkadoo snowflake scroll diagonally across the tag, then sponged the edges with Pumice Stone and Festive Berries distress ink. Created a little tag with one of Tim's fragments, found a shiny snowflake embellie in my stash, punched a border from coordinating paper with Martha Stewart quilted edge punch, and added a big organza bow. The shiny snowflake looks kind of odd in my picture,as the natural light from window is only picking up half of the holographic shimmer.
I like the red for this snowflake tag instead of blue!