Merry and Bright Christmas Tag

I had a nice Sunday afternoon crafting yesterday. I put on some christmas music and finished a tag I started a few weeks ago.
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For the background, I sponged a bit of Forest Moss and Shabby Shutters distress ink randomly over the surface of a kraft tag.  I put  some Ranger Texture Paste into four wells of an art palette and coloured each with TH reinkers - Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, and Pine Needles. Then I spread the paste over a TH "Festive" stencil. When the paste was dry, I spritzed all over with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Irridescent Gold.

I cut some greenery using TH Holiday Greens thinlit dies from bits of TH Kraft-Core  paper, sanding off the surface in some places and sponging with distress inks to age.

From a Brick Red Kraft-Core piece, I cut the verse Merry & Bright from TH Holiday Word Block thinlit dies, and used a scrap of kraft cardstock to place behind the cut-out words. I thought the letters "R" and B" looked funny without their defining loops , so I glued on the little bits that pop out. If you have these dies, you know what I mean...LOL!   Now they look more like regular letters.  I also spritzed the gold glimmer mist over and fastened it to the tag with tiny gold star brads.

I created a bow from olive crushed silk ribbon, placing loops of metallic cord behind, adding a red metal bell, a pinecone (TH die) and two little gold, styrofoam balls. I recently bought a decorative sprig from Michaels for half price, $1.50, made with these little gold and silver balls - I thought they would come in handy as they were tiny enough for card making.

A pinecone brad and ribbon at the top finishes the tag.

It snowed overnight covering the lawns and streets.  Our first blanketing snow of the season!

Thanks for stopping by and reading how I made this tag.



  1. This is a WOW tag lots of texture and detail as always . Love teh bow with the tiny festive berries . So pretty !

  2. This tag is beautiful, Sharon! The bow looks so pretty with the berry cluster and pinecone. Nice shimmer to everything. Lucky you to have some snow. Our temps aren't quite cold enough yet for it.

  3. Fabulous tag Sharon! Love the sentiment strip and the background paper is so festive! Your big loopy bow is so amazing, wonderful holiday tag fun! hugs :)