Monday, November 20, 2023

Teri's Snowy Day Tag

   Hello friends. Its Teri with TerisMailbox presenting this snowy tag for The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I am not a fan of snowy cold weather, but it sure is beautiful!

I have a YouTube Video HERE if you'd prefer to watch the process.

Create the Base

Start with a Mini Etcetera Tag for the base. Cut a piece of White Heavyweight Cardstock the size of the Etcetera tag. I trace around the tag with a pencil and trim to fit.  

Use Holiday Knit 3D Embossing folder to add texture to the Cardstock. Start by running a Tumbled Glass Ink pad over the flat side of the folder. Spritz the tag with water. Carefully line up the tag at the top fold of the folder and run through your die cut machine of choice. Note: some of the tag will hang out as it is longer than the folder. After embossing, trim the un-embossed section off and repeat the process.

Using Collage Medium, attach the two pieces on the etcetera tag and set aside to dry.

Isn't it fun how the inks color the background making the snowflakes and reindeer pop? 

Create the Sled

Use the Sizzix Vintage Sled Die set and cut out all the parts. I used a woodgrain Kraft for the wooden planks, Navy for the metal frame and other colored cardstock for the branches and pinecones. 

The skates are from an early Tim Holtz stamp set CMS 170. I stamped them in Hickory Smoke and added silver ink over the blades.

Glue the pieces together and set aside.

Create the Sentiment

Use the Tidings Die Set to die cut the word Noel from white cardstock and the shadow with a color that will coordinate with the colors already used on the embellishments and tag base.

Line the word up in your stamp positioner and use the Ticking Stamp from Stampers Anonymous to stamp the stripes in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

Create the Tree

Select a Woodland Tree and trim the back so it will lay flat against the Etcetera Tag. Use a protective box and spry Rustic Wilderness Spray Stain over the tree to color it. Use a glove to hold the tree if you do not want green fingers!

Once the tree is dry, rub collage medium over the tips of the branches and roll in Mica Flakes on a piece of paper to add snow.

Assemble the Tag

Start by gluing the Noel Sentiment onto the shadow and glue to the base of the Etcetera Tag. This will identify the correct placement of the shelf. Use an Etcetera Bracket and hot glue to the base. Use hot glue to attach the tree to the shelf.

Punch holes in the top of the skates and attach to the sled with twine.  I also added a pair of metal skates from my very old stash of Ideology items.

Glue the sled to the left of the tree at an angle.

Select a paper doll to coordinate with the scene. I used one from my stash, colored with Distress Crayons.

Now for the fun part - adding the snow! Use Snowfall Grit Paste and a pallet knife to add a layer of snow on the shelf a quarter of an inch thick in some spots. Now, add the sledder into the snow so he stand upright and looks like he is sledding!

The last step is to dye seam binding to create a bow for the top.

I hope you enjoyed the techniques used today. Be sure to check out The Funkie Junkie Boutique for all the newest products!

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