Sunday, November 23, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tag with Tracey McNeely

This is my second post for today. This is my Christmas Card Series - Card #7 post.

Today I am participating in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags as design team member of Curtain Call Challenge.


Here is my Christmas tag.

H ho ho! Card

I have used fish tail banner die from Paper Smooches to die cut my main tag using white cardstock as well as woodgrain pattern paper. I have glued the woodgrain die cut on to the wite cardstock die cut for stability.

I then die cut the frame using PTI silhouette die and sponged blue ink on the edges. The Santa is from Cute Christmas Characters from Clearly Besotted for Simon Says Stamp. I have white heat embossed the santa on watercolour paper, then watercoloured it. When dry, I used the coordinating die to die cut the santa. The gold bow is die cut using Taylored Expression die. The sentiment is from the Cute Christmas Character stamp set which I have stamped on to one of the tiny banner die cut from Simon Says Stamp. I trimmed off the folding banner edges and cut of fish tail ends with scissors to be able to fit on the tag. This sentiment strip is also sponged with blue ink on the edges.

Ho ho ho flat

I wanted to move away from the traditional looking tag to something totally different. I decided to rummage through my leftover diecut box to pick the diecuts to use on the tag. Except for the santa, others were left overs. It is a good feeling to reuse :)

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27 comments:

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created.

Kara said...

He's so cute!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very cute tag!!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Awesome tag - I love the white embossing and watercoloring!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!

Sabrina said...

What a adorable tag!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this adorable and super creative tag Gayatri! Thank you so much for joining me at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags! xoxo

Ruby N said...

this is really creative <3

Jean Bullock said...

Ho Ho How creative. Well done.

Marisa said...

Darling :)

Linda Rubarski said...

Love Your Santa.

Debbie Lou said...

Love, love the bow!

marylouh said...

Love how Santa is cut out and you can see the background through the cutout. thanks for sharing a cute tag.

Iris said...

Super cute tags - love the Santa.
isoscia at aol dot com

cghundley said...

Too cute!
Love your
Santa tag.
Carla from Utah

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet tag Gayatri. Love the darling Santa image and the white embossing. Great layers.

Sue D said...

Very cool Santa tag.

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous tag Gayatri.

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - you worked some Christmas MAGIC with your left overs Gayatri!!!
LOVE your SUPER CUTE Santa, LOVE your wood grain base and all the pretty layers too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... and for the timely reminder to use my stash :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Neat watercolour look to your Santa tag!

jintyoo7 said...

Wonderful Santa - and love the touch of gold :-)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this looks so cool with the woodgrain paper!

cm said...

I'm applauding your delightful tag here, which is so wonderfully festive and fabulous! Pairing your Santa with the wood grain sure amps up its 'amazing' level! Little tag; maximum impact!
~c

karenelr said...

I adore this tag--especially the Santa you used!

Indy said...

This is fun and unique! Nice work!

My Paper Epiphany said...

( love your Santa tag! The layering and colours are fantastic!

Ruth G said...

Santa is wonderful with the watercoloring and woodgrain! I love the frame and banner, too! Thanks so much for sharing and what a great idea to make a tag from left-overs!