Splitcoast Stampers Year-long #10 tag Calendar/photo tag swap.


January snowman tagI wanted to share my latest completed project.  I am a member of Splitcoaststampers and love to participate in the swaps there.  The latest swap was a year long swap creating #10 sized tags for each month of the year.  You could create based on whatever style you desired to.  The tags could be unique to each month, or be based on a theme of your own choosing.  The main requirement was that you needed to add a photo mat for the recipient to add either a small calendar or a photo of their choosing.

I decided that I would do snowmen as a theme for each month.  I love snowmen.  I thought it would be a cute and creative idea to figure out ways to have snowmen in snowless months.  This did indeed prove to be quite the challenge...lol 

My goal was to think outside the box and to stretch my boundaries a bit.  I wanted to used different techniques and supplies for each tag.  I started off creating in month order, but by the time I was onto March, I had my first creative block.  I decided to create going forward based on inspiration instead.  Now that they are all created, I will show them in order.

After cutting the base of the tag on white card stock, I tackled the vellum.  The first step was embossing.  I used a stylus and brass stencil with my light tray to emboss. I added color to the back of the vellum with distress inks in a few colors to add a marbled sky look.  The color on the back helped the snowflakes to pop.

For the "snow" on the bottom, I tore up mulberry paper into abstract strips and scrunched them onto the glued cardstock. I used tombo glue on the raised parts and sprinkled micro fine irridescent glitter on top for a bit of bling.

The snowman was diecut with the TIm Holtz die. I colored the hat with black soot distress ink and topped it with a glitter pen for shimmer, and stickles for the hat strip. I used mini buttons for the eyes and perfect pearls for the nose. The buttons are dew drops.

To finish it off, I added some fibers from my stash tied on top and a punched and sponged month tag clipped on with a coloured paperclip.


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