Friday, 4 November 2016

Holiday TAGPlorations


I'm so excited to be part of the second TAGplorations Holiday event. The event kicks off today and will be five days of holiday tag making fun. It's such a great chance to get inspired by the tags the STAMPloraitons girls share over on the STAMPlorations blog

I love adding little tags to my Christmas presents, it gives such a nice extra touch. And this year I have used the new CUTplorations Luggage Tag dies to create my tags, which I will be showing over the next few days here and over on the STAMPlorations blog. And of course you will get a chance to get in on the fun too! You will be able to win prizes by commenting on the main post as well as the posts of all the tag desingners linked to the main post. And there will be a lot of prizes:

10 prizes (with a value of $178+) will be distributed among randomly drawn winners:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store
- (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the Luggage Tag Dies 
- (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the ATC Tag Builder Dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant to the TAGplorations linky party will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store
Plus possibly some extra surprise prizes too. Winners announced on December 9 in the November Challenges & Hops winners post.

And of course there will be a linky for you to also show us your beautiful holiday tags (any holiday, it doesn't have to be Christmas!)


For today's tag, I used the biggest of the Luggage Tag Nesting Dies to die cut the tag. I used blue Distress inks and blended them using a foam applicator throug the die to get the clean white edge. Then I splattered some water on the tag to create the snowy effect. Next, I stamped and die cut the cute little pressent loaded sled from the Warm Hands Warm Hearts set and coloured with Copics. Last, I added a snowy hill using the Stitched Snow Hills die. To create the sentiment, I used the same blue distress inks to colour a piece of white scrap card and then die cut the sentiment using the Let It Snow phrase die. Last, I added a bit of blue ribbon from my stash.

Don't forget to check out the fantastic tags the other STAMPlorations girls have made, you can find them here. And we will be back for four more days with more TAGspirational creations and can't wait to see what you create.

Card: 250 gsm white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Warm Hands Warm Hearts and matching dies
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Copics
Dies: CUTplorations Luggage Tag Nesting Dies, Stitched Snow HillsLet It Snow phrase die
Other: ribbon from my stash

31 comments:

Shery @ STAMPlorations said...

I so love this adorable tag, Karola! Beautiful ink blending -- that hue of blue is so perfect for a wintry Christmas!

*Vicki* said...

I just love your blended blue sky background!! Super fun image too! :)

vinita jain said...

Love the Bold sentiment on this cute snowy tag, what a beautiful BG for the image!

Melissa L. said...

Ohhhhh! Lovely inking and such a pretty design, Karola. :)

cm said...

Such a lovely tag with the snowy, pretty-wintry-blue background; perfect for your sweet sled of gifts! Fabulous!
~carol

Amy A said...

ADORABLE Karola! love the shading as it makes the image "POP". xx

Amy
{Lil Cutie Creations}

laury55 said...

so lovely...love the stamp you used

Preety said...

This is such a lovely holiday tag :) lovee the blue color and the shape of it!!

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty tag. Gorgeous colour blending and loving the die cut sentiment x

Denise Bryant said...

Fun tag with pretty coloring! Love the sentiment die and stamp!

Craftyfield said...

Brilliant design for a Christmas tag!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautifully made tag:)

Craftychris said...

Ooh, this is so beautiful! xxx

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the shape.
The background really sets
off the packages.
thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so cute and I love the colorful design.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love how you inked the tag. Must try that. Hugz

Leanne said...

Pretty tag! Love the shape.

2amscrapper said...

really like your tag and how you used the products

Gail said...

Super tag - beautiful colors and love those packages on the sleigh! TFS

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow!!! Awesome tag!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL tag!!!
LOVE your gift-filled sled, LOVE your inky background too, so clever using the die as a stencil :)

SHartl said...

I really like the shape of your tag and the pretty stenciling and sleigh!

Jerrie said...

Love, love, love it! This says fun!

Jane said...

Ooh, fabulous colours! And that sleigh loaded with presents has just jumped onto my wishlist.

The Altered Paper said...

Beautiful colors and super cute tag!

Helen Gullett said...

Stunning coloring on your tag. Lovely!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous tag! I love the shape of it.

Tanvi Shah said...

Fabulous tag Karola!

Helen F. said...

Love your adorable tag, Karola! Beautifully blended blue background to the fun sleigh full of gifts!

Sue LD said...

So pretty with all the blue.

Tina Z. said...

This is stunning!