Sunday, November 22, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 22


Hello!  It's our fourth and final week of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  Crazy, right?  Today's sponsor is Erin Lee Creative.  She has some really unique stamp designs, and my tag today uses Aztec Antlers and Holiday Sentiments stamp sets. 

When I started making this tag, I had a clear vision in mind. I was going make a shape tag and emboss the deer in gold on a sheet of vellum.  I wanted it really light and airy.  Well, obviously I didn't end up sticking with that plan, and it all started with the embossing powder.  Instead of plain gold I decided that Midas Touch Wow embossing glitter would be even more beautiful.  Looking at the glitter reminded me of this card by Dawn's one of those cards that you just never forget.  And that's when I decided I needed to do a dark background...and then I pretty much ended up with a simplified CASE of Dawn's card. But it just fit the design of this stamp so well.

I started by blending Broken China Distress Oxide Ink in the center of my panel.  Working outward, I added Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink and Black Soot Distress Ink.  When all the ink was good and dry, I embossed an image from Erin Lee Creative's Aztec Antlers stamp set and a sentiment from ELC's Holiday Sentiment's stamp set.  I promise you in real life that the sentiment is crisp and readible...just doesn't look so much like it here.  
One of the things I loved about Dawn's card so much was the "messy" foiled edges.  I did a really simplified version here and simply took pinches of the midas touch embossing glitter, sprinkled them around the borders of my tag, and embossed to set them.  A tip for using this glitter: It will literally blow away because of the power of the heat gun, so I always heated the backside of the paper first to start the melting, then I heat sent the front.

Well, folks, that's all for me today.  I have to say, I was really happy with how this turned out.  It's so different from anything I have created so far.  As always, you can find more inspiration over on Tracey's blog.  I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday!  


  1. It is a beautiful tag - yes, lovely and I love the shine! TFS

  2. I love your Aztec Antler's and the beautiful Distress Oxides and embossing powder. I have blown my powder away before. So I know what you mean. You don't do it too often that's for sure. [Bunny]

  3. It is really beautiful. And thanks for sharing your creative process!

  4. What a stunning tag! I love the blue background!

  5. The silver embossing on the deep blue background makes for a GORGEOUS tag, Lindsey. Your inspiration has been amazing in this event, and I really appreciate ALL the wonderful tags you've shared to inspire us. Have an awesome Thanksgiving, and keep on crafting. LOVE to see your creativity.

    1. Karen, many thanks for your kind comments and encouragement throughout this event. You have warmed my heart daily, and I appreciate the time you have spent here so much!

  6. Great design for your pretty tag! Love the colors!

  7. What a cool card! I went to the inspiration card and thank you for linking it. That moose stamp is kind of funny with those ornaments.

  8. Gorgeous. Love the ink blending.
    thanks for sharing

  9. Beautiful midnight blue and the gorgeous elk in glittery silver embossing is gorgeous!

  10. Shimmery, striking and so dramatic, Lindsey ... what brilliant sparkle against your lovely blending! Hugs, Anita :)